At one o’clock in the night I wake me up,... maybe ‘cause of some wave noise? I was surprised by seeing the Orion’s belt stars and M42 rising close to the local ‘Sainte Agathe’ fort up the hill. With my 7x50 binoculars I sketch this original encounter, the mythic Orion warrior at the rear of a real castle.
The French coast, here in the north, is full of light pollution but to my surprise, the castle illumination was the only light in the sight. The island is not so close to the polluted coast, so the Orion’s constellation was pure in the dark while rising.
This watercolour was made on board with local salt water
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