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#201 schercm

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:18 PM

Big Dipper Sketch

 

I'm just getting into astronomy and did my first sketch, the Big Dipper, just recently! I thought it would be a good way to relax and get some fresh air after working in the engineroom of my ship all day. I won't be doing anything that requires a telescope with the movement of the ship, that stuff can wait for when I'm shoreside. I still have plenty to learn/sketch out here naked eye and with binoculars.


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#202 rubmetoasty

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 03:53 PM

Sketch of the Orion Nebula from my super light polluted location close to downtown Sydney, Australia :-)

 

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Hi delalaym, 

I live and observe under similar sky conditions (Bortle 8-9) and hopefully you'll get nights where you will be able to see a bit more of this giant nebula. I liked the trapezium stars, it's a recognizable trademark.

 

Clear skies

Bernardo

What hes got drawn there is pretty much spot on to what i can see from my yard in Los Angeles, honestly i see even less nebulosity even when i get my neighbors to turn off their porch lights haha. I am def as bad is gets light pollution wise, but have some of the darkest and clearest skies available in the US within a 3 hr drive.



#203 delalaym

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:37 PM

What hes got drawn there is pretty much spot on to what i can see from my yard in Los Angeles, honestly i see even less nebulosity even when i get my neighbors to turn off their porch lights haha. I am def as bad is gets light pollution wise, but have some of the darkest and clearest skies available in the US within a 3 hr drive.

 

Hi rubmetoasty, happy to hear that my sketch actually looks like what you see :-) It's encouraging me to continue... 

 

Thanks!

 

Marc-Andre



#204 markleeman

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 02:27 PM

Hi all,

I signed up for the forum quite some time ago, but never came to post here... I thought that now its a good time for change!

I'm a 37rd old guy from The Netherlands, where I live (in a bortle 6 class area) with my girlfriend and 3 kids.

I started observing a couple of years ago and mainly this year sketching seriously starts to get my attention - although my first sketch is already from 2017.

So let's kick off with that first sketch. Subject is Jupiter, as seen through my skywatcher ED 80mm.

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(And my apologies for some dutch in the sketch border, "redelijk" means "moderate")

Thanks for watching and clear skies!

Edited by markleeman, 07 May 2019 - 02:29 PM.

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#205 Matt78

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 10:11 AM

Jupiter sketch I

 

Celestron C5 (5SE)

15 mm & 9.7 mm Meade 4000 Plossls, #8 light yellow filter (83X & 129X)

Seeing poor-average

5/25/19, ~00:00

 

It was fun, but I think I won't use an inverse image for Jupiter next time.


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#206 metalpoet

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 04:34 PM

Herewith my very first attempt at astrosketching. The Jewelbox Cluster as viewed through my 6" F12 Maksutov-Cassegrain with a 12mm eyepiece.
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#207 NorthernlatAK

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 12:39 PM

Ok, this was the 1st sketch I've done since 1987 when I was 13...hope this counts. From April this year.

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#208 Corcaroli78

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 02:38 AM

After many years observing, i have started a log book including some sketching, so here is my first entry: a description of the Lunar eclipse on July 16th 2019 as seen from Denmark.

 

I did a sketch of the Moon through the binoculars and the telescope and a quick view to Saturn which was in the vicinity. The notes are in spanish, but basically I describe the view, appearance and color of the Earth shadow. I will write my notes in english in the future.

 

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Carlos

 

 


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#209 GeraldBelton

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 11:11 AM

Important note: I did not sketch this while at the telescope. I sketched it today from memory after last night's observations.

 

Telescope: Meade DS-80 with 12.5mm ep (80mm objective, 900mm focal length)

Location: 25 miles North of Raleigh, NC

Medium: AutoDesk SketchPad on Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Subject: Jupiter with Callisto, Europa, and Io

Date and Time: 7/24/2019 21:30 CDT

 

My first astronomical sketch. It's kind of primitive, but it's an accurate representation of what I saw. I should note it was also my first night observing with my new (to me) telescope, which is why I wasn't trying to sketch at the scope.Seeing wasn't great, Jupiter appeared as a tan-colored disk. Occasionally the image would clear up showing two grey bands but no more detail than that. 

 

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#210 jayrome

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 12:15 PM

What I'd give to still have the many sketches I made as a kid 30 years ago when I had my first telescope, a rugged, half-decent 70mm refractor. This spring I rebooted my astronomy hobby (with a new scope) and last night I finally got around to sketching. 

 

Lagoon Nebula M8:

 

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Dumbbell Nebula M27:

 

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Jupiter:

 

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Saturn:

 

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Anyway, just posting these as they are the first astronomy sketches I have done in 30some years. 

 

clear skies!


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#211 NorthernlatAK

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 03:47 PM

What I'd give to still have the many sketches I made as a kid 30 years ago when I had my first telescope, a rugged, half-decent 70mm refractor. This spring I rebooted my astronomy hobby (with a new scope) and last night I finally got around to sketching.

Lagoon Nebula M8:

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Dumbbell Nebula M27:

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Jupiter:

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Saturn:

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Anyway, just posting these as they are the first astronomy sketches I have done in 30some years.

clear skies!

Awesome job! I was in a similar situation of getting back into the hobby last year and made sketches in 1987. I made my 1st sketch since then this spring.
What scope are you using and how are your skies?
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#212 jayrome

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 06:53 PM

What scope are you using and how are your skies?

10 inch dobsonian that bring with me out of town to darker skies every chance I get. 

Skies are clear and sometimes seeing is very good, the dew is killer though. 



#213 Andrev

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 09:00 PM

Hi.

 

Here is my very first attemp sketching the moon. I've been coached by the excellent artist, my friend Aquarellia. I have lot to learn but it's fun. It's lot more tough than I imagined. Sketching the sun is lot easier. For sure I'll practice and master my tools in the next ones.

 

Andre.

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#214 Andrev

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 09:04 PM

Another one.
 
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#215 Aquarellia

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:17 PM

Nice AndrĂ©, a long way from the sun to the moon, a long way from https://www.cloudyni...here/?p=5184352 to this last one.

Bravo

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:43 PM

Thanks my friend. You found this old sun's sketch, you are good.

 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 08:10 PM

My first sketch! From a recent vacation to Hawaii through my humble 90mm Mak-Cass. The Swan Nebula is my new favorite DSO. 

 

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Posted Yesterday, 09:55 PM

Hi all,

 

Last year I purchased my first telescope: An Orion XT6 on a Dobsonian base. This newtonian reflector has brought me much joy over the past twelve months, and most recently I've been drawn to the sketching side of the hobby we call 'amateur astronomy' - pun intended!

 

My first sketch was of Albireo and its companion.

 

Not only do I find sketching the night sky a relaxing pursuit, but it has also improved my ability to see more through the eyepiece. So, many thanks to all those who contribute to this forum. It is a wonderful resource that has inspired me to take up my pencil and sketch the stars.

 

Clear skies,

Darren.

 

 

p.s. And my spelling of 'Plossl' is the more unconventional version containing two 'Os' lol.gif

 

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