Uwe Pilz from Leipzig, Germany. Astronomical pages (in German, but easy to navigate)
Mark Seibold, Artist-Photographer-University Instructor-Lecturer, Record holder for most sketch awards and un-broken record over the astro-photographers for over five years
Yann Pothier 17.5" Coulter dobson
Chris Nexstar 8SE; Celestron AVX mount; Hyperion 8-24 mm zoom; Orion 9x50 RACI; Baader Sky Surfer Messier count 110/110 "Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" 51N, 2W My Gallery
Quote:Arp113 10/11/2009 22:05 UT; Pickering 7, NELM 5.5, SQM 20.6400mm Mak-Cass @ 325XNGC68 and 71 readily apparent, 72 a bit less so, but it's rather hard to tell what else is a foreground star and what's a galaxy core at 235X. 450X helps some, identifying "star" to SSW as a galaxy (NGC69).[Interestingly I still failed to spot NGC70 (which is one of the larger galaxies in the field). Since I did manage the similarly dim NGC69, I can only guess that 70 faded into the glare of the two nearby foreground stars. I also mis-identified NGC72A as a star.]
Quote:M27 Dumbbell Nebula 10/16/2009 22:15 UT; Pickering 8, NELM 5.5, SQM 20.6400mm Mak-Cass @ 150X, UHCS side of apple core brighter and fairly linear, with a slightly more bulbous E end. N side more curved, with an easy, direct-vision field star inside the arc. Central star also direct-vision, but more difficult.Some extent of nebulosity outside apple core unfiltered, but the UHC really brings out the football shape. Extension of very dim averted-vision material outside the WNW of the arc describing the football.
Kris To be old & wise, you first gotta be young & stupid my website my CN sketch & picture gallery
Automatic doors make me feel like a Jedi.
PCW Memorial Observatory
Quote:Jeff,I am sorry that I have not responded sooner but you may use my observations for your club program if needed. You may review my gallery or use any observations posted on the forum. The best of luck with your program.Carlos
Quote:Cool... Thanks Erika. I always loved your solar work. If I remember right, didn't you also have a book published? If so, I would like to include that (rather a mention of it) in my presentation if anyone is interested in learning more...