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Achernar
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Sketches made with my new 15-inch
      #4507187 - 04/09/11 02:19 PM Attachment (98 downloads)

Last weekend I finally had a chance to use my newly finished telescope away from home, and the views did not disappoint. Among the objects I observed, I drew M-3, M-64, M-82, M-104 and M-97, along with the objects NGC-2261 and NGC-4485 and it's companion, NGC-4490. It was amazing how bright some of those objects were despite the worsening sky transparency. Here is a drawing of M-97, whose eyes appeared prominently through an O-III filter.

Taras


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Andrev
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Re: Sketches made with my nw 15-inch new [Re: Achernar]
      #4507216 - 04/09/11 02:34 PM

Wow, its nice...

Andre.


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Jef De Wit
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Re: Sketches made with my nw 15-inch new [Re: Andrev]
      #4507229 - 04/09/11 02:38 PM

Must be a pleasure to observe with such a homebuilt scope! Fine sketch, but the central star looks like a square (not round) on my screen.

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blb
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Re: Sketches made with my nw 15-inch new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #4507261 - 04/09/11 02:54 PM

Yep! Mine too. But still a very nice sketch.

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Achernar
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #4507265 - 04/09/11 02:55 PM Attachment (48 downloads)

Might have been a good on my part there. Anyway, this is a drawing of M-82 made the same night. It was indeed a long awaited pleasure to look as some DSO's without a streetlight nearby.

Taras

Edited by Achernar (04/09/11 03:15 PM)


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joelimite
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Re: Sketches made with my nw 15-inch new [Re: Achernar]
      #4507267 - 04/09/11 02:56 PM

Awesome sketches, Achernar. Can't wait to see the rest of them.

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Achernar
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: joelimite]
      #4507292 - 04/09/11 03:10 PM Attachment (43 downloads)

This is a drawing I made of M-64, whose black eye has never until now appeared that clearly to me visually.

Taras


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Achernar
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: Achernar]
      #4507299 - 04/09/11 03:13 PM Attachment (44 downloads)

This is M-3, which looked like an explosion in a glass factory, there was just too many stars to count all the way to the very bright but tiny inner core.

Taras


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Achernar
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: Achernar]
      #4507309 - 04/09/11 03:20 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

This is a drawing of M-104, which showed quite a bit of detail at 250X.

Taras


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joelimite
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: Achernar]
      #4507693 - 04/09/11 06:58 PM

Great sketches, especially M104. And congrats on the new scope!

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Achernar
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: joelimite]
      #4507719 - 04/09/11 07:19 PM

Thanks Joelimite, there will be many, many more to come thanks to having this telescope and the 10-inch too.

Taras


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mattyfatz
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: Achernar]
      #4508128 - 04/09/11 11:53 PM

Great sketches. That 15 inch really pulls in the light.., your ability to capture that is excellent.

Edited by mattyfatz (04/09/11 11:53 PM)


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frank5817
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #4508328 - 04/10/11 03:03 AM

Taras,

Since you observe and sketch deep sky objects in profusion, a step up to larger aperture must be quite a thrill.
Your sketches here are excellent. You can re-sketch all your old friends again and reach many more new targets.

Frank


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Sol Robbins
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: frank5817]
      #4508596 - 04/10/11 08:59 AM

Wow!

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JanisR
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: Sol Robbins]
      #4508719 - 04/10/11 10:02 AM

Very nice! We can recognize then on sight w/o the info!

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Asbytec
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: JanisR]
      #4509076 - 04/10/11 01:01 PM

Sweet.

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Jeff Young
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: Asbytec]
      #4509599 - 04/10/11 06:08 PM

Very nice, Taras! Love the Sombrero (one that's sadly too low to my horizon to see).

Cheers,
Jeff.


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rolandlinda3
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: Jeff Young]
      #4510092 - 04/10/11 11:02 PM

very sweet...and nice.

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maroubra_boy
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #4511109 - 04/11/11 12:35 PM

Stupendous work there, Taras.

Your rendition of M82 is marvelous. So much fine detail you've managed to both see and lay down. And lovely mottling in M64 - gives it a lot of movement!

Good stuff,

Alex.


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: Achernar]
      #4511170 - 04/11/11 01:08 PM

Taras,

, on all of your nice sketches .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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