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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 24 October 2021 - 09:00 AM

I had already completed three comet sketches from my observation weekend in early October (see here). When packing at home I took last minute the - untouched for several years - excellent Hickson observing guide from Reiner Vogel. Maybe the recent Hickson sketches of Ivan Maly inspired me, who knows. That turned out to be a wise decision. I had a good time, especially during the second night, observing and sketching these galaxy groups.

 

I used black paper with a white chalk pencil (for the stars) and white pastel with ear stick and/or stump for the galaxies. The finishing was done at the eyepiece. Post-processing was kept to a minimum. I worked without a sketch circle. That keeps me from the urge to draw in all the surrounding stars. I present the sketches in the order of observation. I hope you like them.

 

Hickson 92 (Stephan's Quintet)

 

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Hickson 88 (galaxy D wasn't visible)

 

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Edited by Jef De Wit, 24 October 2021 - 09:05 AM.

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Posted 24 October 2021 - 09:01 AM

Hickson 93

 

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Hickson 99 (galaxy D and E not visible)

 

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Posted 24 October 2021 - 09:01 AM

Hickson 7

 

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Hickson 15 (galaxy F not visible)

 

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Posted 24 October 2021 - 09:48 AM

Excellent - thanx for sharing!    Tom


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Posted 24 October 2021 - 10:55 AM

Very nice, created a observing list for tonight from your list.. thanks


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Posted 24 October 2021 - 11:36 AM

Jef,

 

Superb sketching of these 6 Hickson galaxy groups. It must have been a fun night observing and sketching these compact galaxy groups.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 24 October 2021 - 11:55 AM

Very nice, created a observing list for tonight from your list.. thanks

Here you can find a selection of 32 'easy' Hickson groups: https://www.astronom...ce/hicklist.htm


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Posted 24 October 2021 - 11:59 AM

Here you can find a selection of 32 'easy' Hickson groups: https://www.astronom...ce/hicklist.htm

Thank you sir



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Posted 24 October 2021 - 01:06 PM

Jef you 'swept the floor' with these series of drawings and observations.Sincerely delightful for any DSO fan to see and be guided by.Superb!

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 11:35 AM

Jef,

 

Very nice sketches of 6 Hickson compact groups smile.gif .

 

CDS,KLU,

 

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 08:06 PM

Wonderful work that has transported me right to your scope!

Clear skies,

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