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Erix
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Gallery of Sketching Contest Finalists
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March 2006

NGC 2174-5
Name: Eric Graff
Location: Cuyamaca Mts., San Diego Co., CA
Date: 25 February 2006, 03:00-03:30 UT
Telescope: 6" f/6 Parks Astrolite Newtonian Reflector
Barlow: None
EP: 20mm Parks Gold Series Plssl (45x; 69.6' FoV)
Filter: Lumicon UHC Filter
Medium: Pencil (#2) and ink on 100# index card, inverted and colorized in MS Picture It!

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April 2006 - winner of over all contest on Reader's Gallery

Bullialdus
Name: Erika Rix
Location: Zanesville, Ohio
Date: 2005-11-12 (0100-0300UT)
Telescope: 10" LX200 Classic
Barlow: none
Filters: none
EP: 8mm TV Plossl with diagonal
Medium: Rite in Rain paper, charcoal

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May 2006

Subject: M13/NGC 6205
Name: Jeremy Perez
Date: May 25, 2006
Time: 05:30 UT
Location: Anderson Mesa, Arizona
Seeing: 3-4/10 Pickering
Transparency: Mag. 6.8 NELM
Telescope: Orion SkyView Pro 6LT (6" f/8 Equatorial Newtonian)
Eyepieces: 10 mm Plssl (120X Magnification/24 arc minute TFOV)
Sketching Materials: White 28# text weight paper, HB and 2H mechanical pencils, blending stump

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June 06

Eric Graff
Subject: A Unique 'Double-Double' in Hercules
Object Data & Comments: Double Star ADS 10905 (STF 2245) (7.4, 7.4; 2.6"; 293; pale blue and pale yellow) with NGC 6500 (SAab:; 12.7; 2.2' x 1.6') and NGC 6501 (SA0+:; 12.3; 2.0' x 1.8') a nearly identical pair of distant galaxies separated by 2'27" in position angle 35/215; both are elongated NNE-SSW with slightly brighter centers
Observer: Eric Graff
Location: Cuyamaca Mts., San Diego Co., California (4,000 ft. elevation)
Date and Time: 19 June 2006 at 05:40 to 06:20 UT
Transparency: 6.6 NELM
Seeing: Pickering 8/10
Telescope: 6-inch f/6 Parks Astrolight Newtonian Reflector
Eyepiece: 7.5mm Parks Gold Series Plssl (120x, 26' FoV)
Barlow: 2x Parks Gold Series (240x, 13' FoV)
Filter: None
Medium: White 100# index card, No. 2 Mechanical Pencil, Blending Stump, Black Ink

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July 06

Rich Handy
Subject: Anaximenes, Philolaus and environs Rukl: 3
Date: 7-6-06 Start - 4:36 UTC End- 5:58 UTC
Seeing: Antoniadi III-IV Weather: Clear
Telescope: 12" Meade SCT f/10 f.l.
Binoviewer: W.O. Bino-P
Eyepieces: 20mm W.O. WA
Nosepiece: 1.6X Magnification: 244X
Lunation: 11.45 days Phase: 50.9 degrees
Libration in Latitude: +6 deg 2 min
Libration in Longitude: -6 deg 48 min
Medium: White Conte' Crayon on black textured Strathmore paper
Sketch size: 18" x 24"

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August 06

Rich Handy
Feature: Pythagoras and environs
Time: 6:30 UT to 8:30 UT
Lunation: 14.04 days Phase: 17.1 deg. Colongitude (geocentric): 77.3 deg.
Illumination: 97.8% Libration in Latitude: +5 deg. 41 min. Libration in Longitude: -4 deg. 28 min.
Seeing: Antoniadi II-III Weather: clear, calm.
Telescope: 12" SCT Focal ratio: f/16 (1.6X nose piece on binoviewer)
Binoviewer: W.O. Bino-P Eyepieces 12.4 mm Meade 4000 series plossls
Magnification: 393X
Sketch medium: White and black Conte' crayon and White Crayola chalk on black Strathmore paper.
Sketch size: 18" x 24"

