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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:12 AM

This year we had the chance from Europe to see the Quadrantids peak advanced by three hours on the forecast, just in time before dawn.
At 5am this Saturday, I had a long way getting away from the intrusive lights of my tiny village.

In my opinion, much better than any new year fireworks, shooting stars is a spectacle that is much more natural, free, quiet and non-polluting.

In an hour, I saw 18 Quadrantids including 8 meteors brighter than magnitude 0 (whaw). One of them, looking like a comet on my watercolor, shows clearly the position of the radian, so it was flying towards me.

 

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During this session, I also saw a "Leonis Minoride", about fifty artificial satellites ... (not sketched here hé!) and 231 streetlights on!  On the right bottom of my watercolor you can see the planet Mars coming for a show this summer.

 

Clear skies to you all

 

Michel


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Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:21 AM

tres jolie Esquisse

verry nice 


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Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:22 AM

Wonderful painting, Michel.

Great signature, too. 


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Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:51 AM

Michel,

 

Very impressive work as is usual for you. You got one really bright one there.

I love seeing your work.

 

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 12:45 PM

Excellent work Michel!
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Posted 05 January 2020 - 12:50 PM

Beautiful presentation Michel. The background tower makes a wonderful backdrop for the event. Agree that the impact of a meteor shower is quieter on the soul than fireworks.

 

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 11:20 AM

Michel,

 

Very nice sketch of Quadrantids 2020 peak smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:50 AM

hi all,

 

Michel:

again a very nice sketch !

 

 

CS

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:09 AM

What a fantastic illustration of this wonderful event Michel. It must have been a great experience see the radiant move towards you, and well worth getting out early.

 

Clear skies, and many thanks for sharing your image with us,

Darren.


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 02:21 PM

waytogo.gif Perfectly!


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#11 Aquarellia

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 07:31 AM

Thank you to you all for your so kind words, always much appreciated!

Michel




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