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Astrophotography and Sketching >> Sketching

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Reged: 09/30/10

Loc: Ontario, Canada
      #4527790 - 04/18/11 10:25 PM

I have uploaded my sketch of M35 here.

To me the cluster seemed assembled around a framework of brighter stars arranged in an elongated triangular asterism. Several members appeared yellow / orange, not depicted in my drawing. The cluster seemed to have an odd void in the centre, very distinctly noticeable as I plotted stars.

I tried for about 30 minutes for NGC2158, but on this night it was out of range of my 4" scope, eyes, and sky conditions.

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Carpal Tunnel

Reged: 12/17/10

Re: M35 new [Re: Mentor]
      #4528626 - 04/19/11 10:12 AM

Ian - that is a very good sketch indeed. I have a image taken with my 6 inch refractor and DSLR, looking at the two
I can see how well you did at the eyepuce.

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Carpal Tunnel

Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: M35 new [Re: Mentor]
      #4529833 - 04/19/11 05:45 PM


Very nice sketch of M-35 .




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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: M35 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #4530643 - 04/20/11 12:03 AM

Very nice Ian.

As all can see with your sketch, it is a worthwhile target and interesting in the way the stars are positioned from our point of view.


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Re: M35 new [Re: frank5817]
      #4530712 - 04/20/11 12:58 AM


An excellent observation of M35. This is one of my favorite open clusters. Thank you for sharing with us all.


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