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September 2006

Rodelaet
Object : M11, the Wild Duck Cluster.
Location : Belgium, Bekkevoort
Date: September 20, 2006 , 20.00UT
Seeing: 2.5 on a scale of 5, Transparency : 3.5
Scope : ETX 105 UHTC
Eyepiece : LV Zoom

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Oct 2006 - winner of over all contest on Reader's Gallery

Rich Handy
Subject: Aristillus and Autolycus Rukl: 12
Date: 10-13-06 Start: 9:15 UT End: 10:50 UT
Lunation: 20.90 days Phase: 277.5 deg Illumination: 56.5%
Colongitude: 164.8 deg Lib. in Lat.: -5 deg 40 min Lib. in Long.: +7 deg 39 min
Seeing: Antoniadi III-IV with 30 seconds of Ant. II every 20 minutes
Weather: Clear early, turning to occasional clouds mid to late during session, 10-15 knot winds late.
Telescope: 12" Meade SCT F10
Binoviewer: W.O. Bino-P with 1.6X Nosepiece.
Eyepieces: W.O. WA 20mm Plossls
Magnification: 244X
Lunation: 18.48 days Phase: 311.1 deg Illumination: 82.9%
Colongitude: 133.7 deg Lib in Lat.: -3 deg 53 min Lib in Long.: +5 deg 12 min
Sketch medium: White and black Conte' Crayons on black textured Strathmore paper.
Sketch size: 18" x 24"

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Automatic doors make me feel like a Jedi.

Zhumell 16", 10" LX200 Classic,Celestron 102 XLT, ETX70-AT, DS Maxscope 60mm, AT6RC
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November 06

Dee
Herodotus Aristarchus Vallis Shroter

03/11/06
18:00UT - 18:40 UT

Conte Crayons
Conte Pastel Pencils
Prismelo Water Colour Pencil Black and White
300gm Daler Rowney Paper
Sky Watcher 200mm
Focal Length 1200mm
8mm TVP eyepiece
Bray Co Wicklow Ireland
Humidity 90%Temp 2C
Lat: 53:11:44N (53.1955) Lon: 6:06:31W (-6.1086)
Seeing 2
Transparency Average

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December 06

Sally Russell
England

Subject: 'Metius, Fabricius, Janssen and Lockyer'
Scope: 105mm AstroPhysics Traveler, 2x Barlow, 3.5mm TV Nagler (magnification ~x340)
Date: 9th December 2006
Time: 05.40 - 06.55 UT
Lunation: 19.1 days (disc illumination 80.6%)
Sketch: White pastel pencil on black 'Canford' paper
Sketch size: 8 inches x 11 inches

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January 07
Jason Aldridge

Subject: Lunar Crater Langrenus
Location: North Port, FL
Date/Time: 1/5/07 - 2230-0025 EST
Instrument: 8" Zhumell Dobsonian
Eye Piece: 6mm Orion Expanse + 2x Barlow
Sketching Material: Strathmore Sketch Paper, 0.5mm #2 HB Mechanical Pencil
Software: MGI Photosuite III

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Erika
Automatic doors make me feel like a Jedi.

Zhumell 16", 10" LX200 Classic,Celestron 102 XLT, ETX70-AT, DS Maxscope 60mm, AT6RC
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Feb 07
Acheron

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March 2007

Subject: PK 348+34.1 (Abell 33), a Planetary Nebula in Hydra
Observer: Eric Graff
Location: Cuyamaca Mts., San Diego Co., California (4,000 ft. elevation)
Date & Time: 12 March 2007 at 04:30-05:15 UT
Transparency: NELM 6.7
Seeing: Pickering 5-6/10
Telescope: Parks Astrolight EQ6 (6" f/6 Newt)
Eyepiece: 20mm Parks Gold Series Plssl (45x, 70' FoV)
Filter: Lumicon OIII Filter
Sketching Materials: #2 pencil, black ink, blending stump, 24# copy paper

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April 07

SGT500
Messier 51
04/20/07
Meade 16" Lightbridge
17MM Nagler T4(107X)
Seeing 4-5
Transparancy 5-5

