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#1 frank5817

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 11:15 PM

Inverted pink Prang pencil sketch of the Orion Nebula. Made over 3 nights 02/22/2020, 02/24/2020, 02/25/2020. First night sketched the stars on white sketching paper using HB and 4B graphite pencils. Other 2 nights sketched the nebulae beginning in the region of the trapezium. Most of the third night spent correcting obvious errors at the eyepiece. White Pearl eraser proved very helpful along with blending stumps.
At the eyepiece I sketched the stars without a filter. I used a OIII filter while sketching the nebula and needed to use a dim green light to see the pink sketch on white paper. Scope used was 16" f/4.41 Dobsonian reflector on an equatorial platform with a 21 mm widefield eyepiece for a magnification of 85x

 

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 11:21 PM

absolutely the best sketch I have seen so far of m42.
you have a lot of talent .


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Posted 26 February 2020 - 11:23 PM

I was just viewing M42 through my friends 16" and it looked every bit like your sketch.  Well done.



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Posted 26 February 2020 - 11:46 PM

The bright mottled area around the trap is done very well and caught my eye. Well done!! A very daunting target to sketch.
Images of this target usually don't show the trap (too bright) and the immediate surroundings (mottled area) so sketches provide a far more realistic view. Awesome!

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 02:08 AM

I agree, this is a wonderful sketch of M42. If I may suggest, sketching the Trapezium area at high power will transform this object for you - there's as much detail here as in the rest of the nebula!



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Posted 27 February 2020 - 03:42 AM

Hi Frank,

Excellent impression of relief, great work!

Thank you for sharing,

Francis



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Posted 27 February 2020 - 04:17 AM

Fantastic work Frank. Glad you took the time to have a go at this daunting object smile.png

 

Regards, Martijn



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Posted 27 February 2020 - 06:03 AM

Love this Frank........bow.gif

 

To think I started my 'definitive' detailed sketch of the Huyghens Region back in the 1990s and on, occasional, following

years I modified/added to it.  After a long gap it was hoped to be finalized this winter but soon losing Orion now (weather!)

......and I pride myself to getting most sketching efforts completed in <1-hour.............blush.gif blush.gif blush.gif

 

Dave.


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Posted 27 February 2020 - 06:53 AM

Your hard work paid off Frank, excellent sketch!

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 10:38 AM

Frank,

 

Very nice M-42 - M-43 Sketch smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 02:12 PM

Sunnyday, Peter, NorthernlatAK, Howard, Francis, Martijn, David, Raul and Tom

 

Thank you all for your comments on my sketch. I made a sketch of this target 10 years ago and I was not satisfied with how it looked. I think this one is a little better but I still see problems with it. It is a challenging target and as Howard has mentioned the trapezium is a whole separate thing that requires higher magnification. I planned to do a Hydrogen beta filter sketch but maybe a different year

 

Frank :)

 

PS Thanks for the likes: Ionn, Jim, jmiller1001, Michael, ArthurNY, Mel and Jef

 

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:29 AM

"Whoa!" First words out of my mouth when the page loaded. lol.gif

 

Not an easy target to sketch. I bet it took 3 days... lol.gif

 

Very nice, Frank. 

 

If I may, here's mine in a 6". It only took an hour, and I generally only focused on the Trap area at higher power. No filter. I didn't really see color (green in the brighter region) until I got my 8" under darker skies. 

 

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:28 AM

Norme,

 

Thanks and your post here is very nice. It really shows that if you increase the magnification you begin to pick up some nice detail in this central region of the trapezium.

 

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Thanks for the like steve t


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#14 Ivan Maly

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:39 AM

It's an inventive approach to getting color!



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Posted 29 February 2020 - 03:07 AM

Excellent work. Congratulations
Greetings.

Pedro.



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Posted 29 February 2020 - 03:33 AM

Great depth and detail in this, Frank! Lovely work! bow.gif waytogo.gif



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Posted 29 February 2020 - 03:20 PM

Ivan, Pedro, Ian: 

 

Thanks for the comments all.

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Ivan - I'm not going to take any credit for this idea. I think I saw others do this in the art world decades ago.

 

Frank :)

 

Thanks for the likes: John, Kim, and WolfFang




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