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#76 Sasa

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:24 PM

I'm still continuing with sketching Messier objects in small telescopes. Yesterday I focused on M36. I was also able to glimpse NGC1931 in 60mm refractor. First at higher power of 56x, and then when knowing where to look, it was also recognizable at 23x. I could not detect any color for members of M36. I saw only few red/orange nearby stars and one blue.

 

Based on a raw sketch, I made this final sketch purely on computer using again a stippling technique code that I developed recently.

 

 

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Edited by Sasa, 17 January 2020 - 05:25 PM.

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 07:44 PM

Alexander,

 

Nice looking sketch of M36. It is well placed at this time of year for sketching.

 

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 04:28 PM

 Alexander,

 

Good looking sketch of M-36 smile.gif .

 

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 06:23 PM

Tonight, I was trying to sketch two Messier clusters near horizon. The first sketch (completely redrawn on computer using my stippling software) is M79. At 113x, the cluster started to mottle and I suspected few stars in the halo:

 

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 08:10 PM

Alexander,

 

This sketch of globular M-79 from your northern location is very impressive.

Very nice.

 

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 09:14 PM

Those sketches are fantastic. All of them. A lot can be seen with small aperture.

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 10:34 PM

wow empresive work 



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Posted 16 February 2020 - 07:00 AM

Thanks for all the replies. Here is the second target of night, open cluster M93. The nicest feature was probably two brighter reddish stars preceding the cluster. Their color was quite nicely visible on first sight at power of 23x

 

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 05:09 AM

Super Sketches Alexander. Your posts do a great job of highlighting what can be achieved with a small scope... Many Thanks!

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 05:45 PM

I'm still continuing with sketching Messier objects in small telescopes. Yesterday I focused on M36. I was also able to glimpse NGC1931 in 60mm refractor. First at higher power of 56x, and then when knowing where to look, it was also recognizable at 23x. I could not detect any color for members of M36. I saw only few red/orange nearby stars and one blue.

 

Based on a raw sketch, I made this final sketch purely on computer using again a stippling technique code that I developed recently.

Great sketch!

Alexander, all those faint dots, covering you sketch, are they the stars visible?

 

Sergey 


Edited by semej, 22 February 2020 - 01:52 AM.



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