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arya
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Reged: 02/23/08

Re: M1 and M42/43 new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5576935 - 12/18/12 08:41 AM

wonderful sketches Mike, you would have lost track of time observing and sketching those beauties , but am curious to know on how much time you spent in sketching session?

Clear skies
Ravi


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mike73
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Reged: 05/01/12

Loc: UK Plymouth
Re: M1 and M42/43 new [Re: arya]
      #5577430 - 12/18/12 02:41 PM

Hi Ravi and thankyou.
I probably took about 2 hours on each sketch/observation.

M42 was a case of spending time using different magnifications and trying filtered and unfiltered views. In the end I decided on using no filters and a 17.3mm Delos.
M1 was different. The transparency was so poor that I would only get an occasional glimpse of any detail, it was almost like piecing together parts of a puzzle.

I dont set any time restrictions when sketching, seems pointless to rush something you really enjoy.


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arya
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Reged: 02/23/08

Re: M1 and M42/43 new [Re: mike73]
      #5578424 - 12/19/12 05:35 AM

I totally agree you Mike on not having time restrictions, hope to see more in coming time

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Ravi


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JimPie
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Re: M1 and M42/43 new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5580930 - 12/20/12 03:43 PM

Mike,
These are both excellent. Your technique with the white pastel is amazing-and thank you for sharing a little of your technique. I cant make up my mind which one I like better: M1 more difficult to observe and yet a very detailed sketch. Your sketch of m42 is one of the best I've seen.


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Scanning4Comets
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Reged: 12/26/04

Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: M1 and M42/43 new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5583902 - 12/22/12 11:25 AM

Awesome sketches!!!!

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phily
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Reged: 12/18/04

Loc: Kent, UK
Re: M1 and M42/43 new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5589234 - 12/26/12 05:56 AM

Nice: lovely detail.
Phil


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phily
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Reged: 12/18/04

Loc: Kent, UK
Re: M1 and M42/43 new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5648435 - 01/28/13 03:04 PM

That's great work in pastels. Great control of detail and atmosphere.
Phil


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PeterDob
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Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: M1 and M42/43 new [Re: phily]
      #5648492 - 01/28/13 03:30 PM

Mike, you truly are one of a kind. I simply adore your work and I repeat that I'd put it on my wall right away. Yes, yours are among the best and most realistic I've ever seen. My sincere congratulations, master.

Cheers,

Peter


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ericj
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Reged: 02/17/05

Re: M1 and M42/43 new [Re: mike73]
      #5651415 - 01/29/13 11:46 PM

Real nice sketches you have there Pete.

Best,

Eric


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Special Ed
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Re: M1 and M42/43 new [Re: ericj]
      #5657999 - 02/02/13 11:58 AM

Mike,

I gues I missed these when I was off the forum so long in December. Your M42 is beautiful--the nebulosity is delicate and well rendered.

You've done a fine job with M1 as well. I hope you get to revisit M1 under better conditions--it really needs good transparency for the best view.

I've been waiting for the right conditions to revisit M1 myself. I sketched it back in November but since then got an O-III filter that helps to bring out the filaments if the seeing and transparency are good and the skies are dark.


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maroubra_boy
Vendor - Gondwana Telescopes


Reged: 09/08/09

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: M1 and M42/43 new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5666520 - 02/07/13 06:40 AM

Mike, really, really nice, mate. You've got a wonderful control over the media to produce this type of work, and a great eye for detail.

M1 can be such an underwhelming object. To pick out so much detail, even in a 16" is brilliant. And then to faithfully lay it down is nothing less than remarkable.

M42 is the opposite to M1. Nothing BUT detail. M42 is such a task master as a result. The strength of the artist that's key here is their concentration. M42 can suck one dry from effort. Well done mate,

Alex.


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