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rodelaet
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Loc: 50°56' N - 4°58' E (Belgium)
NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new
      #5415493 - 09/11/12 03:12 PM Attachment (163 downloads)

Now that the nights are getting longer, I decided to start observing from my backyard again. The sky is not very dark, but it is convenient to observe from home. A pair of UHC filters were all that I needed to start hunting for the North America Nebula. I always start from Deneb and turn slowly east, towards xi Cygni, until the 'little Orion' comes into view. It is the asterism that I marked in the sketch. Little Orion shows the way to the large but elusive North America Nebula. The most prominent feature is the 'coastline of the Gulf of Mexico', as if the nebula has a sharp border. This is the easiest-to-see-part of the nebula. The eastern and northern borders of NGC 7000 fade away gradually into the background, whereas the northern side reaches a vast star cloud. Here it is hard to tell which glow comes from the nebula and which comes from unresolved starlight. I was very pleased with this positive observation from my own backyard, given the fact that I could hardly detect the bowl of the little dipper with the naked eye.

PS: it might be necessary to dim the lights to detect the nebula on your monitor.

Site : Bekkevoort, Belgium
Date : September 8, 2012
Time : around 23.30 UT
Binoculars : Teleskop Service 90° 70mm binoculars
Magnification : 21.6x
FOV: 3.2°
Filters : UHC
Seeing : 4/5
Transp. : 4/5
Sky brightness : 19.79 magnitudes per square arc second near zenith (SQM reading).
Nelm: 5.35
Sketch Orientation: N up, W right.
Digital sketch made with Corel Paint Shop Pro X2, based on a raw pencil sketch.

Edited by rodelaet (09/11/12 03:14 PM)


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IVM
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Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: rodelaet]
      #5415600 - 09/11/12 04:01 PM

Nice. And I like the soft stars. I guess they are easier to draw digitally. Or is it that people who draw digitally like detailed star images for whatever reason.

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F.Meiresonne
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Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: IVM]
      #5415651 - 09/11/12 04:22 PM

very nice!

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borczon
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Reged: 08/03/04

Loc: Philadelphia Pa.
Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: F.Meiresonne]
      #5416018 - 09/11/12 07:50 PM

very fine

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Andrev
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Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: borczon]
      #5416361 - 09/11/12 11:00 PM

Simply superb.

Andre


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frank5817
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Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: Andrev]
      #5416402 - 09/11/12 11:30 PM

Rony,

This comes up on my monitor perfectly. It looks wonderful and you describe a fine way to locate it in skies that are not the very best.
We have come to love seeing your deep sky sketches.

Frank


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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: frank5817]
      #5416827 - 09/12/12 08:24 AM

Beautiful! Great you could catch the nebula from your light-polluted garden.

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Andresin150
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Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5417128 - 09/12/12 11:45 AM

very nice sketch! why the soft edge?

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mdowns
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Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: Andresin150]
      #5417230 - 09/12/12 12:37 PM

I really like how accurately you portray the bino view of this.Seems like were right there viewing with you!

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rodelaet
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Loc: 50°56' N - 4°58' E (Belgium)
Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: mdowns]
      #5417568 - 09/12/12 03:56 PM

Thanks for the kind comments, everyone!

@ Andrés : the soft edge of the field stop is a matter of taste. In the dark I only record a sharp edge when I look straight at it. When I look at the center of the fov, the field stop seems soft with averted vision.


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niteskystargazer
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Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: rodelaet]
      #5417675 - 09/12/12 04:56 PM

Rony,

Very good sketch of NGC 7000 .

Thanks for the Tip on finding the North America Nebula.

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Andresin150
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Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: rodelaet]
      #5420237 - 09/13/12 11:44 PM

Indeed, very good taste!

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Scanning4Comets
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: Andresin150]
      #5422598 - 09/15/12 04:26 PM

AMAZING! Now I know where to look because you did that "little Orion" which I didn't know was there!

Cheers,


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Michael11
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Reged: 06/24/06

Loc: Israel
Re: NGC7000 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5424952 - 09/17/12 07:57 AM

Very nice rendering.
I personally prefer it without the annotations - makes it more real


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