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Orion, constellation and nebula closeup

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#1 tibor.moldovan

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 11:00 PM

After observing the planets on 11/29/21 I packed up my telescope and came into the house to warm up. But around midnight, as it was a fairly clear night, I stepped outside to take a look at Orion. It was so beautiful and imposing in the southeastern sky, above my garage. Well, since I was all dressed up, I brought out the telescope (130mm, 650mm FL, 25mm EP, 10mm EP, (each with a 2x Barlow)) and observed the Orion nebula for a while. This was my first time observing the nebula with my own eyes. (It was hard to stop, but the cold air chased me back inside.)

And of course Sirius below. (Not the best scale, but for now I’m happy with impressions, rather than technical accuracy.)

 

A little drawing to help me remember that night. Mostly inktense pencils, with a few other inks (silver, gold and copper). For nebulas, I used smudging techniques as per awesome tutorials by other members on this forum. 

I’ve only started drawing, so I’m not ashamed to admit I still have plenty to improve on, but am super happy to have a complementary hobby when the nights are cloudy. 

(I took a couple of terrible photos for reference.)

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Edited by tibor.moldovan, 04 December 2021 - 11:16 PM.

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Posted 06 December 2021 - 04:49 PM

Tibor,

 

Very nice sketch of Orion, (Constellation and nebula closeup) smile.gif .

 

CDS,KLU,

 

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#3 mdowns

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Posted 06 December 2021 - 05:10 PM

You know, I must admit I over looked this sketch when first posted.Welcome to both cloudynights and to this forum tibor. Great idea to sketch m42 the first time you viewed it.This drawing will serve you well as a reference point for future drawings.We look forward to seeing more from you.                     Michael



#4 tibor.moldovan

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Posted 06 December 2021 - 07:18 PM

Thank you all for the warm welcome!



#5 Thomas B

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 06:01 PM

Tibor, is that done on black paper or did you chalk in the black as well? You've inspired me to give this a try, thanks.




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