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Bear Paw, Eskimo and Messier 46

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#1 FRANC LILL

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 12:23 PM

Dear worldwide sketchers!

 

I would share here my february observations with you.

 

 

NGC 2537,  the Bear Paw (Lynx)

It's been 3 years since I tried to decipher this galaxy at the eyepiece to see a little more than just a blurred spot. Without success. Why the bear paw name? I just took advantage of its current position near the zenith in the evening to peel it with help of my NV cam.

 

It is a magellanic galaxy located 22 million light years away, in the shape of a bear paw or a horseshoe with several nodes corresponding to areas of activity, one of which is very bright.
EAA observation of february 23, with SiOnyx Aurora NV camera in afocal mount on a 16" dobsonian behind a 9mm Nagler eyepiece, good conditions of seeing and transparency. Drawing on black Canson paper with dry and wax pastel pencils.

 

ngc2537netEV2.jpg

 

 

 

 

NGC2392 - The Eskimo Nebula (Gemini). 

 

The Eskimo nebula is a classic planetary nebula in the near spring sky. With help of EAA, I was trying to underline a bit more as I usually could see at the eyepiece.

 

EAA observation of february 14, 2020, with SiOnyx Aurora in afocal setup behind a 9mm Nagler eyepiece, on a 16" dobsonian, good conditions of seeing and transparency. The picture was drawn with "Albrecht Dürer" Faber Castel wax pastels on a black canvas, of which the weft remains apparent.

 

200214-NGC2392EskimoNeb1.jpg

 

 

 

 

M46 - Open cluster in Puppis

 

M46 is an open cluster of nearly 600 stars in Puppis. It is beautiful, because one of its stars seems to have bubbled on the edge of the cluster, so much so that we are waiting to see a second bubble! Bad luck, NGC 2438 planetary nebula is in the foreground and is not part of the star cluster. But the nice show remains.

 

EAA observation of february 14th 2020, with SiOnyx Aurora NV cam on afocal mount on a 16" Dobsonian, behind a Celestron 25mm eyepiece, good seeing conditions and average transparency. Drawing on black Canson with dry and wax pastel pencils.

 

200214-M46v2.jpg

 

 

 

 

Clear sky,
Francis


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#2 sunnyday

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 12:25 PM

très jolie monsieur .

very pretty, you have a lot of talent.



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Posted 25 February 2020 - 02:08 PM

Francis,

 

Three beautiful sketches from the winter nights in the northern hemisphere.

So a galaxy, two planetary nebulae and an open cluster.

Very fine.

 

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 07:29 PM

Very nice sketches.  Excellent detail in the eskimo (to me it just looked like a circle in my scope) and I love the planetary nebula and rich star field of M46


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Posted 25 February 2020 - 09:30 PM

Oh my. Excellently drawn.



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Posted 26 February 2020 - 04:53 AM

I agree, visually the Bear Paw is hard to decipher. You've captured more detail, in all the objects above, than I have any hope of seeing. But, I was happy just to see what I could see. Your sketches and the advantage of larger aperture and NV are nicely done.

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#7 FRANC LILL

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 06:02 AM

Thanks to all, James, Frank, Chiron, Ivan, for your good words.

Special thanks to Norme for your compassion about the Bear Paw.

 

Francis


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Posted 27 February 2020 - 10:44 AM

Francis,

 

Very good sketches of Bear Paw, Eskimo and Messier 46 smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 07:47 PM

Enjoying them all, my favorite was your sketch of M46 including the planetary NGC 2438.  Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 09 March 2020 - 11:46 PM

Thanks for sharing your beautiful sketches. 

 

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 10:33 AM

Francis, does your telescope have tracking?



#12 FRANC LILL

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 05:44 PM

Yes, star drop, my dobsonian scope is set on an equatorial platform.
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