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#1 mdowns

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 10:07 PM

Very early in May I enjoyed a couple of exceptionally transparent mornings.I took that time to view and draw as many of the summer 'biggies' as I could.This drawing of m17 is one of several from those sessions. C11,using 88-140x.

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 02:22 AM

hi all,

 

wow, what a great work ! It looks like through the eyepiece !

I saw M17 the last nights with my 12"er too.

But the "white nights" and the moon give`nt now enough contrast.  

 

CS

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 02:49 AM

I can only echo Christian: fantastic sketch! Is it done with a white or black paper?


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 03:13 AM

Were you using any filter, like NPB or OIII? It seems you will benefit tremendously from either of these if you could see that level of detail without ;) !

 

To my eye, prior to my acquisition of these filters, I always only ever saw a cigar-shaped nebula and wondered why it had the name Swan Nebula.

 

Once I got the NPB filter - it was obvious!!



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Posted 30 May 2020 - 04:59 AM

Jef, I draw on white paper ,take a picture of the drawing and then invert it on my computer.I am fortunate in where I live (sw Florida) in that the southernly deep sky targets rise much higher than what most in the US get to enjoy.

   Mark,I did use  a filter (uhc and/or lpr) when sketching this out.The transparency level of that night helped the most!


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 09:20 AM

Beautiful! The level of detail and depth in the nebulosity is astounding. Really 3-dimensional. 


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 10:32 AM

Hi,

 

Good sketch of M-17 (With the C11)  smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom

 

 


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 10:45 AM

Michael,

 

You have recorded a great amount of fine detail in this sketch of M 17. Well done.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 12:51 PM

Michael,

 

Looks like a photograph, just beautiful. Details really smooth, even the dark knots look detailed.

 

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 03:20 PM

Great work! The view is very appealing with all those delicate details and yet soft rendering.

In your sketch I see a large white (perfect) circle around the object, is that the original eyepiece view?

 

Regards, Martijn


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 05:22 PM

Martijn,

  That circle is an artifact of the old processing program I use. I'm always happy just to invert a drawing let alone getting things like 'text' or a 'lomish' type of outline.Getting a 'perfect circle' is well beyond my abilities.


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Posted 02 June 2020 - 12:31 AM

Beautiful sketch!

Clear skies!

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 01:56 AM

Exquisite detail capture of the dark lanes in the nebulosity Michael waytogo.gif


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