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May 07


Kris Smet
Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus and Arzachel
24/05/07
8" dobson f/5
5mm Baader Hyperion ep (200x)
seeing: poor
transparancy: good

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June 07

2007 June 10th and 11th
Solar prominence sequence of 260-270 degrees position angle

Erika Rix
Zanesville, Ohio

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July 07

SGT500
Messier 27
Meade 16" Lightbridge
Televue Nagler 17mm T4
Orion Ultrablock

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August 07
Jason Aldridge

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September 2007

Myles:



Pencil on sketch paper at the eyepiece, pastel on black sketch paper indoors, Adobe Photo Elements 5 for the digital mod.

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October 2007

WadeVC

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November 2007

Jeremy Perez
Subject: Comet 17P / Holmes
Date/Time: November 7, 2007, 9:00 - 11:30 PM MST (November 8, 2007, 04:00 - 06:00 UT)
Observing Loc: Flagstaff, AZ - Home
Instrument: Orion XT8 (203 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces: 32 mm Sirius Plssl (38X / 66 arc minute TFOV)
Conditions: Calm, intermittent high cirrus
Seeing: 4/10 Pickering
Transparency: Mag 6.0 NELM

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December 07

John K (John Karlsson)
Vernon BC Canada

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January 2008

Erika Rix
PCW Memorial Observatory, Lat: 40.01 Long: -81.56
Sun in H-alpha featuring NOAA 10980 and 10981
2008 01 04, 1720UT - 1820UT

Equipment:
DS Maxscope 60mm, 40mm Pro Optic Plossl, 21-7mm Zhumell Zoom, LXD 75

Sketch Media:
Black Strathmore Artagain paper
White Conte Crayon and pencil
White Prang pencil
Charcoal
White vinyl eraser
Black pen

Post processing:
Scanned in Photoshop, added contrast and subtracted brightness, resized and arranged collage. Digital sun insert from Tilting Sun program.

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February 2008
kraterkid (Rich Handy)

Subject: Naked eye view of the lunar eclipse on February 21, 2008

Time: 8:59 PST to 9:07 PST
Seeing: Antoniadi IV
Weather: Cloudy with intermittent light showers
Phase: 359.2 deg
Colongitude: 86 deg
Lunation: 14.05 Days
Notes: A perfect bite, a bit hazy about the edge
Medium: White Conte' Crayon on black Strathmore Artagain paper
Sketch size: 9" X 12"

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March 08
Jeff Young

M81
Sketch HB pencil on 160gm cartridge paper. Scanned and inverted in Photoshop. Scanner dropped the outer shading, so it had to be added back in using Photoshop.

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April 08


Acheron
Messier 101
GSO 300D - 12" f/5 Dobson Newtonian Reflector
Baader Hyperion 13 mm - 115x
27 April 2008 - 20:30 to 21:30 UT
Sketched from Petrova gora at 500m above mean sea level, Croatia
A4 150gr paper, graphite pencil
Scanned with Canon Lide25 and processed in Photoshop CS2

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May 08


Sol Robbins
April 9, 2008
Scanned Pencil Sketch of Jupiter.
6" Skywatcher Refractor,
Chromacor II,
Burgess Optical Nebula Filter,
5mm BO/TMB Planetary Eyepiece @ 224x.

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      #2656017 - 09/22/08 07:11 AM

June 2008 - Jeff Young:



A somewhat dim but highly detailed solar prominence, as observed from County Louth Ireland, at 8:45 AM on June 20, 2008. The sketch was done with a white Derwent Graphitint pencil on black Artagain paper. Drawing time: 10 to 15 minutes. The tilting Sun graphic was added in Photoshop.

Equipment included a 0.7-angstrom 70mm Solarscope h-alpha filter, Tele Vue Pronto, Solarscope 20mm blocking filter, Astro-Physics BARCON, Baader MkV binoviewer and a pair of 15mm TV Plossls.

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      #2656018 - 09/22/08 07:13 AM

July 2008 - markseibold:



Moon, 2 days past full July 20th 2008 Midnight ~ 2 AM, observed through Nexstar 5i with 32mm Plossl and 12mm Plossl for close-up inset image in detail.

