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PeterDob
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Sword of Orion
      #5613243 - 01/09/13 08:03 AM Attachment (158 downloads)

The Orion Nebula is always a spectacular sight and obviously in my 18" Dob it makes you glued to the eyepiece for an hour. This particular drawing was made without the use of any nebular filter because I wanted to show the "natural" shades of the nebula. I even perceived a slight hint of orangy-red at the nebula's brightest borders! Of course, this to the detriment of the background nebulosity which wasn't as obvious as with the use of a filter. Nevertheless also NGC1980 was clearly visible in the upper-left corner. I hope you like it!

Cheers,

Peter


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Chopin
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5613486 - 01/09/13 10:51 AM

Quite beautiful, Peter!

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SteelStar
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Chopin]
      #5613520 - 01/09/13 11:18 AM

That is an awesome capture of the Orion Nebula!

Well done!


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Aquarellia
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: SteelStar]
      #5613536 - 01/09/13 11:32 AM

Spectacular indeed

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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5613591 - 01/09/13 11:56 AM

Peter,

Very good sketch of the Sword of Orion .


CS,KLU,

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Tom


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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5613617 - 01/09/13 12:18 PM

Peter,

Stunning capture of the Orion Nebula.
Very intimidating target, especial if you include color.

Frank


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PeterDob
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: frank5817]
      #5613746 - 01/09/13 01:37 PM

Thank you so much, guys... I don't know what to say...

Peter


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Ed D
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5613787 - 01/09/13 02:07 PM

Very nicely done.

Ed D


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JeanB
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Ed D]
      #5613973 - 01/09/13 04:00 PM

Terrific, sketch indeed, Peter!

Jean


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Andrev
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: JeanB]
      #5617109 - 01/11/13 11:41 AM

Qutie impressive what you see in your scope. Its looks like a big bird. All those colors. Woah.

Andre.


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Asbytec
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Andrev]
      #5617150 - 01/11/13 12:03 PM

Another beautiful sketch, Peter.

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azure1961p
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Asbytec]
      #5617433 - 01/11/13 03:07 PM

I didn't miss the subtle attention to color. Well done.

Pete


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RolandosCY
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5617525 - 01/11/13 04:12 PM

Quote:

I didn't miss the subtle attention to color. Well done.
Pete



I totally agree! Perfect color rendition, including the pinkish edges, exactly as it appeared through my 18" two nights ago. SUPERB!!!!


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PeterDob
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: RolandosCY]
      #5617566 - 01/11/13 04:33 PM

You're all so kind... Many thanks! I'll try to do just as well with my next drawing. :-D

Peter


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BigNick
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5618183 - 01/11/13 10:56 PM

Peter... simply outstanding. You are very talented! The more I look at the sketch the more detail I see. Really, really great. I look forward to seeing many more of your fine sketches.

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Julio
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: BigNick]
      #5618305 - 01/12/13 12:39 AM

Fantastic

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PeterDob
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: BigNick]
      #5618392 - 01/12/13 02:29 AM

Quote:

Peter... simply outstanding. You are very talented! The more I look at the sketch the more detail I see. Really, really great. I look forward to seeing many more of your fine sketches.




Well, that's the whole idea. Just like when you're at the eyepiece and the more you look the more detail comes forward. Therefore your compliment means a lot to me because apparently I've reached my goal. Thanks! :-)

Peter


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JimPie
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5620844 - 01/13/13 01:53 PM

Peter,
Superb!
Big scope + dark sky= subtle color.


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Laurent Ferrero
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: JimPie]
      #5623095 - 01/14/13 05:17 PM

really beautiful and realistic, the colors are very well applied, very subtle !

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JayinUTModerator
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Laurent Ferrero]
      #5623252 - 01/14/13 07:11 PM

Peter,

Wonderful sketch! Love the wide field and the overall capture. Nicely, no, most excellent. My son will be spending the next several years in Italy. Just curious where Carù is located?


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cpl43uk
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5623268 - 01/14/13 07:23 PM

Simply beautiful and a real example of the "art" of sketching vs the harness of a crisp astro-photograph. A real keeper....

