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#1 Randolph Jay

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:20 PM

Just completed this sketch of NGC 7510. Done with an 8" Dob, Meade 8.8 ultrawide field eyepiece, graphite sketch then "negative" reversed. Tried to get some indication of unresolved stars using a blending stump. Very beautiful open cluster.

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#2 AlexxxAA

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:01 PM

Very nice sketchbRandolph.
I'm gonna have to give this cluster a look soon! :)

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:20 AM

Very nice, Randolph! It's a lovely open cluster indeed and you caught it beautifully. :D

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#4 Randolph Jay

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 07:09 AM

Thanks Peter and Alex. There are so many beautiful open clusters in Cepheus and Cassiopeia. Of course as these constellations rise higher in the sky earlier, I feel the summer passing away and autumn right around the corner. This always makes me a little sad and of course here in the northeast it will get too cold to observe and too cold to hold a pencil or charcoal for sketching.
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Posted 07 September 2013 - 12:53 PM

Randolph,

Nice sketch of NGC 7510 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#6 Randolph Jay

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:40 PM

Thanks Tom
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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:27 PM

Very nice Randolph!
I always enjoy observing open clusters and many of us know how painstaking they can be to sketch as there is always a lot going on in the EP.

Nice sketch indeed.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:18 AM


Very nice sketch, Randolph!

#9 Randolph Jay

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:51 AM

Thank you Tomas and Wade...The open clusters of Cepheus and Cassiopeia include many under appreciated gems worthy of attention.
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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:29 AM

Great sketch Randolph! It really gives you back that feeling when you stand next to your telescope, and looking at something special. Sketchers often forget to add the unresolved stars - most observers I think doesn't even notice the faint glowing.

But I think it's never too cold to observe and sketch. :) When it's freezing cold, I use thin but warm winter cycling gloves with long fingers. They are warm enough and I can still hold the pencils. I've also noticed, that it really makes you feel comfortable during the Winter, if you sit on an observing chair and you have some small stool to put your feet on.

#11 Randolph Jay

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:17 AM

Thank you so much Ferenc. I've never thought of using cycling gloves...
But one of the problems I have in the cold is that my eyes water like a small river. And of course who wants to get salt water all over beautifully clean lenses?
Randolph

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:36 AM

Randolph,

This is a very nice capture of this open cluster.

Frank :)

#13 Randolph Jay

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:49 AM

Thank you Frank






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