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Astrophotography and Sketching >> Sketching

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VikingRaider
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Reged: 01/29/08

Loc: Mukwonago, Wisconsin
C/2013 R1 Lovejoy (12x50 binoculars)
      #6192741 - 11/13/13 02:09 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

So I finally caught sight of Lovejoy today with my 12x50 binoculars. I've been trying since the end of October to see the 4 comets up there right now visible in binocs and small scopes to no avail.

But today I hit pay dirt.

Here's the sketch I made of the fuzz ball. It was in a little triangle asterism almost dead center between Leo and Leo Minor this morning at 5:30 CST. Very easily seen with direct vision as a patch of light like a circular (mostly) cloud.

The image has been mangled by the scanner and mashed by PS but it gets the idea across. This is my first real attempt at sketching a comet so bear with me...I aim to improve and can't wait to sketch it again and track the movement.

I wrote up the full observing report on my blog if you're interested.

thanks!

Edited by VikingRaider (11/13/13 02:09 PM)


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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: C/2013 R1 Lovejoy (12x50 binoculars) new [Re: VikingRaider]
      #6192751 - 11/13/13 02:14 PM

Viking,

nice capature of Comet C/2013 R1 .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Re: C/2013 R1 Lovejoy (12x50 binoculars) new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6193455 - 11/13/13 08:29 PM

That is a fine sketch and a nice looking comet even from light polluted Chicagoland.

Frank


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rolandlinda3
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Reged: 01/24/06

Loc: Crozet VA 22932
Re: C/2013 R1 Lovejoy (12x50 binoculars) new [Re: frank5817]
      #6193551 - 11/13/13 09:32 PM

I like it, too. Fine sketch.

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kenrenard
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Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: C/2013 R1 Lovejoy (12x50 binoculars) new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #6194025 - 11/14/13 06:55 AM

Nice job. Good eye.


Ken


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