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Monthly Sketching Contest Winner Gallery (Starting December 2017)

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#1 JayinUT

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:10 PM

December, 2017 Winner 

 

The winner for December, 2017 as voted by his peers is the entry by: 

 

Entry by: Raul Leon

Date of sketch: 10/20/2017

Object: Messier 33

Location: Chiefland Florida

Equipment: 14.5 Starstructure Dobsonian Eyepiece: 21mm Ethos

Magnification: 75x

Sketching Medium: White charcoal pencil and black Strathmore artist tiles

Object type:DSO

Conditions: 8/10 transparency

 

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#2 Susan H

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:04 AM

January 2018 winner is....

 

Entry by: acr_astro

Date of Sketch: Jan 27th, 2018
Object (give designation, name etc.): Sinus Iridum, Moon
Location:Home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
Equipment: Martini Classic 10" f/5 truss tube Dobsonian, Explore Scientific 6.7mm/82°
Magnification: 185x
Sketching Medium:. Koh-i-Noor charcoal and chalk pens on black Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper, size 24x32cm
Object Type (DSO, Solar, Lunar, Planetary, etc): Lunar
Conditions: poor, cirrostratus, 5°C

 

Clear skies. 

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#3 Susan H

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:06 AM

The February winner is.

 

Entry by Randolph Baron

Date of sketch:  Feb. 23 2018
Object:  Rimae Triesnecker area
Location:  Sarasota, Florida, US
Equipment:  Ioptron Maksutov-Cassegrain 150 with a Zhumell 6mm eyepiece
Magnification:  300X
Sketching medium:  White and black Conte pencils, white Faber-Castell pencil on black sketch paper
Object type:  Lunar
Conditions:  Good seeing and good transparency

Congratulations! 

 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:01 AM

The March 2018 sketching contest winner voted on by their peers is...

 

1. Entry by: Cindy L. Krach
Date of Sketch: 3/28/18
Object (give designation, name etc.): Aristarchus, Herodotus, Schrotteri Valley, "Cobra Head" feature
Location: 4,000 el Maui, Hawaii
Equipment: 12.5" reflector, Binoviewer
Magnification: 77x (observed, not FOV of sketch)
Sketching Medium:. Black Artagain paper, white and black charcoal
Object Type (DSO, Solar, Lunar, Planetary, etc): Lunar
Conditions: excellent Antoniadi 2/5

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:33 PM

The winner of the April Sketching Contest is.... Congratulations. 

 

Entry by:Michel Deconinck AKA Aquarellia
Entry by:Michel Deconinck
Date of Sketch:23 april 2:30 to 3:30 utc
Object (give designation, name etc.): Lyrids
Location:Sainte Croix du Verdon France
Equipment:naked eye and white paper
Magnification:1
Sketching Medium:.watercolor
Object Type (DSO, Solar, Lunar, Planetary, etc):meteor shower

 

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:22 PM

The winner of the May 2018 sketching contest is....drum roll please! A tie. No tie breakers here, they are both winners this month. Congratulations, nice work. Clear skies. 

 


Entry by: Stanislas-Jean Maksymowicz
Date of Sketch: May 8th 2018 on 8H25UTC
Object : Venus atmosphere,in deep red, yellow, yellow-green color channels.
Location: Ecquevilly- France
Equipment: Maksutow-Cassegrain 130mm F15 by Bosma Ltd
Magnification: 130x
Sketching Medium:.White mat 80grs paper and 2H/ HB pencils.
Object Type: Planetary.

Conditions: Daylight transparent sky, 15°C on morning, good images 7/10 at the best, 24° planet elevation.

 

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Entry by: acr73
Date of Sketch: May 26th, 2018
Object (give designation, name etc.): lunar crater Mersenius
Location: Dusseldorf region, Germany
Equipment: Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT, ES 6.7mm/82°
Magnification: 224x
Sketching Medium:.chalk and charcoal pens on black sketching paper, size
Object Type (DSO, Solar, Lunar, Planetary, etc):

Conditions: 25°C, thin cirrus

 

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:33 PM

The June 2018 sketching contest winner is: 

 

TieDyeAstronomer aka Lauren Herrington. Congratulations, Lauren great work. Clear skies. 

 

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Time: ~2.5 hours, 12:30am to 3am (05:30-08:00 UTC)
Date: June 16th, 2018
Object: NGC 6633
Location: Jasper, AR
Light pollution: Bortle 3 to 4
Seeing: Alright
Transparency: Very Good
Instrument: Oberwerk 15x70 Ultra binoculars, mounted on a parallelogram mount
Sketch materials: Regular pencil on sketchbook paper, scanned and inverted in Photoshop.


 

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 05:05 AM

And the winner for the October 2018 sketching contest is, Achim with the detailed sketch of the moon. Nice work. All of the sketches submitted were outstanding.  Thank you to all participated and those who voted.  Clear skies. 

