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January 2020 Monthly Sketching Contest Submissions Go Here

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#1 frank5817


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 12:12 AM

As you can see from previous submissions over the months and years in the Sketching Contests and also in our Sketching Threads at Cloudy Nights, we have many excellent sketchers here.


When submitting your sketch for this month’s sketching contest please include: Your Name, Date, Object sketched, Your  location, Equipment used, magnification used (if known), Sketching medium, Conditions (seeing, transparency). Please put this information above or below the sketch but not directly on the sketch.


If you need further information see: "Thread of interest in Sketching, including our contest" pinned at the top of this page:  also at the same location find ‘Sketching guidelines 101’

Good Luck, this is just for fun and our first contest of  2020.




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#2 acr_astro


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Posted 07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM

Dear all,


I start the next decade of sketching contest with the lunar walled plain J. Herschel and its surroundings:




Telescope: Celestron NexStar 127 SLT

Eyepiece: Explore Scientific 14mm/82° (due to the poor seeing, I couldn't go for the 6.7mm/82°)

Date & Time: January 6th, 2020 / 1845-1945 CET

Location: Backyard, Dusseldorf Region, Germany

Technique: Koh-i-Noor chalk, extra charcoal and whitecoal pens and pieces on Seawhite of Brighton black sketching paper

Size: appr. 20x30cm


Clear skies!



Edited by acr_astro, 07 January 2020 - 02:36 PM.




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Posted 10 January 2020 - 11:42 AM

Hi everyone!


Let's try again a lunar landscape vs a DSO!

Here is my contribution for january.


Best regards,




20191202 - M1.jpg


Sketch by: Franc LILL
Date: Decempber 2nd, 2019
Object: Messier 1, Crab Nebula
Location: Gnocq, 60km south of Bordeaux, France
Equipment: EAA observation with SiOnyx Aurora nightvision camera, behind a 25mm Celestron eyepiece, afocal mount on a 16" Dobsonian
Magnification: approx. x 110
Sketching Medium: Black Canson paper, dry pastel chalk, and wax pastel pens, ear tips
Object Type: Bright Nebula, supernova remanent
Conditions: Medium seeing and transparency conditions





#4 WolfFang


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Posted 23 January 2020 - 02:46 PM

Hi Everyone!
Just starting out but here's my first submission!
M81 and M82


Date: 1/22/20

Time: 8:00pm

Instrument: AD10

Aperture: 254mm

Focal Length: 1250mm

Eyepiece: 30mm

Seeing: III

Conditions: Cold, hazy


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