M51 4 inch
Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:15 AM
This is my very first sketch. I've enjoyed a lot doing it!. A lot of things can be seen with a 4 inch, patience and experience.
Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:46 AM
Buddy Barby also observed and drew arm segments in m51 with his 4" apo . This astounded me as Id tried for years in and off in my youth with 4" instruments sct and reflector but never never never any segments. The throughput and contrast in these refractors is in another league and here's s fine example where it shows. This is a fine piece.
Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:06 PM
Looks like you're already some years in the business. Great sketch!
This is my very first sketch.
Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:13 PM
Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:32 PM
Posted 09 April 2014 - 06:04 AM
wow, what a realistic view !
Very nice sketch, please more !
Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:46 AM
That is a wonderful sketch of M-51 in a small scope.
It is great what a small aperture can do from dark, transparent skies.
Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:38 AM
Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:42 AM
Thanks for your comments. The seeing was also horrible.
When seeing is good I see 3 stars inside the galaxy with the AP Traveler.
Posted 09 April 2014 - 05:54 PM
Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:30 AM
M51 really does well under very clear dark skies. And an experienced eye and a contrasty apo don't hurt either!
Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:17 AM
Nice to see your sketch of M-51 on ASOD today.