Messier 13 – Great Globular in Hercules

Messier 13
Messier 13

ASOD: ” Messier 13, Great Globular in Hercules”

Object Name: Messier 13

Object Type: Globular cluster

Date: 05/16/15

Location: A Coruña, Galicia. Spain.

Media: pencil, white paper, color invert with Gimp.

Dobson 305 mm and Vixen LVW 13 mm (115x)

Seein: 3/5 (fair)

This is my draw of the Great globular cluster in Hercules that we can enjoy in this nights. This globular cluster is located 25000 light years from us and contains more than 300,000 stars.


Messier 5

Messier 5
Messier 5

Messier 5

Object Type: Globular Cluster

Location: Tarragona – Spain

M5 is undoubtedly one of the finest globular clusters we can observe with our telescopes, But I have to admit that I was not able to show all the beauty I saw through the eyepiece, better to take a look for yourselves .

For more details of my observation you can visit my blog:

http://laorilladelcosmos.blogspot.com.es/2015/05/m5-cumulo-globular-en-serpens.html

Date and Time: 2015-05-09, 00h 10m UT

Telescope: SC Celestron 235mm (9.25″); CGEM mount.

Eyepiece: Nagler 16mm Type 5 (x146.88)

White paper, HB2 graphite pencil, scanned and inverted with Gimp 2

Seeing: 3/5 (5 the best)

Transparency: Clear. Rural skies.

Location Constellation: Serpens Caput

Position: R.A. 15 h 18 min / Dec. +02° 05′

Thank you and best regards.

Oscar


A Globular Cluster Challenge for the “Deep Space Forum”

The globular clusters NGC 2808, NGC 362, and  Omega Centauri, drawn as part of a "globular cluster challenge sponsored by the "Deep Space Forum"
The globular clusters NGC 2808, NGC 362, and Omega Centauri, drawn as part of a “globular cluster challenge sponsored by the “Deep Space Forum”

This is an internal challenge the forum espacioprofundo.com.ar , astronomical section drawing, in which it was proposed to draw a globular cluster choice and these are the results. The credit of this picture is for Leandro Yasutake, Claudio Vidolini and Martin Boni, and we are representing espacioprofundo.com .
The three drawings were made in different parts of Argentina. The first (NGC 2808) was held in San Miguel, Buenos Aires. The second (NGC 362) in Malabrigo, Santa Fe; and the third (Omega Cen) in the town of Pergamino, Buenos Aires.

Equipment Used:

NGC 2808:
Telescope: Dobson 12 “.
Ocular: Plossl 10mm.

NGC 362:
Telescope: SW 305mm.
Ocular: Baader Hyperion 21mm.

Omega Cen:
Telescope: Helios 114/900.
Ocular: Huygens 25mm.

Este es un desafío interno del foro espacioprofundo.com.ar, de la sección de dibujo astronómico, en el que se planteó dibujar un cúmulo globular a elección y estos son los resultados. El crédito de esta imagen es para Leandro Yasutake, Claudio Vidolini y Martín Boni, y estamos en representación de espacioprofundo.com.
Los tres dibujos fueron realizados en lugares diferentes de Argentina. El primero (NGC 2808) se realizó en San Miguel, Buenos Aires. El segundo (NGC 362) en Malabrigo, Santa Fe; y el tercero (Omega Cen) en la localidad de Pergamino, Buenos Aires.

Equipos Utilizados:

NGC 2808:
Telescopio: Dobson 12”.
Ocular: Plossl 10mm.

NGC 362:
Telescopio: SW 305mm.
Ocular: Baader Hyperion 21mm.

Omega Cen:
Telescopio: Helios 114/900.
Ocular: Huygens 25mm.


