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#1 mdowns

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 11:31 AM

One of my personal favorite of the winter's open clusters.It's density kinda puts me in mind of ngc 2158. This drawing is from last winter/spring with the c11 in my backyard (bortle 4.9).From our club's site at a members ranch(bortle 3.5) this cluster just 'pops' with small stars.Mix in the brighter field stars and you have a hit for any group of viewers.Drawn with hb and 2b pencils,kneaded eraser and 80 lb drawing paper,inverted on my computer.

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 12:49 PM

Beautiful. I think the vignetting effect that you use brings out the ethereality of the subjects that you sketch. I like it a lot.


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 12:58 PM

Michael,

 

Yes this is a nice one and high in the sky of the northern hemisphere at a decent hour.

Very nice sketch capturing it.

 

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 03:11 AM

Nivel job.
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Posted 25 January 2021 - 01:49 PM

Michael.

 

Very good sketch of NGC 2141 smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 11:56 PM

Nice sketch, of NGC  2141.

 

I also like NGC 2194, its similar to NGC 2141, but a little brighter.


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Posted 27 January 2021 - 08:04 AM

Nice sketch, of NGC  2141.

 

I also like NGC 2194, its similar to NGC 2141, but a little brighter.

I went and checked my sketch of 2194 (thanks for the reminder) and though I didn't show an unresolved background glow I did show a really handsome,immediate, surrounding fov with a number of small stars packed tightly around the brighter core stars.I bet I would have gone through this observing season without thinking about 94 if you hadn't mentioned itbow.gif



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Posted 27 January 2021 - 11:44 PM

One of my personal favorite of the winter's open clusters.It's density kinda puts me in mind of ngc 2158. This drawing is from last winter/spring with the c11 in my backyard (bortle 4.9).From our club's site at a members ranch(bortle 3.5) this cluster just 'pops' with small stars.Mix in the brighter field stars and you have a hit for any group of viewers.Drawn with hb and 2b pencils,kneaded eraser and 80 lb drawing paper,inverted on my computer.

Wow how have I missed this one.  Observing Orion for many years and havent checked out the sword brick.gif

 

I will be adding this to my observing list, along with NGC 2169 and 2194


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Posted 31 January 2021 - 02:39 AM

Beautiful sketch work! I love open clusters that have this kind of appearance. I did a sketch of this one using my C11 as well but never posted it. Really lovely work!
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Posted 31 January 2021 - 02:02 PM

Thanks to all for the views,likes and comments.                  Michael




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