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#1 Erix

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 11:27 AM

March 2006

NGC 2174-5
Name: Eric Graff
Location: Cuyamaca Mts., San Diego Co., CA
Date: 25 February 2006, 03:00-03:30 UT
Telescope: 6" f/6 Parks Astrolite Newtonian Reflector
Barlow: None
EP: 20mm Parks Gold Series Plössl (45x; 69.6' FoV)
Filter: Lumicon UHC Filter
Medium: Pencil (#2) and ink on 100# index card, inverted and colorized in MS Picture It!

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 11:29 AM

April 2006 - winner of over all contest on Reader's Gallery

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Name: Erika Rix
Location: Zanesville, Ohio
Date: 2005-11-12 (0100-0300UT)
Telescope: 10" LX200 Classic
Barlow: none
Filters: none
EP: 8mm TV Plossl with diagonal
Medium: Rite in Rain paper, charcoal

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 11:30 AM

May 2006

Subject: M13/NGC 6205
Name: Jeremy Perez
Date: May 25, 2006
Time: 05:30 UT
Location: Anderson Mesa, Arizona
Seeing: 3-4/10 Pickering
Transparency: Mag. 6.8 NELM
Telescope: Orion SkyView Pro 6LT (6" f/8 Equatorial Newtonian)
Eyepieces: 10 mm Plössl (120X Magnification/24 arc minute TFOV)
Sketching Materials: White 28# text weight paper, HB and 2H mechanical pencils, blending stump

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 10:30 PM

June 06

Eric Graff
Subject: A Unique 'Double-Double' in Hercules
Object Data & Comments: Double Star ADS 10905 (STF 2245) (7.4, 7.4; 2.6"; 293°; pale blue and pale yellow) with NGC 6500 (SAab:; 12.7; 2.2' x 1.6') and NGC 6501 (SA0+:; 12.3; 2.0' x 1.8') a nearly identical pair of distant galaxies separated by 2'27" in position angle 35°/215°; both are elongated NNE-SSW with slightly brighter centers
Observer: Eric Graff
Location: Cuyamaca Mts., San Diego Co., California (4,000 ft. elevation)
Date and Time: 19 June 2006 at 05:40 to 06:20 UT
Transparency: 6.6 NELM
Seeing: Pickering 8/10
Telescope: 6-inch f/6 Parks Astrolight Newtonian Reflector
Eyepiece: 7.5mm Parks Gold Series Plössl (120x, 26' FoV)
Barlow: 2x Parks Gold Series (240x, 13' FoV)
Filter: None
Medium: White 100# index card, No. 2 Mechanical Pencil, Blending Stump, Black Ink

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 06:22 PM

July 06

Rich Handy
Subject: Anaximenes, Philolaus and environs Rukl: 3
Date: 7-6-06 Start - 4:36 UTC End- 5:58 UTC
Seeing: Antoniadi III-IV Weather: Clear
Telescope: 12" Meade SCT f/10 f.l.
Binoviewer: W.O. Bino-P
Eyepieces: 20mm W.O. WA
Nosepiece: 1.6X Magnification: 244X
Lunation: 11.45 days Phase: 50.9 degrees
Libration in Latitude: +6 deg 2 min
Libration in Longitude: -6 deg 48 min
Medium: White Conte' Crayon on black textured Strathmore paper
Sketch size: 18" x 24"

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 11:06 PM

August 06

Rich Handy
Feature: Pythagoras and environs
Time: 6:30 UT to 8:30 UT
Lunation: 14.04 days Phase: 17.1 deg. Colongitude (geocentric): 77.3 deg.
Illumination: 97.8% Libration in Latitude: +5 deg. 41 min. Libration in Longitude: -4 deg. 28 min.
Seeing: Antoniadi II-III Weather: clear, calm.
Telescope: 12" SCT Focal ratio: f/16 (1.6X nose piece on binoviewer)
Binoviewer: W.O. Bino-P Eyepieces 12.4 mm Meade 4000 series plossls
Magnification: 393X
Sketch medium: White and black Conte' crayon and White Crayola chalk on black Strathmore paper.
Sketch size: 18" x 24"

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 08:46 AM

September 2006

Rodelaet
Object : M11, the Wild Duck Cluster.
Location : Belgium, Bekkevoort
Date: September 20, 2006 , 20.00UT
Seeing: 2.5 on a scale of 5, Transparency : 3.5
Scope : ETX 105 UHTC
Eyepiece : LV Zoom

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:40 AM

Oct 2006 - winner of over all contest on Reader's Gallery

Rich Handy
Subject: Aristillus and Autolycus Rukl: 12
Date: 10-13-06 Start: 9:15 UT End: 10:50 UT
Lunation: 20.90 days Phase: 277.5 deg Illumination: 56.5%
Colongitude: 164.8 deg Lib. in Lat.: -5 deg 40 min Lib. in Long.: +7 deg 39 min
Seeing: Antoniadi III-IV with 30 seconds of Ant. II every 20 minutes
Weather: Clear early, turning to occasional clouds mid to late during session, 10-15 knot winds late.
Telescope: 12" Meade SCT F10
Binoviewer: W.O. Bino-P with 1.6X Nosepiece.
Eyepieces: W.O. WA 20mm Plossls
Magnification: 244X
Lunation: 18.48 days Phase: 311.1 deg Illumination: 82.9%
Colongitude: 133.7 deg Lib in Lat.: -3 deg 53 min Lib in Long.: +5 deg 12 min
Sketch medium: White and black Conte' Crayons on black textured Strathmore paper.
Sketch size: 18" x 24"

