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The Rosette Nebula (ngc 2237, ngc 2238, ngc2239, ngc 2246 and ngc 2244)

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#1 Raul Leon

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 10:00 PM

The Rosette Nebula is a large circular emission nebula in the constellation Monceros. It surrounds open star cluster ngc 2244. Using a Lumicon OIII filter and low power eyepiece, in my case 31mm Nagler at 51x magnification,  the nebula comes into view nicely.  Bright and dark areas of nebulosity surrounds ngc 2244. I used my 14.5 Starstructure Dob f/4.3

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 10:51 PM

Raul,

 

Very nice sketch of the Rosette nebula. and open cluster N 2244. It certainly is large.

 

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 12:22 AM

Could you explain what you used to draw this? I'd like to learn. Thanks!



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 02:53 AM

Raul, very good job.
Have you tried not to put the white circle ?.

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#5 Raul Leon

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 05:48 AM

To StarryHill , I use A red headlamp, white charcoal pencils, a paper artist blending stump, a pliable Artist eraser and Strathmore black artist paper tiles

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 01:11 PM

Raul,

 

Nice sketch of The Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237, NGC 2238, NGC 2239, NGC 2246 and NGC 2244) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 05:41 PM

Wow, that's a very realistic impression.

I used to observe it with an NPB filter, but what I see in my 12" is much "softer". maybe O3 is better to extract these fine details you have in your sketch.


Edited by Michael11, 06 December 2019 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:06 PM

Pedro, 

           I realize that the white outline is a distraction at times, but it is what I use to show my field of view. I'm experimenting with using a softer white outline. I have sketched objects that are bigger than my field of view, (M42, M31) and have not put the white outline. I am going to revisit this object and try to sketch the whole expanse without the outline. 



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Posted 07 December 2019 - 04:13 PM

Very nice sketch. I always see images done on white paper and inverted and was always curious why no one uses black paper and white pencils of some sort. Nice to see this method being used for deep sky objects instead of just moon sketches. Also quite surprised you can see the rosette Nebula through the eyepiece, I've never been able to see it, but I live in Bortle scale 6 area, so there are quite a few DSOs that are quite elusive in my sky conditions. Keep up the great work, look forward to seeing more of your stuff.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 07:47 AM

Very nice sketch. I always see images done on white paper and inverted and was always curious why no one uses black paper and white pencils of some sort. Nice to see this method being used for deep sky objects instead of just moon sketches. Also quite surprised you can see the rosette Nebula through the eyepiece, I've never been able to see it, but I live in Bortle scale 6 area, so there are quite a few DSOs that are quite elusive in my sky conditions. Keep up the great work, look forward to seeing more of your stuff.

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It's much easier to sketch and to control the object's brightness with regular black graphite pencils...


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#11 ilan_shapira

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:21 PM

A complex object but a very rewarding one.

I have so much to learn before even daring this one.

 

Very nice sketch Raul!




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