I am mostly an observer of planets, and anyway I live under a 3 mag sky but from time to time I drive to darker sites and give a try to some deep-sky object.
A couple of nights ago I sketched those three. One is pretty obvious, as for the other two they are objects in the Virgo cluster that caught my attention. I don't know what they are exactly, I was not aiming for specific objects - just wandering around in the area in search of nice views. I wonder if the weird one in the middle might be Markarian's chain as (kind of) seen through a way too small telescope and too bright sky?
My telescope is a newton 10" f/7, a beast on planets but definitely challenged that night. I sketched with regular crayons and blending stumps, then inverted colors with GIMP. M51 was sketched last and the paper absorbed some moisture (also posted in sketching).
Edited by Quinnipiac Monster, 23 May 2020 - 07:58 AM.