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 08:33 AM

November 06

Dee
Herodotus Aristarchus Vallis Shroter

03/11/06
18:00UT - 18:40 UT

Conte Crayons
Conte Pastel Pencils
Prismelo Water Colour Pencil Black and White
300gm Daler Rowney Paper
Sky Watcher 200mm
Focal Length 1200mm
8mm TVP eyepiece
Bray Co Wicklow Ireland
Humidity 90%Temp 2C
Lat: 53:11:44N (53.1955) Lon: 6:06:31W (-6.1086)
Seeing 2
Transparency Average

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:33 AM

December 06

Sally Russell
England

Subject: 'Metius, Fabricius, Janssen and Lockyer'
Scope: 105mm AstroPhysics Traveler, 2x Barlow, 3.5mm TV Nagler (magnification ~x340)
Date: 9th December 2006
Time: 05.40 - 06.55 UT
Lunation: 19.1 days (disc illumination 80.6%)
Sketch: White pastel pencil on black 'Canford' paper
Sketch size: 8 inches x 11 inches

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:11 AM

January 07
Jason Aldridge

Subject: Lunar Crater Langrenus
Location: North Port, FL
Date/Time: 1/5/07 - 2230-0025 EST
Instrument: 8" Zhumell Dobsonian
Eye Piece: 6mm Orion Expanse + 2x Barlow
Sketching Material: Strathmore Sketch Paper, 0.5mm #2 HB Mechanical Pencil
Software: MGI Photosuite III

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:51 AM

Feb 07
Acheron

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:33 AM

March 2007

Subject: PK 348+34.1 (Abell 33), a Planetary Nebula in Hydra
Observer: Eric Graff
Location: Cuyamaca Mts., San Diego Co., California (4,000 ft. elevation)
Date & Time: 12 March 2007 at 04:30-05:15 UT
Transparency: NELM 6.7
Seeing: Pickering 5-6/10
Telescope: Parks Astrolight EQ6 (6" f/6 Newt)
Eyepiece: 20mm Parks Gold Series Plössl (45x, 70' FoV)
Filter: Lumicon OIII Filter
Sketching Materials: #2 pencil, black ink, blending stump, 24# copy paper

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 08:02 AM

April 07

SGT500
Messier 51
04/20/07
Meade 16" Lightbridge
17MM Nagler T4(107X)
Seeing 4-5
Transparancy 5-5

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 09:29 PM

May 07


Kris Smet
Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus and Arzachel
24/05/07
8" dobson f/5
5mm Baader Hyperion ep (200x)
seeing: poor
transparancy: good

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:08 AM

June 07

2007 June 10th and 11th
Solar prominence sequence of 260-270 degrees position angle

Erika Rix
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 12:00 PM

July 07

SGT500
Messier 27
Meade 16" Lightbridge
Televue Nagler 17mm T4
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 12:59 PM

August 07
Jason Aldridge

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 12:08 PM

September 2007

Myles:

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Pencil on sketch paper at the eyepiece, pastel on black sketch paper indoors, Adobe Photo Elements 5 for the digital mod.
 

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 03:07 AM

October 2007

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 06:28 PM

November 2007

Jeremy Perez
Subject: Comet 17P / Holmes
Date/Time: November 7, 2007, 9:00 - 11:30 PM MST (November 8, 2007, 04:00 - 06:00 UT)
Observing Loc: Flagstaff, AZ - Home
Instrument: Orion XT8 (203 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces: 32 mm Sirius Plössl (38X / 66 arc minute TFOV)
Conditions: Calm, intermittent high cirrus
Seeing: 4/10 Pickering
Transparency: Mag 6.0 NELM

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:10 AM

December 07

John K (John Karlsson)
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:25 AM

January 2008

Erika Rix
PCW Memorial Observatory, Lat: 40.01 Long: -81.56
Sun in H-alpha featuring NOAA 10980 and 10981
2008 01 04, 1720UT - 1820UT

Equipment:
DS Maxscope 60mm, 40mm Pro Optic Plossl, 21-7mm Zhumell Zoom, LXD 75

Sketch Media:
Black Strathmore Artagain paper
White Conte’ Crayon and pencil
White Prang pencil
Charcoal
White vinyl eraser
Black pen

Post processing:
Scanned in Photoshop, added contrast and subtracted brightness, resized and arranged collage. Digital sun insert from Tilting Sun program.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 08:42 AM

February 2008
kraterkid (Rich Handy)

Subject: Naked eye view of the lunar eclipse on February 21, 2008

Time: 8:59 PST to 9:07 PST
Seeing: Antoniadi IV
Weather: Cloudy with intermittent light showers
Phase: 359.2 deg
Colongitude: 86 deg
Lunation: 14.05 Days
Notes: A perfect bite, a bit hazy about the edge
Medium: White Conte' Crayon on black Strathmore Artagain paper
Sketch size: 9" X 12"

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 10:29 PM

March 08
Jeff Young

M81
Sketch HB pencil on 160gm cartridge paper. Scanned and inverted in Photoshop. Scanner dropped the outer shading, so it had to be added back in using Photoshop.

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