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Achernar
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Two Messier globulars new
      #4568374 - 05/07/11 10:44 PM Attachment (45 downloads)

Last night I observed with my 15-inch despite the pretty poor sky conditions, but I was able to get nice views of a few globular clusters. In particular I was interested in M-5 and M-62, and I made sketches of them from my drive way. I used a 8mm Orion Stratus eyepiece and a TeleVue Paracorr, which yielded a magnification of about 250X. The seeing was fair, but it did shatter these globular clusters and a few others into stars. Like the drawing I made of NGC-3242, I made them right from the driveway.


Taras


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Achernar
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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: Achernar]
      #4568377 - 05/07/11 10:46 PM Attachment (40 downloads)

This is the drawing I made of M-62, whose lopsided, comet like appearance was obvious.

Taras


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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: Achernar]
      #4569172 - 05/08/11 11:25 AM

Taras,

These are both very fine sketches of these globulars.
M 5 in recent years has become my favorite globular in a large scope with its spirals of stars like a pinwheel.
Nice work

Frank


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Jef De Wit
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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: frank5817]
      #4569539 - 05/08/11 02:10 PM

I'm always impressed by globular-sketches! Fine work!

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Rutilus
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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #4569904 - 05/08/11 05:03 PM

They are very nice indeed.

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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: Rutilus]
      #4570505 - 05/08/11 11:00 PM

Excellent'

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Sol Robbins
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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: JayinUT]
      #4570875 - 05/09/11 06:37 AM

Great!

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nitsky
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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: Sol Robbins]
      #4570903 - 05/09/11 07:17 AM

Beautiful work! I spend all my time stairing at galaxys, and at the end of the night I try to treat myself to some 'eye candy' to relax before going in. Well after seeing your' work, I think I'll give some globulars a go with my pencil. Would increase the amount of time I could observe. Thank you for kindling this flame with your' fine work.
Clearskys, and many of them,
Dave


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joelimite
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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: nitsky]
      #4570981 - 05/09/11 08:41 AM

Excellent sketches of M5 and M62, Taras! That new 15-inch scope of yours offers some impressive views.

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voyager75
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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: joelimite]
      #4571001 - 05/09/11 09:04 AM

Wow!!
Really you see that?
Wonderful sketches!


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: Achernar]
      #4571167 - 05/09/11 10:54 AM

Taras,

Two beautiful sketches of Messier Globulars .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Special Ed
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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #4571305 - 05/09/11 12:25 PM

Nice work, Taras. You've made the globs appear luminous. How did you do that?

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Achernar
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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: voyager75]
      #4571308 - 05/09/11 12:28 PM

I've seen them better than that with an eight or ten inch telescope from a dark site, light pollution really hinders what you can see even when an object is visible from a city. Even a six inch plainly shows the lopsided nature of M-62 from a dark site, but it takes a fifteen inch to start showing the stars from my house, the cluster otherwise looks like a comet through smaller apertures.

Taras


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maroubra_boy
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Re: Two Messier globulars new [Re: Achernar]
      #4571999 - 05/09/11 06:25 PM

You've managed to get some nice depth into the GC's. Along with an almost silver sheen too. Lovely stuff.

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CarlosEH
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Re: Two Messier globulars [Re: maroubra_boy]
      #4572242 - 05/09/11 09:08 PM

Taras,

Excellent observations of M5 and M62. You have captured both globular clusters very nicely. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos


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