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#1 FRANC LILL

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 01:07 PM

Hello dear sketchers,

 

November and Decembre are definatly turning in a long rainy season here... I could take advantage of the only favorable night so far to observe the mythic M1 nebula. As a bonus of the blurred spot with a small gulf usually visible in my eyepiece, the filaments were detected by the camera.

 

December 2 EAA observation with SiOnyx Aurora nightvision cam, behind a 25mm Celestron eyepiece, afocal mount on a 16" Dobsonian, medium seeing and transparency conditions. Drawn on black Canson paper with white and shades of grey dry pastels.

 

 

20191202 - M1ev.jpg

 

 

 

 

I continue with Hubble's Variable Nebula NGC2261 in Monoceros.

 

It looks like a comet but it is actually a play of shadow and light projected onto nebulosities by the star R-Monocerotis through clouds of dust orbiting around the star.

 

December 2 EAA observation with SiOnyx Aurora nightvision cam, behind a 25mm Celestron eyepiece, afocal mount on a 16" Dobsonian, medium seeing and transparency conditions. Drawn on black canvas with white and grey watercolor pastels.

 

 

191202-Hubble's Variable.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

friendly,
Francis.


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#2 Astroman007

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 01:12 PM

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#3 FRANC LILL

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 01:23 PM

Don't see anything...says "attachment" but there's nothing that can be clicked on, any more than an ordinary printed sentence.

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#4 Astroman007

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 02:58 PM

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#5 frank5817

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 09:02 PM

Francis,

 

Two very fine sketches of deep sky targets.

 

The Crab Nebula looks better than I see it from a dark site and the Hubble Variable Nebula truly varies from year to year.

Always worth a look.

 

Fine sketches.

 

Frank :)


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#6 astronz59

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 04:53 AM

Francis, great sketches of Hubble's Variable and my arch nemesis, The Crab! I'm still hunting a good view of the latter.....waytogo.gif


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Posted 16 December 2019 - 08:55 AM

Two good jobs. Especially NGC 2261, very successful in the large size and very attractive final appearance.
A greeting. Pedro


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Posted 16 December 2019 - 11:09 AM

Francis,

 

Very fine sketches of M-1 and NGC 2261 smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom


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Posted 16 December 2019 - 01:00 PM

Nice work! I always like to call M1 the "Grab", because in my eyes it appears as a hand that is reaching out smile.png. NGC 2261 is very much as how I perceive it in the eyepiece, so you present both sketches very realistically. I would like them even better if there was just a tiny bit more variety in the brightness of the field stars. Keep up the good work!

 

Regards, Martijn


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