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My best solar system sketches / My deep sky sketches
14" Strut; 10"XT; 102ES; 22 in Process; 3.5,5,7,10,14,20mm Pentax XW; 17.3 & 12mm Delos; 27mm Panoptic; 20&24mm ES 68; 24mm ES 82; 30mm ES 82; 6&10mm BCO;
Quote:Thanks. Not to critique my own sketch, but now that I look at it after posting, it looks more like a nebula than a galaxy. It didn't look like that to me on my screen, but maybe the light conditions have changed. The joys of working in Photoshop. I was going for a more even appearance. I obviously didn't see all that filamentary-looking structure at all. More of a faint smudge with a dark gap down the middle and a little brightening in the "nodes". Back to the drawing board as they say.
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