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Roel
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Loc: Deventer, The Netherlands
M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new
      #5337975 - 07/27/12 08:02 AM

Last night I went on a trip to my favourite observing site 20 miles from my home. Because of the warm summer evening temperatures I did not travel by car but tied everything onto my little 1971 Honda moped and drove off to Lochem, The Netherlands. In my backpack I carried a very cheap 70mm refractor that I can use on my photo tripod.

M24 doesn't rise very high at my lattitute (52N), but was well visible in the tiny refractor at 16x. A very nice widefield view.

I sketched the brightest stars with a black pen and used a sharp 2H graphite pencil for the "mist" of unresolved stars.

In the north-northeast corner of the sketch M18 is visible as a tiny open cluster:



Picture of the little Honda: http://www.roelblog.nl/2012/07/schets-messier-24-de-sagittarius-sterrenwolk-en-een-beetje-m18/ (scroll down)


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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: Roel]
      #5338127 - 07/27/12 09:54 AM

Roel,

Very nice sketch of M-24 .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5338275 - 07/27/12 11:26 AM

Roel,

Impressive work.

Frank


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John K
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Reged: 12/26/05

Loc: Vernon BC Canada
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: frank5817]
      #5338994 - 07/27/12 07:57 PM

Very nice sketch It feels real to the eyepiece representation.

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Adam S
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Reged: 12/21/05

Loc: Gunnison, Colorado
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: Roel]
      #5339126 - 07/27/12 09:32 PM

Great story, great sketch.

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geminijk
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Reged: 04/03/08

Loc: TN
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: Adam S]
      #5339404 - 07/28/12 02:34 AM

What a beautiful sketch!!

John


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rolandlinda3
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Reged: 01/24/06

Loc: Crozet VA 22932
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: geminijk]
      #5339788 - 07/28/12 10:36 AM

Most folks shy away from such big objects with a complex star field. Very nicely done. Glad you did it.

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maroubra_boy
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Reged: 09/08/09

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #5341225 - 07/29/12 07:16 AM

I second Roland's sentiments! I love wide field sketches.

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Ed D
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Reged: 04/30/10

Loc: Sunny South Florida
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: maroubra_boy]
      #5341302 - 07/29/12 08:46 AM

Awesome sketch.

Ed D


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Rutilus
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Reged: 12/17/10

Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: Ed D]
      #5341808 - 07/29/12 03:08 PM

Wonderful sketch.

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JeanB
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Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5342530 - 07/29/12 10:45 PM

You ca add me to others: these wide field are awesome!

Jean


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phily
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Reged: 12/18/04

Loc: Kent, UK
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: JeanB]
      #5346405 - 08/01/12 04:23 AM

That's very nice. You have captured the star field very well.
Phil


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Mizar76
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Reged: 01/07/11

Loc: Rome, Italy
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: phily]
      #5346451 - 08/01/12 05:48 AM

really nice sketch!
compliments


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Starboat
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Reged: 03/14/12

Loc: Texas
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) new [Re: Mizar76]
      #5352536 - 08/05/12 01:09 AM

Sweet!

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Special Ed
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Reged: 05/18/03

Loc: Greenbrier Co., WV 38N, 80W
Re: M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18) [Re: Starboat]
      #5354503 - 08/06/12 09:42 AM

Roel,

Wonderful sketch of this terrific wide field object. It should inspire anyone who sees it to go out and have a look at the starcloud for themselves.

I enjoy looking at M24 with my 15x70 binoculars--almost the same as your r70mm refractor at 16x.


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