*Sky clear, calm; seeing estimated as 9/10.
*Temperature 63 deg F dropping to 58 with dew point rising fast.

Observed through a Nexstar 5i at low and medium magnification, my original intention was to render this sketch as the whole moon.

Materials used:

Canson Mi Tientes medium tooth Blue Indigo paper of 20 X 24.

Old antique pastel chalk sticks in square sticks and round include Sargeant, Grumbacher, Eagle Prismapastel, and various carbon greys as Swan Stbilo CarbOthello brand; I have purchased a few new ones as small square sticks. These are NuPastel. I have never used a blending stick. Only cotton swabs, Q-Tips and occasionally my bare fingers although I abstain from that as I know that it destroys the paper surface. I have never used a fixative on any of my works so they are vulnerable to smearing, thus kept stored until determination of whot to do with them in many requested prints now. Occasionally but not too often I accidentally smear some chalk in the void blank areas. I will lightly clean off or erase those areas with a dampened cotton swab before photographing the work with a 5.1 megapixel Sony Cybershot under north daylight or photoflash at night. If exposure is insufficient, I will drop brightness in Photoshop by a fer points and raise the contrast an equal amount. Color balancing is done with the camera settings per the ambient light- True north UV daylight or photoflash.

This was the first time I also used new chalk pencils by Faber Castell in snow white and a Swan Stabilo in cream white.

Much of the color on the whole moon was left as unblended with the exception of some small portions as you can see. That image is to be somewhat impressionistic yet I have rendered the actual craters and maria as accurate in position and placement as I could in under 2 hours (25 ~ 30 minutes of that time was spent on the close-up inset detail which actually became the final work for this forum.) Finally my left hand was omitted from the lower potion of the work with Photoshop erasure so as to not clutter the subject matter, hence the vignetting in the lower edges of the blank blue indigo paper.

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      #2656020 - 09/22/08 07:14 AM

August 2008 - WadeVC:



...here is my submission of the King of the Planets, Jupiter

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      #2690559 - 10/10/08 07:22 AM

September 2008 - markseibold:



I would hope to see others lunar sketches in the monthly contest so perhaps this may inspire. It is the largest work that I have attempted as free-hand of the moon yet. Thanks to seeing Rich Handy's tutorials. This is on a fine textured Strathmore paper in Stygian Black in 19" X 25" that I found to be flawed with vertically parallel embossed lines through it after I began the work.

The moons disc was created with a home-made extended string fashioned compass and chalk pencil from another small compass hinge pin. The lunar disc is drawn at 14" diameter. The size did not allow to finish details on the first night in early September 2008 (moon date at 8.5 days), so I continued the central maria regions on the second night at 9.5 days, but left the terminator untouched. While finishing the details on the second night, I added the quick close-up sketch of Mare Imbrium on 9" X 12" Artagain paper if only to represent the feature of the fading light at the terminator edge at bottom. Some surface details in the mare area were left out or omitted due to time allowance. Pastels included new Rembrandt, antique Sargeants, and Prismacolor in various white and off-white, Swan Stabillo antique chalks in various greys. Faber Castell white chalk pencil. Minimal blending was done with cotton swabs.

*The two pastel sketched images were photographed with a digital camera under natural daylight, then sized and joined as a single theme and effort with use of Photoshop for online display here.

Observed through a 10.1" f/4.5 Coulter Dobsonian with a 32mm eyepiece. Seeing was considerably good at approximately 8 ~ 9/10. Temp 60 deg F, dropping to 57 F with still air on both nights.