 

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Telescope: Celestron 5" MAK
Mount: Berlebach Castor II on Berlebach Report 222 Tripod
Eyepiece: Maxvision 24mm/68°
Date & Time: October 13th, 1900-2000 CEST
Location: Home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
Technique: Chalk- and charcoal pens on black sketching paper
Size: lunar diameter ~9 inch

Clear skies!

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:35 AM

I have not forgotten about the November sketching contest. We had one entry, so that one wins by default. I will a thread up later today for December entries. If you prefer we will forgo December because everyone is so busy and resume in January. Thoughts and advice on this are appreciated. Clear skies. 


 

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:20 PM

And the winner for November is Warmvet. Congratulations, Cindy.

 

Cindy L. Krach
11/30/18 0900 UT
Comet 46P/Wirtanen in Cetus
Maui, Hawaii
12.5" reflector
56x
white paper, charcoal pencils, inverted in Photoscape
Comet
Very good conditions

 

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:43 PM

No one submitted a sketch for December 2018. However, all of you are winners in my book. Clear skies. 


 

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:08 PM

And our January 2019 winner is...

 

erick86

 

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Entry by Eric Klaszus
Date: January 13, 2019
Time 2:00 am
Seeing: Average
Transparency: Average
Object: M3
Location: Wilson Coulee Observatory
Telescope: 13.1" (RASC)
Eye piece 8mm 150x

 

Congratulations, Eric. Nice work. 

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:05 PM

And the February 2019 is....Asbytec! 

 

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Observed NGC 2440
Date/time: February 1 at 1400UT
Location: Pampanga Philippines, latitude 15 Degrees north
Seeing: 4/5
Transparency: 4/5
Scope: 8" f/6 Dob
Magnification: 180x
Filter: Orion Ultrablock

Image composed using GIMP.

 

Congratulations, Asbytec. 

 

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Susan


 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:59 AM

And our April 2019 winner is, Arc Astro. 

 

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Telescope: Lunt LS 50 THa B600 PT
Eyepiece: Celestron X-cel 10mm
Date & Time: April 10th, 2019 / 1630-1700 CEST
Location: home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
Technique: reddish pastels and pastel pens, charcoal pen on white Hahnemühle Ingres mould-made pastel paper
Size: 24x31cm

Achim

 

Congratulations, Achim, great sketch. 


 

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:47 PM

Our winner for May 2019 sketching contest is, hokkaido53. Congratulations Roy, great sketch. Clear skies. 

 

 

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 11:06 PM

Our Winner for the June 2019 Sketching Contest is Luca Brasi. Congratulations Luca Great Sketching.

Both sketches this month were excellent.

 

 

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Sketcher: Luca Brasi
Object: The “Leo Cluster” Abell 1367
Location: Grand County Colorado
Equipment: 14” Skywatcher Telescope with 9mm eyepiece at194x 100ᵒ FOV and a 5.5mm eyepiece
Time: 10:00 pm local time

 

 


 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:04 PM

Our Winner for the July 2019 Sketching Contest is Captain Quasar. Congratulations Great Sketching.
Both sketches this month were superb and the contest was close.

 

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Entry by: Captain Quasar
Date of Sketch: July 8, 2019, 1:30UT
Object: Apollo 11 Landing Region
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Equipment: Telescope 203mm f/5.9 Dobsonian
Magnification used: 171x
Sketching materials: graphite? white paper

 

 


 

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 11:06 PM

Our Winner for the August 2019 Sketching Contest is Mark 54. Congratulations Mark, Great Sketching.
Again this month both sketches were very nicely done and the contest was very close.

 

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Entry by: Mark54
Date of Sketch: July 30, 2019
Object: Messier 51
Location: Penfield, Illinois
Equipment: ES 127mm FDC100 refractor with
                     Doctor 12.5mm eyepiece
Sketching materials: #2 pencil on white vellum paper
                                    Inverted with Photoshop
Conditions: Seeing Pickering 6/ Bortle 4, 650ft. elevation

 

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 11:09 PM

September 2019 has but one entered sketch in the month’s Sketching Contest and it is a very fine one.

No Vote This Month with One Entry
As a result we have a winner by default. Congratulations to Charon0224
Hopefully we will have more interest and more submissions in the October 2019 Sketching Contest.

 

Sketch by: Chiron0224
Date: September 28 2019
Object: Cygnus loop components
Location: Osceola State Forest just outside of Sanderson Florida
Equipment: 10" Newtonian F5 reflector, 26mm eyepiece, OIII filter
Magnification: 45x
Sketching medium: Pencils on white paper and blending stumps.  Inverted on computer and color added to represent the effect of the OIII filter.  Otherwise, minimal processing
Conditions: Humid.  Seeing 8/10; Transparency 8.5/10 due to humidity.

 

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