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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Orion new
      #6119002 - 10/05/13 12:48 PM Attachment (44 downloads)

In the night of October the first, our old two masts Aquarellia was anchoring close to the harbour of Porquerolles, one of the three "Provencal golden islands".
At one o’clock in the night I wake me up,... maybe ‘cause of some wave noise? I was surprised by seeing the Orion’s belt stars and M42 rising close to the local ‘Sainte Agathe’ fort up the hill. With my 7x50 binoculars I sketch this original encounter, the mythic Orion warrior at the rear of a real castle.
The French coast, here in the north, is full of light pollution but to my surprise, the castle illumination was the only light in the sight. The island is not so close to the polluted coast, so the Orion’s constellation was pure in the dark while rising.
This watercolour was made on board with local salt water
I hope you enjoy


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Tamas Bognar
sage


Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: Hungary, Zákány
Re: Orion new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6119023 - 10/05/13 01:00 PM

I really like your drawings sentiment.


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Asbytec
Guy in a furry hat
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Reged: 08/08/07

Loc: La Union, PI
Re: Orion new [Re: Tamas Bognar]
      #6119984 - 10/06/13 02:05 AM

I agree, that perspective is quite nice. Thanks.

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SusanY
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Reged: 02/05/13

Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
Re: Orion new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6120292 - 10/06/13 09:56 AM

Wow, that is really beautiful.

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dweller25
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 08/30/07

Loc: Lancashire, UK
Re: Orion [Re: SusanY]
      #6120553 - 10/06/13 12:54 PM

Very nice drawing

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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Orion new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6122801 - 10/07/13 03:44 PM

Michel,

Very good sketch of Orion .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Orion new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6123921 - 10/08/13 12:24 AM

Michel,


A lovely sketch of Orion's belt and sword.

Frank


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Orion new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6124977 - 10/08/13 01:43 PM

Quote:

This watercolour was made on board with local salt water





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mikesemmler
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Reged: 06/01/09

Re: Orion new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6126170 - 10/09/13 12:09 AM

Wow, Michel - great job

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stray1
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Reged: 09/03/12

Loc: SW Ohio
Re: Orion new [Re: mikesemmler]
      #6126302 - 10/09/13 02:46 AM

Wow! And I thought I had a cool view while walking down the sidewalk after an early morning jog. The Orion neb always causes my heart to skip a beat.

Wonderful sketch!



-stray-


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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Orion new [Re: stray1]
      #6137057 - 10/14/13 01:42 PM

Oh thank you for your nice comments guys ! I really appreciate this. I hope you will all have a nice dark sky soon !
Michel


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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Orion new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6138819 - 10/15/13 11:19 AM

Oh wow Michel. Another so beautiful sketch with landscape. You are so talented in that matter... Post it on astro-quebec, Louise will like it very much.

Andre.


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JeanB
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Orion new [Re: Andrev]
      #6138935 - 10/15/13 12:28 PM

Very nice, Michel. Always good to see your fine art!

Jean


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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Orion new [Re: JeanB]
      #6139016 - 10/15/13 01:00 PM

Thank you Jean and André ! So, ok, this sketch is on Quebec too... thanks to you

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