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ManuelJ
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 12/19/05

Loc: Madrid, Spain
M51 4 inch
      #6454044 - 04/08/14 04:15 AM

Hi,

This is my very first sketch. I've enjoyed a lot doing it!. A lot of things can be seen with a 4 inch, patience and experience.

http://www.manuelj.com/2014/04/sketch-m51.html

Regards,
Manuel.


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JayinUTModerator
I'm not Sleepy
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Reged: 09/19/08

Loc: Utah
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: ManuelJ]
      #6454064 - 04/08/14 04:56 AM

Manuel,

That is a wonderful sketch of M51.


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azure1961p
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Reged: 01/17/09

Loc: USA
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: JayinUT]
      #6454263 - 04/08/14 08:46 AM

That's excellent.

Buddy Barby also observed and drew arm segments in m51 with his 4" apo . This astounded me as Id tried for years in and off in my youth with 4" instruments sct and reflector but never never never any segments. The throughput and contrast in these refractors is in another league and here's s fine example where it shows. This is a fine piece.

Pete


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: ManuelJ]
      #6454686 - 04/08/14 01:06 PM

Quote:

This is my very first sketch.



Looks like you're already some years in the business. Great sketch!


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combatdad
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Reged: 12/28/12

Loc: Culpeper, VA
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6454956 - 04/08/14 05:13 PM

Very nice sketch! If you have the opportunity, take a look at what John Mallas, "The Messier Album", Sky Publishing Corp, 1978, sketched of M51 using his 4" Unitron.

Dave


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Ed D
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 04/30/10

Loc: Sunny South Florida
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: combatdad]
      #6455189 - 04/08/14 07:32 PM

Really nice, Manuel. I would never had guessed this is your first.

Ed D


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geminijk
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 04/03/08

Loc: TN
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: Ed D]
      #6455598 - 04/08/14 11:39 PM

You did a wonderful job!

John


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Heidescoper
sage


Reged: 11/21/10

Loc: Niedersachsen, Germany
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: ManuelJ]
      #6455937 - 04/09/14 07:04 AM

Manuel,

wow, what a realistic view !
Very nice sketch, please more !

Bye
Christian


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: Heidescoper]
      #6456044 - 04/09/14 08:46 AM

Manuel,

That is a wonderful sketch of M-51 in a small scope.
It is great what a small aperture can do from dark, transparent skies.

Frank


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blb
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Reged: 11/25/05

Loc: Piedmont NC
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: frank5817]
      #6456223 - 04/09/14 10:38 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

Buddy Barby? Hey dude thats Barbee NOT Barby, but thanks for remembering that sketch from a few years ago. Manuel that is a really good observation with a 4-inch refractor. Even though there were passing clouds, you had good conditions. Without good seeing conditions these arms are not visible in a 4-inch scope. I was very lucky to have seen them on a good night from our light polluted club field. Here is my sketch from a few years ago for comparison.

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ManuelJ
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 12/19/05

Loc: Madrid, Spain
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: blb]
      #6456233 - 04/09/14 10:42 AM

Hi,

Thanks for your comments. The seeing was also horrible.

When seeing is good I see 3 stars inside the galaxy with the AP Traveler.

Regards,
Manuel.


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Michael & Louise
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Reged: 06/02/08

Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: ManuelJ]
      #6457130 - 04/09/14 06:54 PM

Manuel, nice sketch of a beautiful object. Thanks for sharing.

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Erik Bakker
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Reged: 08/10/06

Loc: The Netherlands, Europe
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: ManuelJ]
      #6458253 - 04/10/14 10:30 AM

Nice sketch Manuel.

M51 really does well under very clear dark skies. And an experienced eye and a contrasty apo don't hurt either!


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IVM
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 01/07/08

Loc: Western New York
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: Erik Bakker]
      #6460917 - 04/11/14 07:13 PM

Good view, and a really good use of those 4", Manuel.

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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: IVM]
      #6461917 - 04/12/14 11:17 AM

Manuel,

Nice to see your sketch of M-51 on ASOD today.

Frank


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ManuelJ
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 12/19/05

Loc: Madrid, Spain
Re: M51 4 inch new [Re: frank5817]
      #6462321 - 04/12/14 03:19 PM

Wow, thanks!

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