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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:16 AM

The problem when you have a long period of nice weather at night, is that we don't have to go to our prefered forum because of its name...

 

Anyway between the sun nice spot of today and the nova in CMa tonight I just have time to show you my Lyrids observation of yesterday morning.

After the estimation of the double black hole and Ag Dra which maybe show some erupting first signals,  I went to a special area, mainly because I want to test the site prior to the next Lunar eclipse.  So I was going to a nice vista up the village of Sainte-Croix based on the same name lake.  

 

In the morning of April 23th, between 2:30 and 3:30 UTC I saw 8 rapid meteors, that was quite good for this old meteor shower.

 

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All the traces are directly spoted carefully based on the places of the villages, the stars, the planets and the Milky Way.  After that I did the watercolor on special paper at home.

 

The Lyrids have been observed and reported since 687 BC; no other modern shower has been recorded as far back in time.

 

Clear sky to you all

 

Michel


Edited by Aquarellia, 24 April 2018 - 09:18 AM.

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:11 AM

Again a very fine piece of art. You have always an unique combination of 'observation' and 'surroundings' waytogo.gif  



#3 Aquarellia

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:29 AM

Merci Jef!



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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:55 AM

Beautiful - I love all the constellations.



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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:57 AM

Beautiful, Michel.  Wonderful sky with all those constellations, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars, and complete with meteors!  The village, lake, and Lyrids watchers are a bonus.  

 

I didn't know about the Lyrids being observed for so long--thanks for adding that.  smile.gif 



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Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:13 PM

I didnt know it was so old! As always, your drawing is inspiring, wonderfully done. I coud see it because of the clouds, but now I can imagine it! Thanks!

 

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 03:39 PM

Michel,

 

Very nice sketch of Lyrids Meteor Shower (On April 23, 2018) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:29 AM

Michel,

 

A great location for viewing the Lyrids and the planets to the south. 

As always a stunning capture.

Beautiful simply beautiful.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 09:28 AM

Beautiful Michel, just beautiful...
Regards,
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#10 Aquarellia

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 08:16 AM

Thank you to you all for your so nice comments,

Michel



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 10:51 AM

C'est excellent comme aquarelle, vous etes un artiste dans le vrai sens du terme!


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#12 Aquarellia

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 11:11 AM

C'est excellent comme aquarelle, vous etes un artiste dans le vrai sens du terme!

Merci beaucoup, thank you very much !

You did it with an error free french and probably on a qwerty keyboard !

Michel




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