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Astrophotography and Sketching >> Sketching

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AdirondackAstro
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M81 and M82 sketch and notes
      #5722656 - 03/09/13 05:00 PM

After many cold months and lots of cloud covered weeks I finally was able to get out and do a sketch last night. It was about 30F and it felt great compared to the last time I was out in -19F imaging.

I used to scan my images in, but this time around I just took a picture with my point and shoot and inverted the image. I'm not sure I completely like the quality, it almost seems a bit pixelated, but my scanner has decided it doesn't want to completely want to scan anymore.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wmgUNS8BHeM/UTueHhxaMBI/AAAAAAAAF6k/4m3EeR...


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frank5817
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Re: M81 and M82 sketch and notes new [Re: AdirondackAstro]
      #5723103 - 03/09/13 10:36 PM

Michael,

Always a treat to see both galaxies in the same field of view.
Well done.

Frank


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AdirondackAstro
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Re: M81 and M82 sketch and notes new [Re: frank5817]
      #5723204 - 03/09/13 11:50 PM

They are a great pair to look at, was going to get the Leo Triplet, but got too tired for the night by the time I got there. Just wish my light pollution was in the Orange zone so I could see them a bit better.

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niteskystargazer
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Re: M81 and M82 sketch and notes new [Re: AdirondackAstro]
      #5725754 - 03/11/13 12:34 PM

Michael,

Very good sketch of M-81 & M-82 .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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PeterDob
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Re: M81 and M82 sketch and notes new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5725960 - 03/11/13 02:19 PM

Beautiful sketch, Michael! Your impression is very live-like and immediately gave me the impression I was looking through your eyepiece. It's a pity though that you didn't see any structure in M82, but this was probably due to all but optimal observing conditions. Excellent work!

Peter


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JeanB
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Re: M81 and M82 sketch and notes new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5726852 - 03/11/13 08:57 PM

A very nice pair indeed!

Jean


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Re: M81 and M82 sketch and notes new [Re: AdirondackAstro]
      #5727896 - 03/12/13 11:09 AM

Michael,

Nicely done sketches even with the cold

Best,

Eric Jamison


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AdirondackAstro
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Re: M81 and M82 sketch and notes new [Re: ericj]
      #5732899 - 03/14/13 08:15 PM

Thanks a lot everyone.

@Peter - I'm not sure if it's just hard to see structure through a 25mm in a 6" scope with 750mm focal length, or if it's light pollution that played a part in it.

@Eric - 30F felt quite warm, so I was happy to be out in it. Only took a little over an hour to start getting chilly to me.


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