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mike73
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Reged: 05/01/12

Loc: UK Plymouth
M5 sketch (and hello!)
      #5273326 - 06/15/12 05:41 PM Attachment (140 downloads)

Hi everyone

My first post on CN so what better place to start than the sketching section.
I've only recently started sketching and I've found that its the way forward for me as far as visual observing is concerned, its just sooooo relaxing and rewarding.

This is a sketch from last month using pastels, something which I'd never tried before but I like the results (just need some more practice).


M 5
NGC 5904
Constellation - Serpens
Globular cluster

Location - home
Date - 27/5/12
Time - 2300-0010
Seeing (Antoniadi) - IV to III later
SQM - 20.1

Telescope - 12" Skywatcher
EP - 8mm BST (x187)
No filter

Sketch materials - White pastel on black paper


Session notes
Poor seeing conditions at the start of the evening due to high wispy cloud moving from the SE which cleared around midnight.
I could resolve stars even to the centre of cluster but they were very faint almost 'dusty'.
Surprised that there wasn't any real bright stars in the FoV, I'm sure this would be different if observed from a dark site.
Very impressive glob cluster though, just as good as M13.


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Rutilus
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Reged: 12/17/10

Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: mike73]
      #5273408 - 06/15/12 06:38 PM

Welcome, great sketch of M5.

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Ed D
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Reged: 04/30/10

Loc: Sunny South Florida
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5273536 - 06/15/12 08:33 PM

Glad to have you posting here. I fully agree about sketching being the way forward, relaxing and rewarding. Nice sketch.

Ed D


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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: mike73]
      #5274125 - 06/16/12 10:03 AM

Mike,

Welcome to CN.

Very good 1st Sketch of M-5 .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5274152 - 06/16/12 10:24 AM

Mike,

You are correct it did turn out very nice. You have captured this great globular just as it looks at the eyepiece.
Well done.

Frank


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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: frank5817]
      #5274161 - 06/16/12 10:39 AM

Welcome on CN! I hope to see more sketches like this one in the future

Edited by Jef De Wit (06/16/12 10:40 AM)


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John K
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Reged: 12/26/05

Loc: Vernon BC Canada
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5274970 - 06/16/12 10:07 PM

Great sketch you have captured a 3-d look with the stars.

Edited by John K (06/17/12 06:45 PM)


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nitsky
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Reged: 03/15/10

Loc: Cologne,New jersey
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: John K]
      #5275021 - 06/16/12 11:09 PM

Great looking sketch Mike, especialy for your' first atempt with pastels. And welcome to CN.
Clearskys
Dave


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mike73
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Reged: 05/01/12

Loc: UK Plymouth
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: nitsky]
      #5275196 - 06/17/12 03:15 AM

Thanks everyone for the welcome and kind words on the sketch.

Funnily enough I've found sketching with pastels a lot easier than I thought, I even attempted a lunar sketch at the EP with pastels and charcoal a couple weeks ago which I found tricky but with some practice I think I can improve on.
As usual we have poor weather and cloudy skies in the UK but I'II post more as soon as the weather permits.

Mike


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Matt Lindsey
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Reged: 06/06/08

Loc: Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: mike73]
      #5275808 - 06/17/12 03:30 PM

Great job Mike.

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geminijk
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Reged: 04/03/08

Loc: TN
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: Matt Lindsey]
      #5276394 - 06/18/12 12:10 AM

Love the sketch!

John


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phily
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Reged: 12/18/04

Loc: Kent, UK
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: geminijk]
      #5278932 - 06/19/12 01:56 PM

Nice one, Mike.
Phil


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JayinUTModerator
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Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: phily]
      #5283329 - 06/22/12 06:08 AM

Mike,

Outstanding job! Love the use of the pastels. I agree they help make the process easier. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Simply wonderful.


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Michael11
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Reged: 06/24/06

Loc: Israel
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5286183 - 06/24/12 01:03 AM

Mike, this is an excellent and very realistic sketch!

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Andrev
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Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: Michael11]
      #5305786 - 07/06/12 05:33 PM

Mike

Welcome aboard. I really like you sketching pad. Beautiful rendition of the globular on this pad.

Please show us more.

Andre.


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joelimite
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Reged: 09/01/08

Loc: Fayetteville, AR
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: Andrev]
      #5307373 - 07/07/12 09:22 PM

Awesome sketch, Mike! Welcome to CN!

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Special Ed
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Loc: Greenbrier Co., WV 38N, 80W
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: mike73]
      #5307494 - 07/07/12 11:02 PM

Very nice sketch of M5--keep up the good work.

Quote:


...Funnily enough I've found sketching with pastels a lot easier than I thought, I even attempted a lunar sketch at the EP with pastels and charcoal a couple weeks ago which I found tricky but with some practice I think I can improve on...





Luna is the hardest target you will encounter but I think you're up to the challenge.


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maroubra_boy
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Reged: 09/08/09

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: joelimite]
      #5307602 - 07/08/12 12:33 AM

Hello Mike! Welcome to CN.

I really like your rendition of M5. There is a lovely depth to it that gives it the "through the eyepiece" look. Just fabulous.

Hope the sky improves for you too.

Alex.


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Ildi
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Reged: 04/10/11

Loc: Romania
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: maroubra_boy]
      #5308365 - 07/08/12 02:18 PM

Looks great! Good work!

Ildi


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Starboat
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Loc: Texas
Re: M5 sketch (and hello!) new [Re: Ildi]
      #5313492 - 07/11/12 10:29 PM

Sweet

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