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4 at once (part 2): NGC 2683, M95/96 - 26.03.2020

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#1 starfire5


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 07:44 PM

Hello to the forum,


if not now, then when and at that time? Such a weather situation and new moon time are rare and the missing planes and certainly less individual traffic together with the dry-cold continental air contribute to that we can marvel at an unusually transparent sky in germany.


Actually, I have been "ready" from the last 4 nights, but contrary to my fears (hopes?), "Today it won't work anymore", after the sky seemed to run with cirrus in the evening, nothing would go to bed earlier...the routine of the last 4 nights also let me complete 4 sketches(!) tonight. On the one hand the comet, which has wandered a little further today, and on the other hand 2 weak objects, which I usually see here at home from the brightness rarely run in "front of the gun". I chose 2 objects in the lynx constellation, which was quite high in the sky. Finally, after yesterday's Leo triplet, I sketch the M95 / 96 galaxy pair in the culminating lion. Everything sketched with Bino at my 5 inch starfire apo at 46x magnification on black Canson drawing paper with a Faber Castell Pitt Pastel white pencil.


Thanks for watching and clear skies, Jens


Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire d=130mm / f=838 mm

Monut: Astrophysics AP900 GTO

Eyepiece: Televue DeLite 18,2 mm => Magnification 46x

Prism: Zeiss and Baader big field Binocular

Date/Time: 26.03.2020 / between 21.46 and 23.14 UTC

Air:  4-5°C, about 60% Huminidy, weak wind

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Edited by starfire5, 26 March 2020 - 07:45 PM.

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#2 frank5817


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 08:33 PM



Excellent sketching. I like your format too.


Frank :)

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 04:17 AM

Jens, your rendering is a very nice sketch of an image floating in a beautiful starfield. NGC 2683 is a very bright galaxy and can take magnification. If you hit it with about 200x to 220x, you might be surprised. The core might appear mottled to you, guess what causes that appearance? smile.gif

Edited by Asbytec, 27 March 2020 - 04:23 AM.

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 11:20 AM



Very nice sketches of 4 at once (part 2): NGC 2683, M-95/M-96 - (On 26.03.2020) smile.gif .




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Posted 27 March 2020 - 12:13 PM

Nice to take advantage of the clear skies whenever you get them. Hard to stop at just one object. Great sketches, you really captured these well.

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