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#1 astronz59

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:05 PM

The forecast last night was for partly cloudy skies, so I took the gamble, set up, all polar and multi-star aligned - now for my target, clouded over, of course! Not to be deterred and because it was a humid night and sitting outside was pleasantly cooler, I decided to wait. Sketching DSOs usually demands more than the odd suckerhole, so it was quite a long wait....At 11:30pm, the skies magically cleared, so here is my sketch of ngc2301 "Hagrid's Dragon" cluster. A favorite of my daughter, when she was 10, who was reading the Harry Potter series and still, quite stunning:

 

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Only the main stars are drawn here, with a skiff of nebulosity seen.


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#2 Old Man

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:10 PM

 Very nice. I wish I could sketch/draw.



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Posted 26 January 2020 - 10:28 PM

Ian,

 

An impressive sketch of this cluster in Monocerous. You are a patience observer and sketcher.

 

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 02:59 PM

Ian,

 

Nice sketch of NGC 2301 smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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