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#1 Michael11

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:36 PM

Hello all,
I've finaly had an observing session after a 4 month break. So here is my last object - NGC5139.

I used a 10" Skywatcher Newtonian on EQ6, Vixen LVW 13mm eyepiece, under quite clear ~6.8m desert skies in Israel.
The object was obviously quite low (10 degrees) - but luckily for me there was no light pollution at south :).
Original drawing can be found here:
http://www.deepskywa...uri-sketch.html

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#2 mdowns

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:52 PM

Excellent rendition. Looks very similar to my view from here in south Florida on transparent evenings.Outstanding drawing and capture!

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:09 PM

Beauiful sketch Michael! :waytogo:

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 07:51 PM

Michael, I've seen your website and sketches before, huge fan! If I ever get down south this will the be the first object I look at- wow a great sketch!

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 07:59 PM

Excellent observation and sketch. It looks similar to what I observe from the southern tip of Florida.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:54 PM

Very good work on Omega Centauri. Your drawing shows what I see through a 15-inch from my area, where Omega Centauri is even lower in the sky and there's severe light pollution along the southern horizon. To me, it looks like an explosion in a glass factory.

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#7 Michael & Louise

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:00 PM

That's an outstanding sketch! Impressive.

#8 JayinUT

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:12 PM

Very excellent sketch!

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:43 PM

Michael,

Excellent sketch.

The first time I saw this cluster at the eyepiece, I was surprised at its large size. It also is very even in brightness from edge to core.

Frank :)

#10 Michael11

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:49 PM

Thanks for your comments =)

What I like about this object is huge amount of tiny stars (similar to M22, at larger scale of course).
By the way if you look carefully in the eyepice - there are two slighltly darker spots (sort of "eyes") in the cluster's heart.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:24 AM

Michael, I am always impressed when someone attempts Omega. Well done.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:46 AM

Michael,

An outstanding observation of Omega Centauri, one of the most magnificent deep sky objects in the heavens. You have captured this impressive globular cluster very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:03 PM

Excellent!

#14 niteskystargazer

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:51 PM

Michael,

Very good sketch of Omega Centauri :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#15 Tamas Bognar

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:24 AM

Wow.. Michael, excellent sketch!

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:34 AM

Impressive :applause:

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:12 PM

I am a huge fan of your sketches. I have been anticipating your rendition of NGC 5139! I knew it would be wonderful. Thank you for sharing. :bow:

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:37 PM

Fantastic detail! Looks amazing, thanks for sharing!

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#19 Michael11

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 11:25 AM

Thanks a lot :o
I've been waiting quite a long time for an opportunity to sketch "the king".

#20 Erik Bakker

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:34 AM

Wonderful trophy Michael. From my latitude, Omega Centauri is invisible.

#21 Michael11

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:21 PM

It's quite low here as well. But luckily above the horizon,
you can see it rising in this timelapse I've made a week before, from the same observing site (lower left corner, in the middle of video): https://vimeo.com/90681512






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