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#1 PeterDob

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:45 AM

A drawing that's been resting in the closet for a couple of weeks due to circumstances. But here's the proof that the Whirlpool's already a great spectacle in a decent pair of binos (under a dark sky of course)...

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:12 AM

Again an impressive wide field sketch :waytogo:

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:19 AM

As I have said, I like the digital softness and contrast. The details really make me want to reobserve these objects with my 100 bino (it is Astromeccanica/TMB/LZOS so I guess it is decent). So far I have only seen anything approaching such detail in 7" (with a binoviewer) but at a much higher magnification. That was a long time ago though.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

Peter,

That is a remarkable capture.
Thanks for posting.
What a fine view and sketch.

Frank :)

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

Thank you very much, Jef and Frank. Kind as always! :D

@Ivan: isn't your bino identical to my Nexus? In any case you should try these kinds of galaxies (also M101!) again with it. I was actually amazed at how bright they appear in them...

Peter

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:33 PM

Pete,

Nice sketch of M-51 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:41 PM

Thank you very much, Jef and Frank. Kind as always! :D

@Ivan: isn't your bino identical to my Nexus? In any case you should try these kinds of galaxies (also M101!) again with it. I was actually amazed at how bright they appear in them...

Peter


Not as far as I can tell from what I see online - and there isn't much; I don't believe either model is or was regularly imported here. Here is mine photographed with the dewshields off:

http://www.cloudynig...php?photo=16487

I remember seeing some spiral structure in M101 with it once from Spruce Knob in West Virginia, so yes, it would be great to revisit too.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:58 PM

Another piece of art Peter.

Congratulation for this fine capture.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:17 PM

M51 is worth observing in every instrument.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:07 AM

hi Peter,
You show us a beautiful sketch !

Bye
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:20 AM

Peter,

An excellent observation of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) using 100 mm binoculars. I am glad that you enjoyed dark skies for your observation. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Regards,
Carlos

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:01 AM

Quite realistic!. I like the way you sketch.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:02 AM

Indeed I also like your realistic way to sketch.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:10 PM

Pete,

Very nice indeed. You ve got the deepsky nuances down my friend. Really superb work.

Pete

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:29 PM

Good catch with binos.

#16 PeterDob

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:02 PM

Many thanks to all of you!!! :D

@Ivan: I think your binos are a bit different indeed; the focal distance seems somewhat longer. Mine are 500mm (f/5)...

Cheers,

Peter






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