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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:17 AM

We had some fine nights last week in Belgium (with a beautiful display of NLC). I sketched 4 clusters (in fact 3, because DoDz 8 isn't a real open cluster) that are on "The Astronomical League Asterisms Observing Program".
I finished DoDz 8 without a white circle. Better than those with circle?

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:17 AM

DoDz 6

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:18 AM

DoDz 7

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:18 AM

and the last one

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:07 AM

I like the presentation without the circle better. The field is clearly seen with the realistically non-black background.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:26 PM

Jef,

Fine sketches all.
You must be looking forward to the longer nights ahead as the sun moves eastward.
Excellent post.

Frank :)
PS I also agree with Ivan

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:05 PM

Also my vote goes to without circle. Much more live-like. By the way, excellent work, not just from the technical side but most of all because you brought these unknown objects to our attention!

Peter

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:30 PM

Jef,

Nice sketches of DoDz 5, DoDZ 6, DoDz 7 & DoDz 8 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:16 PM

I made similar sketches many years ago. Do-Dz clusters are underrated. It was fun to observe and sketch them. They are good objects for beginners in skletching.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:17 AM

Jef,

An excellent series of Do-Dz asterism sketches. The sketch without the circle does appear more like a "eyepiece view" of the object. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Regards,
Carlos

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:22 AM

hi Jef,

You found nice deep sky objects while the white skys :smirk: at Your homeplace and made the best out this position.

Bye
Christian

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:17 AM

Same for me, no circle.

Beautiful sketches.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:47 PM

Nice work, Jef. I'd never heard of these oc's before your post.

I like the sketch without the white circle, too. How did you do that?

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:41 AM

Thanks all for your nice words and your opinion about the circle.

I like the sketch without the white circle, too. How did you do that?

It's very simple. The original sketch is white paper with a black circle. After inversion the circle gets white and the background grey/black. With drawing-software I put a black mask around the sketch. Normally I don't cover the circle. This time I did.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:27 PM

Very well done. I prefer no circle a d let the impression of the black fieldstop show instead on its own,

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:31 AM

Pete, thanks! Democracy wins... my next deepsky sketches will be without a white circle.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:15 AM

I sketched two more DoDz-clusters. Number 9 is a big, fine cluster in a triangle-figure.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:17 AM

DoDz 10 is an inconspicuous cluster in the Milky Way.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:21 PM

Jef,

Nice sketches of DoDz-Clusters. Number 9 and DoDZ-Cluster Number 10 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 02:57 AM

Some time ago I did another DoDz-cluster. When I started to skecht the surrounding stars clouds rolled in, but I think I got most of the cluster stars. Still 4 DoDz-clusters to go...

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 04:52 AM

Very nice sketches, Jef.  I also like the ones without the circles.

 

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 10:00 AM

Hi Jef, beautiful sketches and curious deep objects, thanks for posting.

 

Regards.

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 01:31 PM

Jeff,

 

Fine sketch of DoDz-cluster 11  :) .

 

CS,KLU,
 

:thanx: ,

 

Tom

 



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Posted 03 October 2014 - 01:11 AM

Jef,

These are very nice captures of the additional Open clusters from the Do-Dz catalog.
Yes without the circle is best in MHO but a very faint circle would not be too bad.

Frank :)

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 04:53 AM

Thanks guys!








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