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Sketch of M17 on June 16, 2020

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#1 AdirondackAstro

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 02:07 PM

Sketch video of M17 the Omega Nebula video is now posted to youtube here: https://youtu.be/ifcZjVYOPQU This was done in early hours of June 16, 2020. I had to use an Orion Ultrablock filter to cut through the light pollution in my southern skies. I also used black canson paper, white soft charcoal pencil, white pastel pencils, blending stump, and a kneaded eraser for drawing this object.

 

My skies to the south are severely light polluted and I usually try to not do much in that direction, but I wanted to give some of these summer objects a shot while I had unbelievably clear skies (for summer). While I wouldn't say the ultrablock filter is a tool that removes light pollution and brings out more nebulosity, but I can say it did help with the contrast and helped me tell the difference between light pollution and nebula. I can't wait to get to dark skies and also try this filter out I think it would be a lot better if you don't have light pollution to combat.

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 03:19 PM

Michael,

 

A fine looking sketch of M 17.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 29 June 2020 - 04:13 AM

Hi Mike,

 

Very nice observation and realistic sketch laugh.gif

 

Thanks for sharing,

Francis


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Posted 29 June 2020 - 01:01 PM

Mike,

 

Nice Sketch of M-17 (On June 16, 2020) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 05:18 AM

Congratulations! Very realistic sketch.

CS,

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:22 PM

Thank you everyone. Really loving drawing on the black paper. I find it is less blinding with the red light on it since it doesn't shine as much as the white paper.

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