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#1 FRANC LILL

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:50 AM

Hi everyone!

 

NGC 7789, Caroline's Rose, was described by Caroline Herschel in 1783.It is a very beautiful open star cluster formed by a thousand stars in the constellation of Cassiopeia, not far from Caph. Its particularity is to present an aspect of rose petals, drawn not only by chains of stars but also by dark corridors. It appears much richer visually because no photography is able to restore the rose as it can be perceived at the eyepiece.

 

16" Dobson, eyepiece observation with Ethos 13mm and EAA with SiOnyx Aurora NV camera in afocal mount behind a 9mm Nagler eyepiece, good conditions of seeing and average transparency. Drawing on black Canson with dry and wax pastel pencils. Quercy region, South France, september 16, 2020. Digital formating.

 

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:01 AM

Francis,

 

Very fine sketch of Caroline's Rose smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:11 AM

Wow!

What a first class sketch you have given us, Francis. 

And a first class scope. 

Great read too. waytogo.gif

 

Clear skies, 

 

Aubrey. 



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Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:40 AM

Very nice!



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Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:49 AM

Francis,

 

This is an excellent sketch of Caroline's Rose. The faint stars in the sketch mixed with the bright stars make this such a must see cluster.

 

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 04:32 PM

Beautiful Francis, this is such a delicate deep sky object and finely named. Your sketch Is wonderful and does it justice.

 

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 05:37 PM

Really nice work Francis!



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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:12 PM

Great sketch, superbly executed, Francis! Just reading Caroline Herschel's biography, "The Quiet Revolution of Caroline Herschel" by Emily Winterburn, so this is very topical. I will make a point of observing NGC7789 in honor of this remarkable lady! waytogo.gif


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#9 FRANC LILL

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 03:24 AM

Thank you very much to all of you for your encouraging words, and greetings to all the likers flowerred.gif

 

 

Great sketch, superbly executed, Francis! Just reading Caroline Herschel's biography, "The Quiet Revolution of Caroline Herschel" by Emily Winterburn, so this is very topical. I will make a point of observing NGC7789 in honor of this remarkable lady! waytogo.gif

Thank's Ian for the reference, I didn't know that work, it does not exist in french.


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Posted 02 October 2020 - 11:58 AM

Excellent work of beautiful result.
I don't even want to think about the time you had to dedicate to compose that image,
Congratulations on the execution and the result.
Pedro.


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#11 John Gauvreau

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 12:19 PM

Beautifully rendered, Francis!  Thanks for sharing with us.


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#12 SeanStaresatStars

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 05:30 PM

Excellent sketch! Makes me feel guilty for skipping the sketch when I saw it, might be time for a return. 


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Posted 05 October 2020 - 07:39 AM

Oh my, such a beautiful rendering of Caroline's Rose !!!

 

PS: Happy Birthday Francis !!!  All of the best to you !!!


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Posted 14 October 2020 - 03:21 PM

Excellent sketch!  This thread inspired me to look at it last night from my dark site with a 12 inch Dob.  It's a very fine cluster.


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Posted 14 October 2020 - 08:12 PM

Francis,

 Un chef-d'œuvre! This is such a splendid rendition.I have seen so many lunar and planetary drawings here that take my breath away but seldom feel that way about the impact of a DSO drawing.This is the exception,extraordinary really!


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Posted Yesterday, 04:07 PM

I've often wondered whether different people see the same black trails in this cluster. Your drawing will give me a chance to find out. And it's an excellent drawing! Are all those stars "real" or representations? Either way you must have had the patience of Job to draw so many stars. Also, thank you for putting in cardinal directions--it's always nice to know the orientation of the FOV.

 

What do you think of the SiOnyx Aurora camera for use as an EAA camera? Can you send the signal to some other device with a larger screen? I can easily see how it would facilitate drawing at the scope.




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