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Sombrero Galaxy M-104

Sombrero Galaxy M-104

Sketching: 9”x12” white sketching paper; 4B graphite pencil and a blending stump made from a dowel rod; after sketching a 6” circle was cut from the sketching paper; scanned and inverted; brightness of stars adjusted with MS Paint. Scope: 10” f/5.7 Dobsonian: 26 mm widefield eyepiece 56x and 8 mm eyepiece 181x Date and Time: 4-3-2008, 4:00-4:50 UT Seeing: Pickering 7/10 Transparency: Excellent 4/5 NELM: 4.8 Frank McCabe

    Dec 02 2009 06:26 AM
    perfect rendition of M-104! Nice drawing! :)
    Mark, Thank you for that. I am in a fairly bad location for observing galaxies but the bright ones on good nights are within reach. Frank :)
    Very nice approach. I like this alot.
    Michael, Thank you for the nice words. I went through your gallery and noted you have many fine photos and sketches. I especially like that pileated woodpecker shot and your nice lunar images. Frank :)

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