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Achernar
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M-66 drawing
      #5986441 - 07/23/13 04:59 PM Attachment (62 downloads)

Two months ago the best night in three months came along, so I took the opportunity to observe a number of spring galaxies, including M-66 with the 15-inch Dob. Although I made an pencil drawing, I decided to try using black paper with white and gray pastel pencils to "invert" the original drawing, which was made with an 8.8mm ES 82 degree eyepices. With a Paracorr in place, that eyepiece yielded 227X. Sky conditions were very good, and I was able to see the asymmetrical spiral arms in M-66, the more regular spiral arms in M-65, and the duslane in NGC-3628 very clearly. After that, skies until now have been mostly murky, with only two nights where I got any decent looks at bright DSO's from home. I can't wait until fall.

Taras


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niteskystargazer
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Re: M-66 drawing new [Re: Achernar]
      #5986635 - 07/23/13 07:11 PM

Taras,

Good drawing of M-66 .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Re: M-66 drawing new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5986679 - 07/23/13 07:48 PM

Taras,

This was a great looking night for you. The sketch is very detailed. It is difficult to get many nights like this in a year.
Excellent work.

Frank


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Ed D
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Re: M-66 drawing new [Re: frank5817]
      #5986908 - 07/23/13 09:54 PM

Good sketch showing a lot of accurate detail.

Ed D


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Re: M-66 drawing new [Re: Ed D]
      #5987158 - 07/24/13 12:08 AM

Taras,

Incredible sketch! I love the spiral detail and how the core is brighter than any other part. I also like the molting on the outer rim of the galaxy. Thanks for sharing.


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Jef De Wit
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Re: M-66 drawing new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5987343 - 07/24/13 03:48 AM

Fine sketch. Don't forget to change the "M65" on the sketch, it is confusing.

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Achernar
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Re: M-66 drawing new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5987562 - 07/24/13 09:35 AM

Thanks for letting me know, I have confused M-65 for M-66 and vice versa before. I just took care of it.

Taras


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kenrenard
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Re: M-66 drawing new [Re: Achernar]
      #5987806 - 07/24/13 12:42 PM

Taras,
Beautiful work, I am impressed with that type of view. Great detail.

Ken


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Aquarellia
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Re: M-66 drawing new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5987841 - 07/24/13 01:30 PM

Superb ! Nice job.

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cpr1
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Re: M-66 drawing new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5991420 - 07/26/13 02:39 PM

Looks great, Nice detail.

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azure1961p
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Re: M-66 drawing new [Re: cpr1]
      #5992569 - 07/27/13 08:28 AM

Tara's that was a very sketch and observation. Much appreciated.

Pete


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Asbytec
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Re: M-66 drawing new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5995416 - 07/28/13 08:19 PM

Wow, very nice sketch. Thanks.

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