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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:41 AM

This is a sketch I already wanted to do for a long time. But the numbers of stars always prevented me to start. On holiday in France (under a dark sky) I finaly found the courange. And what a surprice: I got a Nova as surplus. Two for the price of one!

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:10 AM

Very courageous, especially under such a dark sky. My compliments, Jef! :D

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:40 AM

very nice, difficult subject, superb job.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:13 AM

Jef,

Nice sketch of the Nova Del :).

CS,KLU,

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:11 PM

Wow, you are super talented!!

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 02:36 AM

Thanks guys! Although I like the result very much, there could be made some progress next time: the weakest stars are to bright and the Milkyway is to granular.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:59 AM

Hi Jef,

This looks like a lot of work--I thought you were on holiday! :grin: I like the appearance of your widefield sketch and I am impressed with your determination. I was just out last night making an observation of the nova and taking in this view. Did you do this on white or black paper?

Here is a little feedback for your next attempt--I think the parallellogram of stars below Vega is a little too wide.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:39 AM

Jef,

A very fine sketch that includes the dark lane in the milky way with great texture. I like it and am glad you did this sketch and posted it here.

Frank :)

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:04 PM

very good job, jef

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:32 AM

Did you do this on white or black paper?

White paper with a normal pencil for the stars and gray pastel for the Milky Way. At home I touched every star with a fine liner.

I think the parallellogram of stars below Vega is a little too wide.

I keep that in mind. But you must accept with wide field sketches like this that it's impossible to have all stars at the right place ;)

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 11:36 AM

Super sketch Jef! Congratulation !

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:00 AM

Jef.

A such wide field must be very hard to do. Congratulation for the great effort.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:39 AM

Michel & André :thanx:

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:54 PM

I made an inventory of the objects visible.

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