February 2023 Sketching Contest Winner is Andrew (Nightowl99) Congratulations Andrew!
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M42 and M43, Orion Nebula
14” Dobstuff ETT coma corrected to f/5.5
APM XWA 13 mm
2/19/23 Amboy Crater, CA
Seeing 2/5, Transparency 3/5
Sketched on black paper at the eyepiece with white Conte pencil for stars and white pastel applied by brush for the nebula. Stars are highlighted afterwards with white gel pen.
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Amazing detail, great nebulosity. How did you add the pastel without ruining your night vision?
Beautiful sketch! Got the trapezium as well as the dark dust column below.
What is the Bortle there?
If you use your imagination, it looks like a furry squirrel carrying a basket of 6 eggs! (as viewed from above)
You have captured so much of the subtle beauty in this nebula and it looks so natural!
Amboy is one of my favorite locations. I was there on the 19-20 along with my friend Gerry, (22inch Dob). I am sure we spoke during the evening. I had a 14.5" Dob and was imaging with a small refractor. We were getting SQM readings of about 21.65. We may try for April.
What a talent! Congratulations for so skillfully capturing the beauty of one of my favorite objects.
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