16" f/4.5 Sumerian Canopus 180 Skymax http://darkskysketches.blogspot.co.uk/
Meade 12.5" F/6 Research Grade
1971 Criterion RV-6
Orion Observer 70mm Refractor
Homemade 4" f/12 reflector (being rebuilt)
Quote:I'm as simple as it gets, just a small sketchpad that I hold with one hand while I hold a pencil with the other.
Quote:I don't really use anything special when I sketch but just make sure you keep your pencils close to hand otherwise high magnification lunar sketches can get tricky very quickly!
Quote:Strathmore 400 series sketch book
Quote:Edit: here's the link to my sketching log sheet:http://theyoungastronomer.wordpress.com/free-sketching-template/
Quote:I made a clipboard for sketching that incorporates a cork surface and an LED light on a gooseneck. I can use either a red or a green LED. I have a couple of pencil holders that I put velcro patches on so I can stick them to the back of the clipboard when I'm not using them. They also hold the larger sized blending stumps. I also use a sandpaper paddle to create dust from Conte crayons that I pick up with the blending stumps to trasnfer to paper.
Quote: I've got one of those clipboards that has a calculator as part of the clip and it opens up for storage of drawing materials. Its all I need.
Quote:Perhaps a dedicated drawing board along the lines of the attached?
Quote:One piece of gear that I like is a headlamp.
Quote:cardboard sketching template