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      #3320000 - 09/07/09 10:26 AM

July 2009 - kraterkid:



Here's my entry for July 2009.

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      #3324460 - 09/09/09 04:33 PM

August 2009 - Aaron:

Naked Eye Milky Way
Oregon Star Party - Indian Trail Springs, OR
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      #3382949 - 10/10/09 10:33 PM

September 2009 - jayscheuerle:

My astro hobby needed a new direction and I caught both the GRS and a transit shadow. This is a charcoal sketch brought into Photoshop for coloring and shading. - j



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      #3442140 - 11/11/09 01:44 PM

October 2009 - Michael11:

M42 (the Orion Nebula) sketch.
The drawig was made in Negev desert, in Israel, at 16 oct.
Instrument: Orion's 8" Sky View Pro newtonian, 12.5mm plossl.
Sketched with graphite pencil on a white paper, scanned and processed in Photoshop.



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      #3501622 - 12/14/09 07:24 PM

November 2009 - markseibold


Well, due to weather, I guess I'll have to go with a recent seasonal image from the not so far past again.

This was the largest pastel of the near full moon I have produced as yet. It was done over two nights for a total work time of approximately 4 1/2 hours through the eyepiece of my 10.1 inch Newtonain last July 8 ~ 9, 2009. It was sketched onto 22" X 30" black Stonehenge 100% cold pressed cotton pastel paper. The moons disc was rendered at 16 inches in diameter.

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      #3552868 - 01/10/10 09:15 PM

December 2009 - Kris

some beautiful entries this month!
I'll throw in a second planet sketch. Mars as seen on december 28 thru my 8" dob at 357x.



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      #3618410 - 02/11/10 10:32 AM

January 2010 - Jef De Wit



Crater Maurolycus was an excellent object to sketch with a small refractor. I worked on a grater scale than I'm used to (20x20cm). It makes it more easy to put small features on paper. But on the other side, it makes it more difficult to keep on eye on the total sketch. So are the small craters (in crater Maurolycus) drawn to small and not allways on the right possition. The smallest of the craters is only 6 km big! I thinks that's not bad for a small telescope (7cm). This is my most beautiful moonsketch yet.

Crater Maurolycus, 23/12/2009, 17.30-18.30 UT, ETX-70 @ x150, scanned and mirrored, eyepiece-sketch (no processing)

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      #3671084 - 03/09/10 10:27 PM

February 2010 - S1mas:



Hi,
here is my entry.

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      #3739898 - 04/12/10 08:42 AM

March 2010 - Roel:



I made a sketch of the nice solitairy crater Hercules (69km wide). I used my old 4" Polarex Unitron for this sketch. Magnification was 300x (5mm Plossl).

This is the raw sketch, made behind the eyepiece. HB Pencil on white paper. Original size of the sketch is 4" by 2".

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      #4317000 - 01/15/11 08:22 PM

December 2010 - Roel:



On November the 16th, the mag.5 star 19 PSC was occulted by the Moon from the Netherlands. I've made a sketch of the Moon in the hour before the occultation. A few minutes before the star was obscured by the Moon I drew the tiny dot in place. Actually the star looked a bit "smaller" through the eyepiece, but I found it pretty difficult to render the brightness and keep the dot small at the same time. Never thougt a star would be more difficult to sketch than a full disk Moon! The orange color however, is pretty accurate.

White pastel pencil on black paper
76mm f/4 mini-dobson
Deventer, nov. 16, 19.00 - 20.00 UT.
Viewed through the living room window

Roel Weijenberg
Deventer, The Netherlands

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      #4378444 - 02/11/11 09:41 AM

January 2011 - IVM



Title: Mechain’s Phantom

Description: M74 as I saw it through my 16-inch at 225x from Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park in Pennsylvania on the 29th of December, 2010. A digital drawing.

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      #4445703 - 03/12/11 10:58 PM

February 2011 - Mizar76:



Stefano Adelini (Mizar76)
NGC 2392
Dobson Gso 8" F6
Planetary HR 5mm + Baader O-III Filter
Seeing 3/5 MagLim 5,5
05 Feb 2011
Italy Tancia Mountain
Pencil and Blending Stump

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      #4511292 - 04/11/11 01:57 PM

March 2011 - Roel:



This is my submission to this month's contest: AR 1176 in H-Alpha. It was very active with some small but bright proms and and a nice filament.

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      #4574858 - 05/11/11 09:16 AM

April 2011 - maroubra_boy:



My submission is of my recent sketch of the Eta Carina Nebula done using my 17.5" dob from my home in Sydney Australia. I had posted this sketch earlier this month in the sketching forum.

This was by far my most challenging sketch to undertake. It is also my most satisfying one.

That it was done under the light polluted skies of Sydney makes me wonder what a repeat undertaking from a dark site will reveal additionally.

The supermassive star that lends its name to the nebula, Eta Carina, is the bright, reddish star approximately in the centre of the sketch.

Object: NGC 3372, Eta Carina Nebula
Scope: 17.5" dob, push-pull
Gear: 35mm Masuyama eyepiece, 57X, OIII flter
Date: April 8, 2011
Location: Sydney Australia
Media: White pastel, white and black charcoal pencils, white chinagraph, white and coloured inks on A4 black paper.

