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S1mas
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Reged: 12/08/09

Loc: Lithuania
M78 from rural skies
      #3668392 - 03/08/10 07:23 PM Attachment (58 downloads)

Yesterday I got a chance to observe some dim Messiers from grey zone. There is one of them - diffusion nebula in Orion, M78. I was surprised how many details I was able to see. It looks like a flame to me.

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mathteacher
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Reged: 05/13/07

Loc: Oakland, CA
Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: S1mas]
      #3668469 - 03/08/10 08:13 PM

Hey, that's a very realistic sketch. You do quality work, sir.

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frank5817
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Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: mathteacher]
      #3668867 - 03/09/10 12:30 AM

Simas,

Very impressive sketch of M78. This diffuse reflection nebula is always a good performer from a dark enough sky.
You have captured the eyepiece view beautifully.

Frank


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CarlosEH
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Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: frank5817]
      #3669370 - 03/09/10 09:40 AM

Simas,

An excellent observation of the Flame Nebula (M78) in Orion. This is an elusive reflection nebula that requires dark skies to pick out. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos


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phily
sage


Reged: 12/18/04

Loc: Kent, UK
Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3669938 - 03/09/10 01:47 PM

Lovely sketch. I can barely see this object becsuse of light pollution so it is a treat to see it done well.

Phil


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ladip63
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Reged: 10/17/07

Loc: the dark skies of Texas
Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: phily]
      #3670206 - 03/09/10 03:31 PM

Great sketch S1mas:D Keep up the good work.
Lynn


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JayKSC
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Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: S1mas]
      #3671026 - 03/09/10 09:46 PM

Fantastic sketch of this ghostly nebula, Simas! Thank you for sharing. This past winter I had the opportunity to sketch this same target (after many years of wanting to do such). I wasn't able to see the dimmer nearby nebulae, though (NGC 2071?).

- Jay
South Florida


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JayinUTModerator
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Reged: 09/19/08

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Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: JayKSC]
      #3671137 - 03/09/10 10:56 PM

Simas, wonderful capture of M78. Enjoy the shape you have captured of the nebulous region. Well done.

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markseibold
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Reged: 01/19/08

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Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: S1mas]
      #3671606 - 03/10/10 08:08 AM

Simas

Very nice sketch of this DSO from urban skies

I appreciate your natural and traditional sketching technique. Are you using pastel chalk on black paper?

You've reminded me that I am terribly overdue for a DSO sketch. If I can ever get out of the rain forests of Central Oregon.

Mark
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Edited by markseibold (03/10/10 08:31 AM)


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S1mas
sage


Reged: 12/08/09

Loc: Lithuania
Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: markseibold]
      #3671619 - 03/10/10 08:13 AM

Thanks all

Mark, I'm using plain white paper and simple HB pencil. And that was blue/grey rural skies No way I can see that nebula from my urban place.


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markseibold
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Reged: 01/19/08

Loc: Portland Oregon
Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: S1mas]
      #3671663 - 03/10/10 08:38 AM

Simas

Sorry, I meant rural, not urban. I should sleep more than write or make art. I forget in old age now, I think my mind is going aside from my eyesight.

Anyway it is a great sketch. Have you ever considered trying pastels on black paper?

Thanks again for posting,

Mark


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niteskystargazer
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Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: S1mas]
      #3672067 - 03/10/10 11:40 AM

S1mas,

Nice sketch.

,

Tom


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JayKSC
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Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: S1mas]
      #3672334 - 03/10/10 01:15 PM

Quote:

Thanks all

Mark, I'm using plain white paper and simple HB pencil. And that was blue/grey rural skies No way I can see that nebula from my urban place.




Simas,

You might be surprised! I've been able to observe M78 with a small scope in a white-zone with NELM of around 4.0.

- Jay
South Florida


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S1mas
sage


Reged: 12/08/09

Loc: Lithuania
Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: JayKSC]
      #3673155 - 03/10/10 08:02 PM

Well Jay, then I need to try that again

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Tommy5
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Reged: 03/28/04

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: S1mas]
      #3673647 - 03/10/10 11:56 PM

Nice sketch,you must have some really dark skes.

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mikesemmler
sage


Reged: 06/01/09

Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: Tommy5]
      #3674623 - 03/11/10 01:01 PM

Simas - i lkei your Space Art

Michael


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mandotrout
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Reged: 01/25/09

Loc: Montana, USA
Re: M78 from rural skies new [Re: S1mas]
      #3676514 - 03/12/10 11:17 AM

Very nice. Those nondescript objects are difficult to capture (for me at least).

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