I returned to the area two nights ago with 60mm refractor. It was very beautiful and rich star field. In particular I liked the subtle colors shown by several stars. I decided to try to capture this beauty. I started with low power eyepiece (13x) with about 3 degrees field of view. For the clusters I used 33x as well in order to record fainter stars. I was not able to scan and sketch whole 3 degrees at this power in two nights (about 2,5 hours of sketching time). Larger power was also revealing star colors better. The second night was better and I noticed colors in few more stars that I missed previous night. In total, I recorded more than 300 stars. I then redraw them in computer, and I added star colors and some lighter background that I noticed in the clusters at low powers:
Edited by Sasa, 05 September 2019 - 07:03 PM.