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M 108, the Surfboard Galaxy

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#1 FRANC LILL

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 04:29 AM

M 108, the Surfboard Galaxy

 

In general in this region of the Big Dipper, it is the Owl Planetary Nebula M97 that steals the show. In fact, it is a spectacular galaxy in its intricate details due to clouds of dust mixed with very bright areas of HII regions. It is a starburst barred spiral. Its visual magnitude is 9.9

 

March 14, 2020, live  observation with help of EAA with SiOnyx Aurora night cam on afocal setup on a 16" Dobsonian placed on an equatorial table, Celestron 25mm eyepiece, good conditions of seeing and medium transparency. Drawing on black Canson paper with chalk and wax pastel pencils. Digital redrawing of the stars.

 

Clear sky,
Francis

 

 

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#2 kappa-draconis

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 04:48 AM

Pretty cool. 


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 05:13 AM

Well done Francis, this galaxy is a must see in our spring sky with so much structure and HII regions to observe!
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Posted 29 March 2020 - 05:22 AM

Man, I gotta get me one of those. :)

 

Beautiful rendering, Francis. I could see some of he more general details, but obviously not that detailed. Nice work. 


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:18 AM

Hello Francis,

thanks for sharing this excellent deep sky chalk on black paper sketch with us!

Clear skies!

Achim
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Posted 29 March 2020 - 03:45 PM

Francis,

 

Excellent sketch of M 108. Really like that fine detail.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 04:52 PM

très bien réussi monsieur.

very successful this sketch .bravo and thank you



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:50 AM

Exquisite sketch Francis! Love the detail within the disk! bow.gif waytogo.gif



#9 FRANC LILL

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 03:10 AM

Thank you very much to all of you, Jon, Raul, Norme,Achim,Frank, James, NZ59 for your kind comments, and thanks a lot  tas well to flt, jeremiah, retroman, gitane71, J. Gardavsky, steve, Roy, Mike, Mel for all your likes! Very encouraging flowerred.gif

 

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 11:38 AM

Francis,

 

Very good sketch of M-108, (The Surfboard Galaxy) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:55 PM

Love the fine detail in your sketch, good job!  waytogo.gif


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#12 kappa-draconis

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:58 PM

What's the next one gonna be?



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 07:03 PM

That is a gorgeous sketch!!

Thank you for posting it!

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 05:38 PM

Excellent !!


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#15 FRANC LILL

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 03:18 AM

Thank you so much Tom, Astro-Master, Jon, starfire5, for your encouraging words, and also to Allan, Pedro, Payner, Jens for your likes.

 

Clear sky,

Francis




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