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Jeremy Perez
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Re: Double Star Sketching and Digitizing Tutorial new [Re: Jeremy Perez]
      #1112557 - 08/24/06 08:57 PM

Be sure to check out this post. It discusses double star sketching and contains an excellent, illustrated tutorial by Eric Graff showing the methods he uses to digitally prepare colored double star sketches. There is also a continuously updated treasure trove of excellent, digitally colored sketches by asteroid7 in the double star observing forum that needs to be seen to be believed.

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stevecoe
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Re: Double Star Sketching and Digitizing Tutorial new [Re: Jeremy Perez]
      #1112835 - 08/25/06 12:42 AM

Jimmy;

Great stuff, thank your very much for sharing your expertise and putting this tutorial together. I am a Paint Shop Pro 9 user, but I am certain that much of this will be useful.

Like you, I give myself a written description at the eyepiece and I use a "quick peek" method so that I don't stare at the star for too long. I will look at a constellation or just close my eyes for a few seconds and then look at the star again for a few seconds. Once I am confident, I will write some notes.

Thanks again;
Steve Coe

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Re: Double Star Sketching and Digitizing Tutorial new [Re: stevecoe]
      #1113689 - 08/25/06 03:06 PM

This is a great addition to our 'how to' material in the Sketching forum!

For the time being I've rendered this thread "sticky" so it will remain in sight for a while, regardless of the traffic it receives. In time, I will add it to the Best Of 'How To' thread that is permanently stuck, where newcomers will have ready access to it.

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