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March 2022 Sketching Contest Winner is JMSchwartz Congratulations Jon.

March 2022 Sketching Contest Winner is JMSchwartz Congratulations Jon.

Galaxy Messier 82 in Ursa Major
Dates ranged from 2017 - March 29, 2022, combining three separate sketches using my newly found Mellish technique to create the very fine details in the core.
Locations: Mountain top locations The White Mountains at 8,600', Rodeo New Mexico at 4,600' and Mount Pinos at 8,300'
Equipment used: 32" 3.6 Starstructure , 32" F-3.3 Slipstream and 28"F-4,3 Slipstream Telescope
Magnification: 220x-800x and eyepieces binoviewer, Parcorr 2

    • Joe Bergeron, CollinofAlabama, paul hart and 11 others like this

    Apr 16 2022 06:05 AM

    Holy smokes, dude! What a view that must have been! 



    Clear skies!

    Thomas, Denmark

      • CollinofAlabama and george golitzin like this

    Seeing this that way must have been jaw dropping! and this sketch is just fantastic!

    Rick W Morgan
    Apr 17 2022 09:42 AM

    Incredible!  I thought I was looking at a photo.  Your eye picked up the most minute details.

    Terrific, as always!


    very nice similar to BW photos

    Just awesome What a gift the lord has given you 1

    Thanks guys for your kind words it means alot

    The lord created these magnificent  objects for all of us to see, I'm blessed &  Greatful to sketch them  looking through my 28" telescope  and share them with all of you in CN Forums.

    Kind Reguards Always Jon 

    Very nice work...



    george golitzin
    May 12 2022 07:28 PM

    Nicely done!    Making me think about a larger scope!

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