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      #4636818 - 06/13/11 10:42 AM

May 2011 - Michael11



This is my submission of a sketch of M13 - the Great Hercules Cluster. The drawing was made in Negev desert, while I was observing with my 8" Newtonian.
Sky transparancy was excellent (~6.8m), and M13 showed rich detail - including star streaks and dark filaments. Among them the famous "propeller" could be easily spotted (slightly right from the cluster's center in this sketch).

Object: M13 - glubular cluster
Telescope: 8" Orion Skyview pro Newtonian
Eyepiece: 5mm Vixen LVW, at 200X
Time: 6.5.2011 , 24:00
Location: Negev desert, Israel
Inverted graphite pencil sketch on a white paper.

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      #4684645 - 07/10/11 10:19 AM

June 2011 - nitsky:



I sketched this image of M57 during the memorial day weekend, from my backyard observatory here in Cologne, N.J.
Was using my meade 16" lightbridge. Over the course of the evening used various eyepieces with the max. being 609X and combined to render this image.

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      #4798293 - 09/09/11 01:44 PM

August 2011 - Roel:



On August 2everything seemed to be right. The weather was absolutely great, the Sun was more active than I've seen so far this year and the seeing was above average. A good day to try sketching a full-disk h-alpha sun for the first time instead of an isolated prominence. First I made a blank disk with a soft white pastel. I took the sketch outside and filled in all the details I could see through the eyepiece of my 70mm solar telescope with white and black pastel pencils. All regions were very active, especially the middle one: it changed its shape within minutes. Sometimes little bright flare-like brightenings appeared and disappeared 2 minutes later. A wonderful sight! It took me one hour (from 08.00 UT - 09.00 UT) to complete the drawing. I scanned the (black&white) sketch and gave it a reddish color with Photoshop.

Sketch made from my backyard in Deventer, The Netherlands.

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      #4921487 - 11/17/11 07:26 PM

September 2011 - lunar:

Here's my sketch of NGC 6946 and NGC 6939 in a wide field of view. I've been working on it for almost a month, using every spare minute I have during my observing sessions to record stars in this big field or the colors of individual members as well. There's a few that have been depicted there from what I've taken so far. By the way...I certainly do apologize for the mis-spelled "Las Vegas", as I must have not been paying close attention to my spelling at such a late hour as when I was creating the template.

Name: Brandon Doyle
Equipment used: Orion XT10i Intelliscope Reflector, 32mm Orion Q70 SWA eyepiece, 6MM TMB Planetary II eyepiece
Time/Date: From August 29th to September 25th, total time used during my sessions was well over 4 hours, just studying the field of view under low and higher magnifications.



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      #4921494 - 11/17/11 07:29 PM

October 2011 - Michael11:



Sketch of M34 open star cluster, which was observed from moderately dark location with 8" newtonian. Usually being a binocular target for me - I realized that cluster is quite striking at moderately sized instrument and a wide field eyepiece (2.2 degrees field of view in this case)

object: M34 open cluster, magnitude 5.5m
location: Britain park, Israel (~6.0 NELM)
instrument: 8" F/5 newtonian, 31m Hyperion eyepiece
date and time: 27.08.2011 , 03:30
graphite pencil sketch on white paper (inverted)



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November 2011 - maroubra_boy:

This October New Moon saw me attend for the first time the Ice In Space Astro Camp at Lostock, New South Wales, Australia. The forecast threatened thunderstorms, but as luck would have it, the clouds parted to give us a great view of the sky. Thunderstorms did happen, but we only saw the glow of the flash of lightening from a massive storm system that lay behind a ridge.

My first sketch of the night was of 47 Tuc (NGC 104). This massive globular cluster is considered to be the remnant core of a galaxy long ago swallowed up by our Milky Way. There are two other such galaxy core remnants, Omega Centauri & M2.

The view of 47 Tuc through my 17.5” is nothing but astounding. At 125X the whole FOV is filled with countless stars. Its core is very compact and extremely bright, and the reach of the remaining ball of stars is impossible to determine its limits. Transparency was a little lacking, but you take what you get sometimes.

For once I added a FOV ring around the subject. My customary ringless sketch lacked a little something with this one as the field doesn’t extend to the edge of the page, the excessive blank black caused a lack of context. The FOV ring this time I feel gives that context to the sketch with only a small amount of extraneous stars lying just outside the ring.

An interesting comparison is between 47 Tuc and Omega Centauri, the two largest globular clusters in the sky. Omega’s core is larger in apparent size, while 47’s is much more compact and intense. This makes for an easier pick-up of ‘fingerprint’ patterns within Omega, while these patterns are much more subtle and even fickle in 47 Tuc. Still, these differences make for their distinct & unique qualities.

This was a challenge to sketch faithfully. As most of the stars in this cluster are actually quite faint on their own, it became more of a matter of attempting to lay down an impression of the collective features. The patchy ‘mini clusters’ around the perimeter, the suggested arcs and lines, and the distinct three ‘dark’ spots on the core, one of which is more of a bar that lies above two of the spots.

I hope you enjoy this sketch.

Alex M.

Object: 47 Tuc (NGC 104)
Scope: 17.5” f/4.5 push-pull dob
Gear: 16mm Unitron König, 125X
Location: Lostock, NSW, Oz
Date: 30th October 2011
Media: White pastel pencil and white gel pen on A4 size black paper
Duration: 1.5hrs.

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