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Astrophotography and Sketching >> Sketching

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ErixAdministrator
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NGC7354
      #5376583 - 08/19/12 08:48 PM

Sketches created with AL template, #2 graphite pencil, loaded blending stump with charcoal, super-fine Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen S, 0.5mm mechanical pencil.

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Inverted view:



75x magnification: Small, soft circular disk, with a hint of slight elongation. O-III adds contrast and there was a hint of brightness in the center of it. A 14.75 magnitude star to the southwest and a 15.3 magnitude star to the southeast of NGC7354 were observed at this magnification just outside of the disk.



225x magnification: A third star with a magnitude of 14.9 was observed just outside of the disk to the west. Using an O-III, the NE and SW edges of the disk were fainter and I could see a brightened edge to the nebula around the rest of the disk with a fainter center. I detected a faint, diffuse haze outside of the brighter borders and there may have been a hint of the central star as it looked slightly grainy in the center of the disk.



Inverted view:



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cildarithModerator
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Re: NGC7354 new [Re: Erix]
      #5376619 - 08/19/12 09:21 PM

Beautiful set of sketches Erika!

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rodelaet
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Re: NGC7354 new [Re: cildarith]
      #5376907 - 08/20/12 01:36 AM

Beautiful sketches, Erika!

That Hyperion zoom eyepiece is a fine piece of equipment, don't you think?

Clear skies,


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JeanB
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Re: NGC7354 new [Re: rodelaet]
      #5377203 - 08/20/12 10:00 AM

Very nicely done, Erika. Very informative too with your report. I like that.

Jean


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Re: NGC7354 new [Re: JeanB]
      #5377380 - 08/20/12 11:48 AM

Thanks. Rony, I really like it. Very clear and great FOV. It's not so good for outreach as it blinks out if you don't hold your eye just right to the eyepiece. I don't find it a problem, but a lot of the public that's never viewed through an eyepiece struggle. I end up having to swap it out for my Zhumell zoom for outreach.

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niteskystargazer
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Re: NGC7354 new [Re: Erix]
      #5377763 - 08/20/12 03:05 PM

Erika,

Very nice sketches of NGC 7354 .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Re: NGC7354 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5378146 - 08/20/12 06:36 PM

Erika,

Not a bright planetary but you captured some great structure
with this one.

Frank


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ErixAdministrator
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Re: NGC7354 new [Re: frank5817]
      #5378475 - 08/20/12 10:07 PM

Thank you.

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