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Monthly Targets/Tutorials and Tips

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#1 Erix


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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:55 AM

The sketching forum has grown so much this past year, thanks to all of you who have shared their techniques, encouragement and enthusiasm. This forum has become yet another invaluable source of information, allowing us to learn from each other and improve with each sketch and observation.

CN already has a contest for images/sketches that is a way for us to have fun and show what can be accomplished through our observations. We continue striving to “create a range of options for members to explore as they use CN to develop their skills and interest in this hobby” (a quote by Tom Watson that I certainly couldn’t have worded better).

With this in mind, we have set up a monthly thread with a common target. You are encouraged to supply any or all of the following within these threads, creating a valuable tool for learning how to observe and render that object:

- tips on how to observe that object, filters or other equipment used

- media tried and tested for your renderings

- mini tutorial with an explanation and or/photos on how you did created the observation sketch

- link to any reports involved with the target, after all, these are observation sketches and links to reports will help all of us learn the object better as well as learn what to look for and how to optimize your viewing/sketching session

- or finally, just the sketch itself so we can all see each other's works in progress

Please feel free to continue adding to the monthly target tutorials after the month has ended. Thanks to all that are participating! :bow:

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 09:20 AM

January 07
Full Phase Moon

Feb 07

Mar 07
Diffuse Nebula

August 07

September 07
Double Cluster - NGC 869 and NGC 884

October 07
M31 The Great Andromeda Galaxy

Nov 2007
NGC 7789

December 07
Mars Observations 2007-08

January 08
M41 Open cluster

March 08
M67 open cluster

May 08
The Sun

June 08
M92 globular cluster

October 08
NGC 253

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