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PeterDob
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5623843 - 01/15/13 05:32 AM

Quote:

Peter,

Wonderful sketch! Love the wide field and the overall capture. Nicely, no, most excellent. My son will be spending the next several years in Italy. Just curious where Carù is located?




Caru' is a small Hamlet in the commune of Villa Minozzo, which lies in the mountains of the Parma-Reggio Emilia-Modena region. It's still un U spoilt and authentic part of Italy and that's why we chose to start a new life here (apart from the decent sky of course ) Thanks for the comment and tell your son he's always welcome.

@Chris, Laurent and Jim: also thank you for your kind words!

Peter

Edited by peter-nexstar (01/15/13 05:34 AM)


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geminijk
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5637069 - 01/22/13 02:43 PM

Love it, beautiful sketch!

John


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Aquarellia
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: geminijk]
      #5684797 - 02/17/13 09:10 AM

Congratulation Peter, in Jan 2013,... you push sketching to the summit.

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chrisrnuttall
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5684886 - 02/17/13 10:17 AM

That is beautiful. I love the subtle ghostly appearance, and the hint of red on the wings.
Was it done on a tablet?


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PeterDob
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: chrisrnuttall]
      #5684928 - 02/17/13 10:43 AM

Thanks, Chris! Very kind of you!

No, it was all done by hand - white paper and pencil. But afterwards I did a long elaboration process on the pc, trying to make it look as realistically as possible (see my website for more info).

Cheers,

Peter


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chrisrnuttall
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5684939 - 02/17/13 10:49 AM

now I'm seriously impressed!

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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: chrisrnuttall]
      #5685202 - 02/17/13 01:12 PM

Peter,

You've certainly done justice to this beauiful object. How long did the pencil sketch take to complete?


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PeterDob
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5685232 - 02/17/13 01:30 PM

@Michel: also many thanks to you for your kind words... I overlooked your lat message...

@Michael: the pencil drawing took about an hour. The elaboration afterwards... the whole morning.

Peter


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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5686034 - 02/17/13 09:47 PM

Peter,

When I saw this sketch in the monthly contest I knew you had a great chance to come out on top and you did - wonderful and well deserved.

Frank


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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: frank5817]
      #5686278 - 02/18/13 12:29 AM

Excellent job, Pete. You're brave getting the subtle colour hues - far braver than me - but you've nailed it. If someone wants to know what it's like to look through an 18" dob at a showpiece nebula, you've shown them exactly. Mission accomplished

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PeterDob
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Aperturefever]
      #5686959 - 02/18/13 12:49 PM

Oh... Again such wonderful compliments... Now I really need a lie-down! Thank you so much, guys!

Peter


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kenrenard
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5686977 - 02/18/13 01:33 PM

Wow! is all I can say. I am checking your site now. Great Sketching.

Ken


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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5689802 - 02/19/13 09:52 PM

Will you marry me? hahaha... just kidding... gorgeous , outstanding... .I'm jealous... wish I had that talent.

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PeterDob
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5690070 - 02/20/13 12:58 AM

Hahahaaa! Sorry, already married. But we can always be friends, hehehe...

And please don't say you haven't got the talent. Everyone can draw, it's just a question of practicing. There's nobody who'll tell you your drawings are no good because what you draw represents YOUR impression of what YOU saw. So get that sketchpad out and amaze us!

Ciao!

Peter


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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5702083 - 02/26/13 05:01 PM

Superb sketch.

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Scanning4Comets
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5706667 - 03/01/13 06:44 AM

Gorgeous



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ericj
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5727880 - 03/12/13 11:02 AM

Beautiful sketch Peter, you recorded a remarkable amount of detail .

How long did it take you to make the sketch?

Best,

Eric Jamison


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PeterDob
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Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: ericj]
      #5728689 - 03/12/13 05:48 PM

It took me more than an hour to make the sketch plus several hours behind the pc to work it all out. Also many thanks to you, Eric!

Peter


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