Comet and Globular

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) and the globular star cluster M79 in the constellation Lepus
Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) and the globular star cluster M79 in the constellation Lepus

M79 and Comet Lovejoy in Lepus

I have been monitoring comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) for the past several nights and on this occasion they both shared the same field of view at130 power. I was using my daughter’s 10 inch Orion Dobsonian telescope and was able to capture this sketch under clear skies and good seeing conditions. The observation site was in eastern Mesa, Arizona with a good view to the south. The comet can be seen much brighter and larger in angular size than than 8.5 magnitude globular cluster M 79. This was a pleasing view at the eyepiece with the comet showing a hint of green color. I switched to 48 power and a wider field of view for the sketch.

Sketching:

White and Black Conte’ pastel pencils on black sketching paper
blending stump and Pink Pearl eraser also used
R.A. 05hr 24′ ; Dec. -24 degrees 33min.
Comet distance less than 100million km.
M79 distance 42,100 light years 150 million stars

Frank 🙂


Conjunción Lovejoy y M79

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy in conjunction with M79, a globular star cluster in the constellation Lepus -December 29, 2014
Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy in conjunction with M79, a globular star cluster in the constellation Lepus -December 29, 2014

Object Name C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and M79
Object Type Comet and Globular cluster
Location Granadero Baigorria, Santa Fe, Argentina
Date 29/12/14
Media I use pencil, paper, and Gimp to invert colour

Conjunción del cometa Lovejoy con el cúmulo globular M79, en la constelación de la liebre.
El equipo con el cual se realizo la observación es un telescopio reflector sw 150/750 con un ocular de 25.
Podemos notar un bonito “triángulo ” entre el Cometa, m79 y la estrella HIP 25045 A. Se pudo observar un color con tintes verdosos hacia el centro del cometa. No se pudo observar coma

Google translate:
Comet Lovejoy conjunction with the globular cluster M79 in the constellation of the hare.
The equipment with which the observation was performed is a reflecting telescope with an eyepiece 150/750 sw 25.
We can notice a nice “triangle” between the Comet, m79 and the star HIP 25045 A. It was observed color with greenish tints to the center of the comet. Could be observed comma


NGC 362 in Tucana

NGC 362, a globular star cluster in the constellation Tucana
NGC 362, a globular star cluster in the constellation Tucana

Object Name: NGC 362.
Object Type: Globular Cluster.
Location: Malabrigo, Santa Fe, Argentina.
Date: Friday December 19, 2014, 22:00 hs
Media: White paper, pencil HB and GIMP to invert colors and make minor tweaks.
Equipment used for the drawing: Dobson SkyWatcher 12″ (305 mm).
Power: 70x, with Baader Hyperion 21 mm.

Claudio Vidolini
Foro “Espacio Profundo”
Malabrigo, Santa Fe, Argentina.


NGC 2808

NGC 2808, a globular star cluster in the constellation Carina
NGC 2808, a globular star cluster in the constellation Carina

Object Name: NGC 2808.
Object Type: Globular Cluster.
Location: San Miguel, Buenos Aires Argentina.
Conditions: Good transparency, bad seeing.
Date: 19/12/14.
Media: 2B, 2H, blend stump and PS. Averted vision.
Telescope: Meade LB 12″ on equatorial tracking platform.
Eyepiece: Plössl 10mm (x152) .
First glob, very tricky!


Globular Cluster Pair

A comparison between two globular clusters, M15 in Pegasus and M13 in Hercules - September 24, 2014 and September 27, 2014
A comparison between two globular clusters, M15 in Pegasus and M13 in Hercules – September 24, 2014 and September 27, 2014

Hi,

Please accept my sketches of this beautiful pair of globular clusters, M15 in Pegasus and M13 in Hercules. Both globular clusters are spectacular objects by themselves but I thought it was interesting to pair them side-by-side to compare and contrast. M15 is smaller, has a more densely packed core and a more symmetrical shape M13 is larger, has a more loosely packed core and meandering streams of stars. The sketches were made on the nights of 9/24/2014 and 9/27/2014 respectively from a fellow club member’s observing field near Green Bay, WI using my 10” Discovery Dobsonian telescope at 120x. They were made using white paper with HB and 2B graphite pencils and blending stumps to smooth. Image colors were inverted using Paint.NET. I hope you enjoy it.

