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June 2023 Sketching Contest Winner is Tom Axelsen Congratulations Tom!

June 2023 Sketching Contest Winner is Tom Axelsen Congratulations Tom!

Tom Axelsen (Tom Axelsen)
44 Boötis - 8 Years of observations
All sub-sketches compiled in one sketch on May 30th, 2023
Møn, Denmark (My backyard)
Takahashi Mewlon 180 mm f:12, Zeiss Abbe Barlow @ 2x, Orthos or Supermonocentrics for magnifications from 540x to 720x
140 g / m2 sketching paper, Graphite B and 2B pencils
Conditions: Seeing good to great (7 - 9 / 10). Transparency not noted during the observations.

    • Daniel Mounsey, scottinash, Scott in NC and 34 others like this

    Nice one :)
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    Jul 17 2023 06:45 PM

    I love doubles and this is awesome! 

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    Very original thing to do - documenting the orbit of a double star.


    Roy in New Mexico

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    Magnus Ahrling
    Jul 19 2023 05:45 PM

    Wonderful work, Tom!

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    Jul 20 2023 03:05 AM

    Wonderful study and amazing perserverence. Thank you so much for posting that image, it is so inspiring. Clear nights to you. Larry

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    Amazing. I will try to observe it as soon as the weather allows it
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    Great work! This is inspiring. I think maybe I’ll pick a couple to try to keep track of
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    Love this!!

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    Awesome, with a timeline it looks super!

      • Tom Axelsen likes this
    This is a great and very informative documentation. For me this is not clear:

    The sketching is quite simple (I could do that provided the the very same observations and gifted with enough patience)

    The great thing about this is not the sketching but the observing. So this also contributes to such award?

    In comparison I have in mind really great sketches like paintings which I never knew how how they produce them. They really add some impression while the above just delivers exact information.

    (Don't want to run down your observation, Tom, it's just my understanding of sketching)

    Quite in fact, a "sketch" is no "painting", but the last sketches awarded looked like paintings. So I'm in doubt about the criteria for such a nomination.

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