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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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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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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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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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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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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,
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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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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,

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Tom


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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #4511412 - 04/11/11 02:57 PM

Very nice sketches! I love studying M82 through the eyepiece of my 10" reflector, just checking out all of the detail I could possibly see with the aperture. You certainly have caught a lot!

Clear Skies,
Brandon Doyle


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CarlosEH
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: lunar]
      #4513039 - 04/12/11 10:13 AM

Taras,

An excellent set of deep sky observations made using your new instrument (Congratulations!). You have recorded all of the objects very nicely. The new 15-inch reflector must provide some very sharp and bright views of the objects rendered. Thank you sharing them with us all.

Carlos


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Achernar
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #4513457 - 04/12/11 01:39 PM

Thanks everyone, I'm glad everyone enjoyed them. There will of course be more to come, once some clear skies without the moon returns. Given the fantastic views the 10-inch gives from a dark site, I can only expect even better views through the 15-inch.

Taras


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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #4516049 - 04/13/11 05:00 PM

Fantastic work Taras, Your drawings take me back to the days when I observed with a 14 inch reflector.

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John K
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: Rutilus]
      #4521342 - 04/16/11 12:03 AM

Taras great work.I too came from a 10" to a 15" ,your gonna love a dark sky.Sketching will start to become intimidating with all the detail the 15 will bring.

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Achernar
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: John K]
      #4521460 - 04/16/11 02:04 AM

Boy, you're not kidding, I couldn't keep up with everything that was visible when I looked at the Orion Nebula. It gets even harder to sketch things through even larger telescopes, have you ever seen M-42 through a 25-inch? It starts to look like a Hubble photo. Thanks for the thumbs up by the way Rutilus and John, I'm very happy with how things have worked out since the telescope was two years in the making.

Taras


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pavel
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: Achernar]
      #4554539 - 05/01/11 04:30 AM

Wow! Fine, thank you!

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Ildi
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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #4554548 - 05/01/11 04:48 AM

Wow, these are some amasing sketches!

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Re: Sketches made with my new 15-inch new [Re: Ildi]
      #4555072 - 05/01/11 12:36 PM

great sketches lots of detail, your new scope is giving superb views .

Edited by Tommy5 (05/01/11 12:37 PM)


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