Object Name – M15 & M13
Object Type – Globular Cluster
Location – Near Green Bay, WI US
Dates – 9/24/2014 and 9/27/2014
Media – graphite pencil, blending stumps and white paper. Image colors inverted using Paint.net


Lost in the Small Magallanic Cloud

The Small Magellan Cloud, a dwarf irregular satellite galaxy of the Milky Way
The Small Magellan Cloud, a dwarf irregular satellite galaxy of the Milky Way

Object Name: Small Magallanic Cloud
Object Type: Galaxy
Location: Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Monasterio
Date: 22/11/2014 Time 22:30 Hs
Media (graphite pencil, white paper, digital tools.
Telescopio: Reflector 130-900 Eq2 motorizado.
Eyepiece: BST 18MM (50X)
Seeing: 6/10.
En esta epoca del Año, las Pequeña nube de Magallanes, se encuentra a un elevacion 50º, permitiendo una observacion muy comoda. La idea de la observacion era registrar e identificar diferentes objetos de la Nube Menor asi como tambien de sus alrededores.
Dentro de la Galaxia pude observar 4 objetos:
NGC 330 : Cumulo Globular.
NGC 346: Region H II.
NGC 371: Cumulo Abierto con nebulosidad.
Estos 3 objetos ubicados en la parte inferior izquierda de abajo hacia arriba.
Por otra parte, en la parte centrar de la galaxia, pude detectar una region compuesta por un Cumulo Abierto con Nebulosidad denominado N19.
Lo interesante de esta region en el cielo es que es muy rica en objetos, muy cerca de la Pequeña Nube de Magallanes, se encuentran dos Cumulos Globulares, NGC 104 y NGC 362, estos dos objetos, fueron incluidos en el Skech a pesar de que no entran en el campo del eyepiece, pero realmente es una zona del cielo muy rica en objetos y no podia dejarlos fuera del skech

Traslator Google:
Telescope: Reflector Eq2 motorized 130-900.
Eyepiece: BST 18MM (50X)
Seeing: 6/10.
This time of year, the Small Magellanic Cloud, is an elevation 50 °, allowing a very comfortable observation. The idea was to record the observation and identify different objects in the Cloud Minor as well as its surroundings.
Inside the Galaxy could see four items:
NGC 330: Globular Cumulo.
NGC 346: H II Region.
NGC 371: Cumulo Open with nebulosity.
These three objects located in the lower left bottom upwards.
Moreover, in the part center of the galaxy, I could detect a region composed of an Open Cumulo with Nebulosity called N19.
The interesting thing about this region in heaven is that it is very rich in objects near the Small Magellanic Cloud, are two Clusters Globular, NGC 104 and NGC 362, these two items were included in the Skech though do not enter the field eyepiece, but it really is an area rich sky objects and could not leave them out of skech.


M15 in Pegasus

Messier 15, a globular cluster in the constellation Pegasus
Messier 15, a globular cluster in the constellation Pegasus

Hi friends,
I want to introduce you one more of my drawings in high polluted sky. This time is the turn for M15. Despite of the blurred view, from the center of Madrid you can distinguish several bright stars in the center with a shape that tends to be square.

Object Name: M15 – NGC 7078
Object Type: Globular Cluster
Constellation: Pegasus A.: 21h 29m 58.33s; Dec: 12° 10′ 01.2″
Location: Madrid (City Center)
Date: October 20th 2014 22:00 h.(CET)
Temperature: 17 ºC
Seeing: 4/5
Telescope: Celestron nexstar 5′ S/C.
Eyepiece: 25 mm celestron
Magnification: 50x
Media: Graphite pencil on white paper. Scanned and then inverted and processed image with GIMP

Clear skies!!


