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#1 SeanStaresatStars

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 08:46 AM

Started today at 2am to make a crack at a few new targets. M42 was the ultimate goal for the day after sort of seeing it in a spotter scope a week ago, couldn't wait to get the Dob on it, I have a sketch of it, but CN is telling me the file size is too big. 

 

Bortle 6 skies, T-4, S-3. 10" f/4.7 dob. Sketched on white paper with graphite, scanned and color inverted. 

 

NGC 884 (C14): The Double Cluster. Viewed with an ES68 14mm Eyepiece. Took awhile over two attempts to get the spacing better. Many many stars of a range of brightness over the two fairly compact clusters. 

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 08:52 AM

Sean,

 

Fine sketch of The Double Cluster (NGC 884) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 09:09 AM

This is a fine sketch! The cluster on the left is NGC 884, the cluster on the right is NGC 869.


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#4 SeanStaresatStars

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 09:14 AM

This is a fine sketch! The cluster on the left is NGC 884, the cluster on the right is NGC 869.

Thanks for the clarification! My source had them both listed under 884. 



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Posted 29 September 2020 - 09:19 AM

Very great job on this cluster. Seems like it is a tough one to get and you captured it nicely!

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 12:39 PM

Sean,

 

Nice work on the Double Cluster, a notoriously busy section to sketch and get right. Well done.

 

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 01:10 PM

Started today at 2am to make a crack at a few new targets. M42 was the ultimate goal for the day after sort of seeing it in a spotter scope a week ago, couldn't wait to get the Dob on it, I have a sketch of it, but CN is telling me the file size is too big. 

 

Bortle 6 skies, T-4, S-3. 10" f/4.7 dob. Sketched on white paper with graphite, scanned and color inverted. 

 

NGC 884 (C14): The Double Cluster. Viewed with an ES68 14mm Eyepiece. Took awhile over two attempts to get the spacing better. Many many stars of a range of brightness over the two fairly compact clusters. 

Very nice !  You guys are going to get me back into sketching yet  :)

 

BTW, don't let the file size thing stop you from posting your work.  Open the picture file in MS Paint, then click on the resize button and enter a value of less than 100% in the hor/vert boxes to reduce files size. You don't lose much detail at all when going as low as 50%.  Can be repeated until you get below the CN 500kB limit.  Then save the result to a new filename, i simply use the orig name followed by 'sz'

 

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