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#1 AdirondackAstro

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 12:11 PM

I did this sketch on the night of February 22, 2020 which was a very clear night, and not as cold as some other previous nights in February. I was finally able to put my new Highpoint Scientific Plossl 32mm eyepiece to the test that night, but I still needed my F6.3 focal reducer to fit both galaxies in my FOV with my 8" SCT.

 

Also, as usual with my sketches I threw together a video showing a time-lapse of my sketching of this object, feel free to view the video if you wish here: https://youtu.be/6y8ieqzncj4

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#2 eyeoftexas

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 12:18 PM

Nice job.  Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 14 March 2020 - 12:31 PM

Nice sketch.  Good to see you can fit both in one field of view using the reducer.



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Posted 14 March 2020 - 02:49 PM

Mike, 

Always a fine pair to sketch especially when you get them together as you have done here.

Nice post.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:11 PM

fantastic this sketch.



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Posted 15 March 2020 - 08:35 AM

Mike,

 

Very fine sketch of M-81 and M-82 smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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#7 AdirondackAstro

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 11:43 AM

Thanks everyone!

Peter, they just barely fit in view. I was hoping they would and was glad that I was able to get them in the same view.

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 01:23 PM

I did this sketch on the night of February 22, 2020 which was a very clear night, and not as cold as some other previous nights in February. I was finally able to put my new Highpoint Scientific Plossl 32mm eyepiece to the test that night, but I still needed my F6.3 focal reducer to fit both galaxies in my FOV with my 8" SCT.

 

Also, as usual with my sketches I threw together a video showing a time-lapse of my sketching of this object, feel free to view the video if you wish here: https://youtu.be/6y8ieqzncj4

That's great! I don't think I ever really seen the spiral shape of M81 like that in my 8" SCT. I use my 2" Meade 28mm SWA 68* to fit them both in the same FOV. I'll have to give them a try on the next night we get, if it ever clears up. Going on a week now and next week seems to be the same frown.gif I don't what's up with this crappy weather down here in NC? I thought upstate NY was bad when I lived there? Plattsburgh, NY. cold place. I used to call on a camera store up there and would not go up until spring!




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