The Darker the Better! ======================= Obsession 18" f4.5 Classic #1934 Takahashi FS102 Refractor on EM10 Telescope Service 152 f5.9 SkyWatcher ED80 Pro Parks 60mm f11 Refractor Televue Ethos 21mm, 13mm, 6mm Televue Nagler 31mm, 7mm Televue Panoptic 27mm, 19mm Televue 2X, 3X Barlows Lumicon UHC, OIII, and H-beta filters Takahashi "Astronomer" 22x60 binos Vixen Ultima 9X63 binos Celestron 15X70 Skymaster binos
"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" - Riddick "The best scientists are humble. They seek to understand, not to ensure their legacy, but merely to understand." - Mori
150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Quote:...So, I used an alternative method (to be honest, my astrobuddy thought of it!). I made a printout of the stars visible in my field using Megastar (changing star magnitudes until I could only include the stars visible in the field (about mag 15), and I did sketch NGC 891 on the printout...
Most used stuff:
AT72ED, 10" custom Newt, Baader Maxbright BV,
Canon 1D & 70-200 1:4L, Pentax 8x40 PCF WP2
Older sketches in Members Galleries (rolandlinda3)
Equipment: Binoculars & Telescopes & plain old eyes
Special equipment: sometimes astrovideo in place of eyepieces
RASC Member (Okanagan) Home built 15"f5 Obsession clone 8"f6 Antares Dob Celestron Skymaster 15x70 Howie Glatter laser pointer/Blug Lumicon 2"OIII 2"UHC Eyepieces 31mm Nagler,21mm Ethos,13mm Ethos,10mm Ethos,8mm Ethos,6mm Delos,2X Barlow, Antares 1.6X Barlow,TV Paracorr Type1
Quote:I don't know if printing the background stars is "cheating"
Clear skies / "Bright skies aren't empty skies" (James Mallaney)
My best solar system sketches / My deep sky sketches
Quote:I have used the trick with printed stars to great success. I use Cartes du Ciel. I print only stars a magnitude or so brighter than what I know I can observe (IE mag 13, when I know I can go to 14, etc), then I fill in additional stars I see with pencil.
Uwe Pilz from Leipzig, Germany. Astronomical pages (in German, but easy to navigate)
Christopher AstroSky 16 inch dob 12.5 inch build for my dad. http://s1232.photobucket.com/u...%20inch%20truss%20II
DIY Astro Chair http://s1232.photobucket.com/u.../diy%20astro%20chair
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;
Michael Rosolina Celestron CGE Pro 1400 f/11 SCT 1980 Orange Tube C8 f/10 SCT 108mm f/4.2 Astroscan Reflector 50mm f/10 Galileoscope 40mm PST f/10 APM Germany HD 15x70 binoculars Canon 12x36 IS II binoculars Mark I Eyeball My CN Gallery