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NGC 7009, the Saturn Nebula

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#1 FRANC LILL

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 06:39 AM

Hi every one,

 

Today I have the pleasure to present you the Saturn Nebula in Aquarius. 

 

EAA observation of September 27, 2019, with SiOnyx Aurora in afocal setup behind a 9mm Nagler eyepiece, on a 16" dobsonian scope, good conditions of seeing and transparency.

 

 

Drawing on black canvas with "Albrecht Dürer" Faber Castel wax pastels. Light Gaussian blur with photoshop.

 

Clear skies,
Francis

 

 

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Edited by FRANC LILL, 12 October 2019 - 06:59 AM.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 07:27 AM

Wow! Very nicely done, sir! waytogo.gif

 

Thank you for sharing!


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 12:09 PM

Francis,

 

This is a beautiful sketch of the Saturn nebula.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 12:54 PM

Wow, great detail and excellent sketch. I've never seen this Nebula so clear!

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 12:12 PM

Wow, it must have been a real treat to see it like this at the eyepiece!


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#6 FRANC LILL

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 02:08 AM

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much Astroman, Frank, Mike and REC for your nice posts,
and mdowns, Raul Leon, erick, j.gardavsky, and Jef for your likes.

 

 

Wow, it must have been a real treat to see it like this at the eyepiece!

 

Yes, some people are able to see it likes this in the eyepiece, but that's not my case. Here I have combined 2 EAA observations   of 1.5 sec each, one with lower gain to capture the inner details and one with higher gain for the halo and the "handles".

 

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Francis



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Posted 14 October 2019 - 10:46 AM

Francis,

 

Very good sketch of NGC 7009, (The Saturn Nebula) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 08:02 AM

Wow, I just came in from viewing NGC 7009, too. I got close, but not that close doing visual. Nice work. 

 

Did you use a filter of any sort? The reason I ask is because, thought I did not actually see the central star, I did catch a couple of tiny points sparkling within the nebula. They seem to be related to some of the detail you are showing, but they do not stand out as they do in my visual sketch. I also had good seeing conditions, transparency I didn't evaluate but it seemed nice. 



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 03:43 PM

What a beautiful sketch!

Thank you for sharing it with us.

Regards,

Randolph



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 03:53 PM

Wow! Both you and Norme have made outstanding sketches of this amazing object! Thanks for sharing! waytogo.gif



#11 FRANC LILL

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 02:23 AM

Thank you very much Randolph and astronz!

 

 

Wow, I just came in from viewing NGC 7009, too. I got close, but not that close doing visual. Nice work. 

 

Did you use a filter of any sort? The reason I ask is because, thought I did not actually see the central star, I did catch a couple of tiny points sparkling within the nebula. They seem to be related to some of the detail you are showing, but they do not stand out as they do in my visual sketch. I also had good seeing conditions, transparency I didn't evaluate but it seemed nice. 

Thank you, Norme. No, I did'nt use any filter, maybe I should, will try next time. Yes, your glimpsy bright spots are probably related to a lot of details to be discovered inside.

 

 

Clear sky,

Francis


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:22 PM

very nice work


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 09:38 PM

Very nice and detailed sketch, it remined me of a view I had in my 18" Dob. a few years ago on a night of good seeing at 750x.

Thank you for the memory.


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