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NGC 3593 using the S. Mellish technique
      #4531998 - 04/20/11 03:54 PM

I took Alex up on trying out Scott Mellish's method and I still have a lot to practice with it but I took one of the sketches I posted here recently, NGC3593 and reworked it there. Stars aren't perfect, but I love how easy it is to work in layers with the white on black. It looks much better in person than in the photo. I told Alex this was a WOW for me. Here is my first practice. I can't wait for the weather to improve to try it in the field, but at least I have time to practice the method. The image is captured on a digital camera and then the only add on I did was to import it to GIMP to add the the information. Let me know what you think.



I'm going to post the other two again as a comparison.

Original Sketch




Digital Edition of Sketch



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Re: NGC 3593 using the S. Mellish technique new [Re: JayinUT]
      #4532441 - 04/20/11 06:44 PM

It looks pretty good! And happy birthday, BTW.


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Re: NGC 3593 using the S. Mellish technique new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #4532448 - 04/20/11 06:47 PM

Nice work Jay.

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Re: NGC 3593 using the S. Mellish technique new [Re: Rutilus]
      #4532718 - 04/20/11 08:39 PM

Jay,

It looks good. Keep at it I think you got something going there.

Frank


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Re: NGC 3593 using the S. Mellish technique new [Re: frank5817]
      #4533141 - 04/20/11 11:57 PM

Thanks Thomas, Rutilus and Frank.

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Re: NGC 3593 using the S. Mellish technique new [Re: JayinUT]
      #4533354 - 04/21/11 02:27 AM

Jay,

An excellent observation of NGC 3593 in Leo. This is an interesting galaxy to review. It is also a tribute to the late Scott Mellish and he would have been proud of your observation. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Re: NGC 3593 using the S. Mellish technique new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #4534182 - 04/21/11 12:14 PM

Great sketch, Jay! Looking forward to your future attempts with this sketching technique.

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Re: NGC 3593 using the S. Mellish technique new [Re: JayinUT]
      #4534997 - 04/21/11 06:12 PM

Jay,

Very nice sketches of NGC 3593 .

CS,KLU,

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Tom


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Re: NGC 3593 using the S. Mellish technique new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #4536144 - 04/22/11 09:42 AM

Nice work Jay. This latest rendition does have a softer feel to it, more like a 'through the eyepiece' view for certain.

If you can't find a white charcoal pencil, sharpen a stick of pastel to give you a pencil sharp point. You can then use it to mark the star points.

Alex.


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