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      #3319917 - 09/07/09 09:48 AM

October 2008 - markseibold:



3.3 Day old moon from a hill-top in Portland Oregon. A 19" X 25" pastel with the lunar disc sketched at a 12" diameter.

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      #3319922 - 09/07/09 09:50 AM

November 2008 - Michael11:



Horsehead nebula region sketch,
made on a white paper using graphite pencil.
Location: Negev Desert in Isael,
Time: November 1st 2008, 02:00
Telescope: 8" Orion SkyView Pro Newtonian.
Eyepiece: Sirius plossl 25mm, Ultrablock filter

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      #3319928 - 09/07/09 09:53 AM

December 2008 - markseibold:



The November 30th 2008 Great Conjunction. The scene so talked about at the beginning of December 2008 which became the most photographed lunar planetary conjunction in in photographic history. As I drove through evening fog heading west in east Portland Oregon, I witnessed a scene of the new crescent moon setting in the western sky with Jupiter and Venus above. I raced home to grab my portable Nexstar 5i and to a hilltop where I could observe the moon above the fog to render the surface details at the terminator. The street scene was added later at home from the memory of driving.

Sketched on Strathmore 19" X 25" Artagain Paper with various pastel chalks.

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      #3319932 - 09/07/09 09:55 AM

January 2009 - markseibold:



Moonrise with Saturn - Pastel Sketch on 19" X 25" format-

Tuesday night January 13th in very still air at 33 degrees F, yet poor seeing conditions, I decided to observe the moons spectacular terminator line with my 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian and render this impressionistic and somewhat accurate pastel of the moons terminator line and as it was low and warmed in color by the atmosphere. A 32mm Plossl was used for the general whole moon and a 12mm and 9.7mm for medium close-up details although the bad seeing (5/10 ?)did not allow much magnification.

A spectacular phase it was! I spent about an hour from Jan 13th 11:45 PM PDT till 1 AM Jan 14th roughing in the terminator and other key details, then retreated to indoors with use of a several digital photos I took through the eyepiece with a 9.7mm Plossl for close-up and 32mm for wide field for reference to recheck positions of and fill in the mare and other general surface features.

As Saturn was a few degrees above left of the moon I decided to add it in here, albeit a little out of distance scale from the moon yet showing the poor seeing conditions, I could barely make out Titan to the planets left, it is to accurate scale in apparent size to the live observation of the moon with a 32mm plossl at low power.

The paper was not what I would have preferred, a 19" X 25" Strathmore in rich blue with embossed ridge, my last available sheet. An undesired ridge-line shows through the surface. The moon was sketched at 15 inches diameter with various pastel chalks and mostly kept in the warm golden range of colors due to the appearance of it rising low in the atmosphere. I photographed the pastel image today in daylight for accurate pastel color representation.

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      #3319937 - 09/07/09 09:58 AM

February 2009 - Erix:



This was done entirely at the eyepiece. The collage was put together in Photoshop after photographing my sketch (rather than scanning).

2009 Feb 13, 1600UT 1700UT
Solar prominences in h-alpha, western limb

PCW Memorial Observatory, Zanesville, Ohio USA
Erika Rix

DS 60mm Maxscope, LXD75, 21-7mm Zhumell
Sketch created scopeside with black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte crayon and pencil, white Prang watercolor pencil.

Temp: 3 C, Humidity 60%
Seeing: Wilson 3, Transparency: poor
Scattered, winds 7mph from NNW
Alt: 34.4, Az: 159.2

Approximately 30 inward from the eastern limb, a crescent-shaped plage was seen with a dark dot during my h-alpha observation. No AR was noted in white light. There were a few proms scattered about to the north and south, but the prominences on the western limb really stood out. At first glance it looked like two detached proms, but adjusting the outer etalon and increasing magnification, that section of limb came alive with prominence structure.

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      #3319974 - 09/07/09 10:15 AM

March 2009 - - Aldebaran:



Object: Messier 51
Time: 19/20.3.2009
Observing site: Lnsi-Turunmaa, Finland
Instrument: Newton 10''
Conditions: Clear sky, calm, 17,6 F (-8 C degrees)

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      #3319984 - 09/07/09 10:17 AM

April 2009 - markseibold:



