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Michael11
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Reged: 06/24/06

Loc: Israel
Swan Nebula and M13
      #4577228 - 05/12/11 12:01 PM Attachment (68 downloads)

Hello all ,

This is a result of my last observing session.
We were observing in our usual spot at Negev desert (Israel). Sky was transparent and dark. I was with a 8" Orion SkyView pro Newt. It took me rather long time to sketch these 2 objects, Probably due to frequent coffee brakes and chat with friends .

M17 is one of my favourite nebulae, which is really bright and shows nice detail (especially with UHC filter).
Information about the technique and other drawings can be found in my website, in the signature.


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Michael11
sage


Reged: 06/24/06

Loc: Israel
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: Michael11]
      #4577237 - 05/12/11 12:04 PM Attachment (57 downloads)

And the M13 (which I already posted in contest ).
It's my second attempt (after M4) to sketch a globular. Didn't have the courage to draw this one before.
I guess the most challenging part was to try and make the "Propeller" look properly realistic.


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cildarithModerator
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 08/26/04

Loc: San Diego, CA
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: Michael11]
      #4577341 - 05/12/11 12:57 PM

Excellent work on both sketches, Michael!

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lunar
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Reged: 07/03/10

Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: cildarith]
      #4577356 - 05/12/11 01:06 PM

Fantastic sketches Michael! You have a lot of accuracy. And I like the way you draw your stars into the field. They look like they would in an astroimage.

Hope to see more of your work in the future!

Clear Skies,
Brandon Doyle


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JakeSaloranta
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 09/18/08

Loc: Finlandia
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: lunar]
      #4577417 - 05/12/11 01:46 PM

Beautiful sketches, both of them. I have to admit, to me you're one of the few good sketches out there. Keep up the excellent work, good luck in the contest - I already voted

/Jake


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FJA
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Reged: 11/17/04

Loc: 50.65° N, 1.15° W
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: JakeSaloranta]
      #4577453 - 05/12/11 02:03 PM

They're brilliant. I love the Swan sketch particularly.

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Sol Robbins
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Reged: 12/01/03

Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: FJA]
      #4577686 - 05/12/11 04:15 PM

Great!

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JayKSC
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Reged: 01/01/05

Loc: Florida
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: Michael11]
      #4578061 - 05/12/11 07:58 PM

Beautiful sketches, Michael! I love how you render your stars and the delicate colors in them. I always find tending to stars and their coloration a challenge. Your M17 sketch is particularly beautiful and a true pleasure to study. Many thanks for sharing.

- Jay
South Florida


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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: JayKSC]
      #4578904 - 05/13/11 09:10 AM

Just beautiful!

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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: Michael11]
      #4579052 - 05/13/11 10:16 AM

Michael,

Very nice sketches of the Swan Nebula & M-13 .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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joelimite
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Reged: 09/01/08

Loc: Fayetteville, AR
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #4579473 - 05/13/11 01:16 PM

Awesome sketches, Michael! M17 is one of my favorite nebulae, too.

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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: joelimite]
      #4580315 - 05/13/11 08:49 PM

Michael,

Your sketches are all beautiful but that M17 sketch is over the top great.

Frank


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TenthEnemy
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Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: frank5817]
      #4580443 - 05/13/11 09:57 PM

Oh wow, this is a wonderful sketch of the Swan Nebula! That is exactly as it looks to me from a dark site. The variance of the colors and sizes of the stars give your sketches a lot of depth.

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Michael11
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Reged: 06/24/06

Loc: Israel
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #4580784 - 05/14/11 05:32 AM

Thanks everyone for the feedback
These were both pretty challenging objects, I'm glad they are OK


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skoop
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Reged: 03/13/10

Loc: 59° N
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: Michael11]
      #4581380 - 05/14/11 01:09 PM

M13 an the "propeller" are awesome!

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CarlosEH
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Reged: 01/19/05

Loc: Pembroke Pines, Broward County...
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: skoop]
      #4583467 - 05/15/11 03:29 PM

Michael,

Outstanding observations of M13 and M17. You have recorded the core and extensions of M13 very nicely. The core and extensions of the Swan Nebula are well rendered. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos


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Kris.
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Reged: 09/16/04

Loc: Belgium
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #4585410 - 05/16/11 04:43 PM

beautiful!

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Special Ed
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Reged: 05/18/03

Loc: Greenbrier Co., WV 38N, 80W
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: Kris.]
      #4588808 - 05/18/11 02:37 PM

Michael,

These are wonderful drawings--nicely presented, too. I'm really taken with how you rendered the nebulosity in the northern part of the field in the drawing of M17.

You were very meticulous with the drawing of M13--one of the best I've seen. I'm impressed that you were distracted by having friends around and still produced such nice work. I would have a hard time doing that.


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rolandlinda3
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Reged: 01/24/06

Loc: Crozet VA 22932
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: Special Ed]
      #4591741 - 05/19/11 11:45 PM

Your sketches are a pleasure to see.

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Michael11
sage


Reged: 06/24/06

Loc: Israel
Re: Swan Nebula and M13 new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #4592060 - 05/20/11 07:05 AM

Thanks =)

Quote:

I'm impressed that you were distracted by having friends around and still produced such nice work. I would have a hard time doing that.



Actually while drawing I need to take brakes from time to time, since I'm quite an impatient person


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