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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 10:28 AM

This is always nice to see this type of meteor.

It's a rich year for me, I sketch one big shooting star and two fireballs in 2018.

In the Sept 5th morning, while looking to Orion to find some variables to be estimated I got this nice surprise.  A quick magnitude -8 anthelion fireball.

Here too as discussed somewere else the sketch is very helpfull, more than a photo.  You just have to have a paper and a pencil.  It's just so easy to trace the meteor on the star field and record the exact time.

 

For information here's the original sketch made on the field (from my observatory)

orig-sketch_l.jpg

 

And here the watercolor, this one was ofcourse done while in my workshop on 300gr watercolor paper based on the sketch I did just after the event.

Bolide20180905b_l.jpg

 

Ofcourse I did a report to yhe IMO / AMS about this, maybe I will not be a lonely observer wink.gif

Hope you will have soon the opportunity to see this nice event too.

Clear sky to you all

Michel


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 11:05 AM

Michel,

 

Nice sketch of An anthelion fireball smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 11:46 AM

Excellent job on both your sketching and your painting, as always. You are a true artist! waytogo.gif

 

I feel as though I was sitting in your observatory next to you, watching the event unfold in real time with my own two eyes.

 

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us! It is truly appreciated.



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Posted 05 September 2018 - 11:17 PM

Mchel,

 

A superb morning capture. Great looking fireball. Lovely watercolor with Orion rising for the telescope to view.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 07 September 2018 - 10:55 PM

Michel, beautiful sketch and I thank you as I have learned a new word “anthelion” as it relates to meteors. How spectacular to see this in the sky and not be expecting it!

 

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 06:44 AM

Thank you Cindy, Frank and Martin, and the 16 who like my observation and illustration, this is much appreciated believe me!

We are only 3 of us observing this meteor, not bad but not enough to make a triangulation, however an event is as always setup in IMO, here's the link:

http://fireballs.imo...event/2018/3464

 

So never forget to post all big shooting star via the IMO forms!

 

Michel



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Posted 15 September 2018 - 03:54 PM

You are so talented!  I love this one!

Regards,

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 03:41 AM

Thank you Randolph, as always, this reply is appreciated.

Michel



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Posted 30 September 2018 - 05:14 PM

Terrific artwork! I love the watercolor, very cool!



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Posted 03 October 2018 - 01:44 AM

Stunning work Michel, even down to your signature.smile.gif  waytogo.gif

 

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 12:27 AM

Terrific artwork! I love the watercolor, very cool!

Thank you agmoonsolns and your takahashi wink.gif

 

Stunning work Michel, even down to your signature.smile.gif  waytogo.gif

 

Regards,

Thank you Edrow, and for my fish bone like signature too



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:29 AM

This is always nice to see this type of meteor.

It's a rich year for me, I sketch one big shooting star and two fireballs in 2018.

In the Sept 5th morning, while looking to Orion to find some variables to be estimated I got this nice surprise.  A quick magnitude -8 anthelion fireball.

Here too as discussed somewere else the sketch is very helpfull, more than a photo.  You just have to have a paper and a pencil.  It's just so easy to trace the meteor on the star field and record the exact time.

 

For information here's the original sketch made on the field (from my observatory)

attachicon.gif orig-sketch_l.jpg

 

And here the watercolor, this one was ofcourse done while in my workshop on 300gr watercolor paper based on the sketch I did just after the event.

attachicon.gif Bolide20180905b_l.jpg

 

Ofcourse I did a report to yhe IMO / AMS about this, maybe I will not be a lonely observer wink.gif

Hope you will have soon the opportunity to see this nice event too.

Clear sky to you all

Michel

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:26 AM

Aways nice to see your work Michel. Well done, thank you for sharing. Clear skies. 



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 01:16 PM

thank  you Daniel

Aways nice to see your work Michel. Well done, thank you for sharing. Clear skies. 

Thank you Susan, and for me too it's always nice to read your comments.

Michel




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