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#1 Marty0750

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 11:35 PM

Last night took a gander eastward out the back door to check on Jupiter and Saturn. And then a bright meteor flashed by Sagittarius. It appeared to come straight from the Antares direction. Turns out this is the radiant of the Alpha Scorpid meteor shower active around now. They are known to occasionally produce very bright meteors  This one was about a bright as Saturn. Being "down under" the radiant is high in the sky.

 

Well what's a stargazer gotta do after spotting this? Do a sketch of course! This is on black A4 art paper with white ink for stars and smudged charcoal white for rendering the horizon haze and incipient Milky.Way.  Black charcoal for foreground house and tree..

 

 

Apha Scorpid-web.jpg

 

 

More about this ignored meteor shower here.
http://www.phys.ttu....f/ascorpids.htm

 

 

Martin


Edited by Marty0750, 18 May 2020 - 02:11 AM.

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 09:54 AM

Marty,

 

Nice capture.

 

Frank :)



#3 niteskystargazer

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 10:37 AM

Nartin,

 

Very good sketch of A Alpha Scorpid smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom




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