I observed the moon with the public on ISAN April 4 and 5 2009 with use of a Nexstar 5i. I returned home for solitary observation through my 10.1" Newtonian; 32mm Plossl and 9.7mm Super Plossl eyepieces with medium ~ good seeing conditions; light breeze at 51 degrees F, from 6 UT ~ 8 UT April 5 to produce this large 22" X 30" multiple pastel impression on black Stonehenge paper with various off-white, blue and grey dry pastel chalks. Several areas of the terminator and surface areas were rendered in detail with medium high magnification at 180X; finally adding the artists conception from the surface of the moon at bottom. -Mark

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      #3319991 - 09/07/09 10:21 AM

May 2009 - Roel:



For the last 2 nights I have made some deep sky sketches with my home build 60 mm F/6,9 achromatic refractor. It's made out of a 20-year-old Novalux 60/415 lens and some spare parts from various other scopes. The chromatic abberation is horrific om Moon and planets, but this tiny telescopes does give me surprisingly pleasant views of some of the brighter deep sky objects. It made me so enthousiastic I want to sketch evering I see through it! I also have a 12,5" Dobsonian but sometimes, when time is short and weather is unpredictable, bigger is not always better!
All sketches are made under a suburban sky. M8 was only 15 degrees above the southern horizon when I made the drawing.

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      #3319998 - 09/07/09 10:23 AM

June2009 - Michael11:



M52 and NGC7635 (the bubble nebula region) in Cassiopea.
Sketched with graphite pencil on white paper.
Location and conditions: Negev Desert in Israel, ~6.3m sky, mediocre seeing.
Instrument: Orion Skyview Pro EQ Newtonian, Sirius Plossl 25mm Eyepiece, with Orion Ultrablock filter. 40x magnification, at 1.25 degrees FOV.
Date and time: 23.05.2009, 04:00
Objects info:
M52: Open cluster, 7.3m
NGC7625: emission nebula ("The Bubble Nebula"), 10m
Notes: Only the brightest part of the "bubble" was visble. However in one FOV with the M52 open cluster it forms quite a nice view.

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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
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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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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.
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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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December 2011 - bogart:

Ok, I'll add my sketch...


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      #5064337 - 02/09/12 07:14 PM

January 2012 - markseibold:



After careful plans to observe, photograph and sketch the total lunar Eclipse of Dec 10th 2011 in the Portland city center, fog formed late, so plans to relocate were rushed at the last minutes as we drove fast from the city to the Columbia River Gorge Crown Point Oregon Vista House, yet to find a hundred people, photographers, etc, most were ensconced in their cars with engines running, while Gorge east winds gusted to 60 mph with 25 degrees F.

So I set up my Celestron Nexstar 5i telescope anyway, huddled into the wind-shielded side of the Vista House with a few brave other photographers. I made quick mental notes of the image at medium power through the telescope and began to photograph crudely as the wind buffeted the scope and my Sony NEX5 camera poised high and teetering on its tripod over the telescope eyepiece. I made a few photographs for reference and some visual mental observations and notes were taken. I have possibly observed over two dozen total eclipses to date since my mid teens years; photographing perhaps a dozen of those events but this was the first sketch. I noted the very slight turquoise-blue fringe on the sunlit edge just after totality, as they predicted and rendered it slightly to the sketch.

Much in post preparation was then later made in the past week at home to produce this accurate large technical documentary dry pastel sketch onto 19" X 25" black Strathmore pastel paper completed today, December 19th 2011. As the foreground ambience seemed as partly visual and incidental to the whole scene, I decided to add in the nostalgic gas street lamps that slightly reflected the Vista House behind, also slightly showing the moons image on its windows and the streetlight lantern glass, causing several repeated reverse reflections.

-Mark Seibold

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      #5111745 - 03/08/12 01:32 PM

February 2012 - Roel:



Object Name: Copernicus crater
Object Type: Lunar crater
Location: Deventer, The Netherlands
Date: Februari 1st, 2012
Media: White pastel pencil on black paper

I made this pastel sketch of crater Copernicus from my backyard in Deventer, The Netherlands. It was very cold (15,8F) but the seeing was pretty good. I observed from 18.00UT till 19.00UT. Sketch is made with white pastel on black paper. The telescope I used was my old 3" f/16 Polarex/Unitron refractor.

Clear skies,
Roel Weijenberg

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