I only get so many clear nights, I like to get as many sketches done in a night and work on them over time while it's cloudy (seems 2020 is the year of clouds), so this is my second out of three sketches from the night of December 28, 2019. This is the second open cluster sketch I have done in my newest venture into astronomy sketching. It's funny when doing these sketches you start noticing more and more stars the longer you sketch. Upon first inspection I figured this would be a simple cluster as I didn't see a lot of stars. Once I got about 10 minutes into sketching I started to think to myself that there were more stars in this than I signed up for
I'm trying to get some practice in my star placement so I figured open clusters would be perfect for this. I'm a bit afraid of tackling globular clusters, but I hope as I get a few more sketches under my belt I'll have no problem with them.
Also as I've included in my previous posts I did a timelapse of the sketch and posted it on my youtube channel to keep track of my progress as I continue doing sketches, so here's a link to that if you're interested: https://youtu.be/kqUBLCjda_o