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Astrophotography and Sketching >> Sketching

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Uwe Pilz
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Merkur, 30 mins after sunset
      #6338896 - 01/27/14 02:28 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

We have an evening apparition of Merkur. With very transparent sky I tried to find it at first with my 7x50 binoculars, an easy task. Shortly after that I saw Merkur with the unaided eye and in my 8 cm refractor.

The inset is with 40x magnification. Merkur was not very well defined and showed irregular spikes in all directions. I hope I could catch that in my sketch.

Juist above the horizon there was i bank of clouds, but it was low enough not to disturb.

Edited by Uwe Pilz (01/27/14 02:32 PM)


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Merkur, 30 mins after sunset new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6338973 - 01/27/14 03:03 PM

I like this one! Always a fan of naked eye sketches.

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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Merkur, 30 mins after sunset new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6339032 - 01/27/14 03:38 PM

Uwe,

Excellent capture of little Mercury.

Frank


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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: Merkur, 30 mins after sunset new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6339159 - 01/27/14 04:46 PM

Uwe,

Nice Sketch .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Merkur, 30 mins after sunset new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6339664 - 01/27/14 09:11 PM

Nice Work Uwe,

I like this sketch very much.


Ken


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Chopin
Canis Insanus
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Reged: 02/03/05

Loc: In the doghouse.
Re: Merkur, 30 mins after sunset new [Re: kenrenard]
      #6339774 - 01/27/14 09:59 PM

Wow, Uwe, I very much enjoy the way you represented this sketch. Great observational notes, too.

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