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AdirondackAstro
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M39 and M52 sketches
      #5438814 - 09/24/12 09:17 PM

So last night I went out to do a few sketches. Since I've only done a few previously, maybe about 10 or so, I decided to start over on my Messier sketch hunt. So here are my first sketches on my new hunt for Messiers. I needed to take a break from photographing, and start examining some of these objects the old fashioned way. Took observation notes, spent quite a bit of time examining these objects before I even started writing or sketching them. Such a different feeling than finding an object and attaching a camera. Can't wait to get out to do more.

M39: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--njhKqlWjmc/UGEFMcf97eI/AAAAAAAAElY/SoWrw-SU2uA/s1440/M39%252009-24-12.jpg

M52: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gKciNS_mXBY/UGEFMfT4L0I/AAAAAAAAElc/17iPV6Y4rDM/s1440/M52%252009-24-12.jpg


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Undermidnight
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: AdirondackAstro]
      #5439045 - 09/25/12 12:41 AM

I like these!!! I also like the observing notes.

Jason


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frank5817
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5439062 - 09/25/12 01:05 AM

Michael,

These are fine sketches made all the better with notes.

Frank


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AdirondackAstro
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: frank5817]
      #5439434 - 09/25/12 10:02 AM

Thank you both very much. I debated cropping the notes but figured it adds to the actual sketch.
Since these are my first sketches in a while and I'm taking it more seriously than before I'm starting small with some open clusters before I break into nebula and galaxies.


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Jef De Wit
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: AdirondackAstro]
      #5439617 - 09/25/12 11:46 AM

Quote:

Can't wait to get out to do more.



That's the spirit


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JeanB
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5440226 - 09/25/12 04:48 PM

Mike,

two wonderful pieces of work. I agree, notes add something priceless to sketches.

Jean


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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: AdirondackAstro]
      #5442119 - 09/26/12 05:53 PM

Michael,

Very good sketches of M-39 & M-52 .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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AdirondackAstro
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5442513 - 09/26/12 09:52 PM

Thank you very much Jef, Jean, and Tom.
Now if the moon would go back to new, and the clouds go away I could get a couple more sketches in!

Clear skies.


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Matt Lindsey
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: AdirondackAstro]
      #5445791 - 09/28/12 08:31 PM

Those look great. I assume pencils on white paper? I find open clusters tougher (or at least more tedious) than other DSO's to sketch.

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AdirondackAstro
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: Matt Lindsey]
      #5447220 - 09/29/12 06:17 PM

Matt - Thank you. Yes white sketch paper I tore out of a Strathmore Sketchbook, a 2H pencil, and scanned it in. I find that the scanner didn't pick up the slight glow I put on the cluster of M52. Everything I tried to do to replicate it in PS only made it look worse. Open clusters are a bit tedious, and time consuming, but a lot of fun at the same time.

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Michael & Louise
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: AdirondackAstro]
      #5449293 - 09/30/12 10:07 PM

Very nice sketches indeed!

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phily
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: Michael & Louise]
      #5457929 - 10/06/12 01:05 PM

Nice ones and great notes.
Phil


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AdirondackAstro
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: phily]
      #5461190 - 10/08/12 08:02 PM

Thank you very much, Michael & Louise, and Phily.

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Bas van Krieken
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: AdirondackAstro]
      #5464826 - 10/11/12 03:42 AM Attachment (20 downloads)

They look very life like

Edited by Bas van Krieken (10/11/12 03:43 AM)


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Bas van Krieken
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: Bas van Krieken]
      #5464827 - 10/11/12 03:43 AM Attachment (18 downloads)

And M 39

Edited by Bas van Krieken (10/11/12 03:44 AM)


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AdirondackAstro
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Re: M39 and M52 sketches new [Re: Bas van Krieken]
      #5465696 - 10/11/12 05:14 PM

Thanks, and thanks for showing those Bas van Krieken. Looks like a pretty cool little app, wish there was something like that on the iPod! Does that show the objects as they appear in the specified telescope?

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