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Laurent Ferrero
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Reged: 12/28/12

Loc: Marseilles, France
The Pleiades and its nebulae
      #5596721 - 12/30/12 06:48 PM

Hello,

I propose you a drawing of the Pleiades cluster made with my Skywatcher Equinox 80 mm. I was very glad to see clearly some nebulae around bright stars.

This is the link for the drawing in good resolution:
http://a406.idata.over-blog.com/3/65/43/22/dessins-md-2/M045-L80-md.jpg

I take this message to wish you a great New Year 2012!


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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Laurent Ferrero]
      #5597258 - 12/31/12 01:00 AM

Laurent

Boy my friend. You told me I'm good at sketching the sun, but let me tell you this sketch of the Pleiades is simply jaw dropping ! ! ! I just can't believe it's a sketch. Totally beautiful. Look at the faint stars in the sketch and the nebulosity. Wow... Woooooooooow. Congratulation my friend, I'm more than impressed, I'm speechless.

Andre

Edited by Andrev (12/31/12 01:02 AM)


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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Andrev]
      #5597271 - 12/31/12 01:15 AM

Super Laurent, you combine good optic and talent. I fully agree with Andre. Do you use a filter like UHC or OIII ?
With you all a good end of the year tonight.


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Scanning4Comets
Markus
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Reged: 12/26/04

Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5597360 - 12/31/12 04:00 AM

Just like a photograph!

Very well executed!


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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5597393 - 12/31/12 04:50 AM

It's already a long time on my to do list, but I never had the courage to sketch it... But you did a really fine job! Is it a completely digital sketch?

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Laurent Ferrero
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Reged: 12/28/12

Loc: Marseilles, France
Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5597395 - 12/31/12 04:52 AM

Thank you my friends !
There is no need filters for these nebulae of dust, UHC or OIII not work because it is not ionized gas. We just need a clear transparent sky and an optic wich does not diffuse the light of the brighest star too.


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Laurent Ferrero
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Reged: 12/28/12

Loc: Marseilles, France
Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Laurent Ferrero]
      #5597409 - 12/31/12 05:05 AM

It is at the origin a drawing made with a pencil. With Paint Shop Pro software I do an inversion for the black background, I touch the brightness and shape of certain stars that I have not been able to do well round with the pencil, and I erase the pencil stroke too strong (to make my nebulae more smooth). This is a lot of work but the result is a more realistic that a pencil drawing crude.

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Ed D
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Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Laurent Ferrero]
      #5597498 - 12/31/12 08:04 AM

Wow, that's really nice! Thanks for sharing.

Ed D


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cpl43uk
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Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Ed D]
      #5597547 - 12/31/12 09:01 AM

Really nice attention to detail. The bright stars really pop out against such a dark background.

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ericj
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Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Laurent Ferrero]
      #5597798 - 12/31/12 11:40 AM

Hi Laurent,

Good job in recording the detail in your sketch.

Best,

Eric Jamison


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JimPie
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Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: ericj]
      #5597846 - 12/31/12 12:00 PM

Laurent,
I love it! what a great rendering.


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Andrev
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Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: JimPie]
      #5597960 - 12/31/12 01:20 PM

Laurent

Why you didn't this piece of art on astro-Quebec ?

I'm still under shock by the beauty of this sketch.

Andre


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frank5817
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Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Andrev]
      #5598934 - 12/31/12 11:57 PM

Laurent,

This is an excellent sketch with good attention to star brightness and position.

Frank


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Laurent Ferrero
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Reged: 12/28/12

Loc: Marseilles, France
Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: frank5817]
      #5599245 - 01/01/13 09:18 AM

thank you for your comment. Thank you André I'll also put it on astroquebec.
Happy New Year 2013 to all! many clear nights and the health to enjoy it!


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Chopin
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Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Laurent Ferrero]
      #5599247 - 01/01/13 09:21 AM

Terrific observation, Laurent! You've captured the visual representation of the nebulosity quite similarly to how I see it in my 85mm binocular. Nicely done.

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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Chopin]
      #5600599 - 01/02/13 12:49 AM

Gratulation! You saw quite a lot form the nebulae with such a small instrument.

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Laurent Ferrero
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Reged: 12/28/12

Loc: Marseilles, France
Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5601708 - 01/02/13 06:25 PM

Chopin, Uwe, thank you for your comments !

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niteskystargazer
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Re: The Pleiades and its nebulae new [Re: Laurent Ferrero]
      #5603263 - 01/03/13 03:44 PM

Laurent,

Very good sketch of Pleiades .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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