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Roel
professor emeritus


Reged: 04/22/07

Loc: Deventer, The Netherlands
Low Messier 8 through a 80mm refractor
      #5329667 - 07/22/12 12:00 PM Attachment (58 downloads)

After literally weeks of rainfall and clouds, last night the sky finally cleared. I took my little 80mm f/6,25 refrator out to a fairly dark site to observe some low Milky Way objects. In the Netherlands Messier 8 rises only 14 degrees above the southern horizon, but because of the very transparant sky much more detail than I expected was visible. Using an Orion Ultrablock filter the dark lane was pretty prominent, and the bright patch on the western side of the nebula appeared to glow. It was a wonderful sight at 38x (13mm Vixen LVW), even at its low altitude.

The sketch was made with a black pen (fot the stars) and a 2H graphite pencil (for the nebulosity) on a piece of white paper. Inverted and orientation-flip using Photoshop.


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Rutilus
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/17/10

Re: Low Messier 8 through a 80mm refractor new [Re: Roel]
      #5329786 - 07/22/12 01:17 PM

Super.

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John K
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/26/05

Loc: Vernon BC Canada
Re: Low Messier 8 through a 80mm refractor new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5329870 - 07/22/12 02:25 PM

great sketch.

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Heidescoper
sage


Reged: 11/21/10

Loc: Niedersachsen, Germany
Re: Low Messier 8 through a 80mm refractor new [Re: John K]
      #5330057 - 07/22/12 04:25 PM

nice sketch !
Layst night at the same time I observed M8 too with my 16" Dob + O III. The sky was very clear after the rainy weather.

Bye
Christian


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phily
sage


Reged: 12/18/04

Loc: Kent, UK
Re: Low Messier 8 through a 80mm refractor new [Re: Heidescoper]
      #5330080 - 07/22/12 04:37 PM

That's a great sketch, with excellent detail.
Phil


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JeanB
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Low Messier 8 through a 80mm refractor new [Re: phily]
      #5330332 - 07/22/12 07:59 PM

Beautiful work, Roel!

Jean


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Low Messier 8 through a 80mm refractor new [Re: JeanB]
      #5330399 - 07/22/12 08:45 PM

Roel,

Beautiful sketch of M8 you captured the region of the hourglass very bright. There is much to be said for dark sky views of M8, M20, M42 etc. in a small scope.

Frank


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Ed D
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Reged: 04/30/10

Loc: Sunny South Florida
Re: Low Messier 8 through a 80mm refractor new [Re: frank5817]
      #5332048 - 07/23/12 08:36 PM

Beautiful sketch. I'm glad you got such a good view from that far north.

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: Low Messier 8 through a 80mm refractor new [Re: Roel]
      #5332885 - 07/24/12 10:42 AM

Roel,

Very fine sketch of M-8 .

CS,KLU,

Tom


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