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#1 PeterDob

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:21 AM

Again this is a drawing I've wanted to make for some time. But of course I was a bit apprehensive because of this incredibly complex part of the sky, right in the heart of the milky way with its thousands of little stars. So I started drawing with the OIII in order to make it a bit easier. But I wasn't really satisfied. So I removed the filter and kept adding and adding stars until I got dizzy. Another difficulty was that the Crescent stood exactly at the zenith. Which meant that with the moving sky I had to turn my Dob predominantly around its azimuth axis. When I finished the drawing I had made more than a quarter turn compared to when I stared and obviously I had to turn my drawing with it. Very confusing! But anyway, here's the result...

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:26 PM

Peter.

Wow, superb sketch my friend especially because I saw this crescent recently taken by a friend.

http://www.astro-que...=2593&mode=view

You have done your crescent in a so beautiful way. Congratulation.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:12 PM

Peter,

Very good sketch of the Mighty Crescent :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:06 PM

Peter,

This is the best sketch of the Crescent nebula I have seen.

Wonderful piece of work.

Frank :)

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:27 PM

I agree with Frank, absolutely beautiful.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:45 PM

WOW!, that makes me want to become an artist

#7 PeterDob

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:19 AM

Thank you very much, André, Tom, Norme and T1R2, you're very kind!

@André: Your friend's version is a wee bit more spectacular...

Peter

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:50 AM

Pfouf, absolutly beautiful !

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:11 PM

Excellent.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:51 PM

Just saw this amazing sketch!
Beautiful work, so delicate...
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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:57 PM

Peter

You have done an excellent job. For sure you can't achieve what a CCD camera do but you have all the merit be sure of that.

Andre

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:19 AM

Super sketch, bravo

#13 PeterDob

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:38 AM

Many thanks, Michel, Rutilus, Randolph, André and Tommy! You really encourage me! :D

Peter

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:37 PM

Peter

When admiring your sketch carefully, its incredible the fine details you drawn in this sketch. Very very fine lines and stunning details. Its certainly a masterpiece.

Andre

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:44 AM

Thank you, André. I'm deeply touched by your kind words... Many, many thanks! :thankyou:

Peter

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 07:41 AM

Peter,

Beautifully done--very subtle rendering. :)

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:56 PM

Impressive stuff!

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:19 AM

:jawdrop: Excelent!!
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#19 PeterDob

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:34 AM

Thank you so much, Michael, Jef and Tamás! :D

Peter

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:59 AM

Wow, now at least I know what to look for. But even with a NELM 6.5m sky I was unable to see the Crescent - perhaps the reason was that I was not using an OIII filter? And I guess I was using too high magnification.

Thanks for sharing the sketch and the technical details, that's why sketching is so useful for visual observers.

#21 PeterDob

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:22 AM

Thank you, Ferenc! Without OIII filter the Crescent is still visible in my 18" but no more than that. You're absolutely right that this forum's a great way to learn from each other, both in the sense of drawing technique and observing. :D

Peter

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:34 AM

Another wonderful sketch Peter :bow:

Best,

Eric Jamison






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