Globular Cluster in Sculptor

NGC 288, a globular star cluster in the constellation Sculptor
NGC 288, a globular star cluster in the constellation Sculptor

Globular Cluster in Sculptor

NGC 288 (Melotte 3) is an old, low density (class X) globular cluster not far from the south galactic pole. Less than 2° to the northwest is the famous bright galaxy NGC 253. The visual magnitude of this cluster is 9.4. Stars are visible across the front of this globular and I suspect some are foreground stars and not members of the globular. The view was pleasing and improved over the hour I spent observing and sketching this globular cluster. This target is 28,700 light years distant. At R.A. 00 hrs. 53min. and Dec. -26° 35’ this cluster is not a good one for light polluted skies back home in Chicagoland. Here in the dry night air of Arizona the transparency makes this a fine target.

Sketching:
Time: 10:35 pm – 11:35 pm local time October 16, 2014
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Telescope: 10” f/4.5 Orion Newtonian with a 13mm Hyperion eyepiece for 88 x
White sketching paper 8.5” x 12”, graphite pencils 6B, 4B, 2B, blending stumps
Sketch inverted after scanning.
Frank McCabe


M22 – the quietly spoken big brother globular cluster

Messier 22, the great globular cluster in Sagittarius
Messier 22, the great globular cluster in Sagittarius

Hi all,
This was the second sketch I completed at this year’s Astrofest back in July.

M22 is a true jewel of the night sky. This giant globular cluster from a dark site it can be a naked eye object as well. It is large enough for even smaller telescopes to resolve its multitude of component stars, revealing its large and intense core.

M22 is beautiful in my 17.5” scope. It is very different from Omega Centauri and 47Tuc – could even describe it as the ‘runt’ of the giant globulars as its core is not as busy as its bigger brothers. But the component stars of its core are absolutely brilliant, arranged in so many signature patterns. It is slowly turning into a favourite of mine with its understated brilliance, loud without being overbearing presence, and sitting on a magnificent carpet of the Milky Way glow.

I won’t say much here. I’ll let M22 do its own quite whispering of its magnificence. Yeah, I think one firm fav of mine now…

Alex.

Object: M22 globular cluster
Scope: 17.5” push-pull Karee dobsonian
Gear: 22mm LVW, 91X
Location: Linville, Queensland, Australia
Date: 24th July, 2014
Media: Soft pastel and white ink on A4 size black paper
Duration: approx. 2.5hrs


M13 with a small MiniDobson 3″

Messier 13, a globular cluster in the constellation Hercules as seen through a 3" Mini-Dobsonian
Messier 13, a globular cluster in the constellation Hercules as seen through a 3″ Mini-Dobsonian

Object Name: M13
Object Type: Globular Cluster
Location: Leioa (Bizkaia) – Spain
Date: 2014-07-30 / 23h 00m U.T.
Media: White paper, 4B, 2B y HB graphite pencil and difuminio, scanned and inverted with Photoshop
Telescope: Skywatcher Heritage 76/300mm (MiniDobson 3”)
Eyepiece: TS-HR 6mm + Lente Barlow (66X)
Transparency: Clear, City Skies.
Location Constellation: Hercules
Assessments: The cumulus appears as a fuzzy patch of gray, more or less circular, more blurred around the edges and more defined (bright) to the center, can not resolve stars.

For more details of my observation you can visit my blog:
http://juannava64.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/observacion-cumulo-globular-m13/

Thank you and best regards.


Messier 56

The Globular cluster Messier 56 (NGC 6779) in the constellation Lyra
The Globular cluster Messier 56 (NGC 6779) in the constellation Lyra

Nombre del Objeto: M-56; NGC 6779
Tipo de Objeto: Cúmulo Globular
Constelación: Lyra
Ubicación: La Hija de Dios, Ávila (España)
Fecha: 27-7-2014
Medios: Lapiz de grafito 0,5B, difumino, papel blanco y procesado con GIMP 2.8 para invertir
Magnitud visual 5 en el cenit con un cielo rural-urbano con noche estable y nada de viento
Telescopio: Refractor Acromático 152mm; F/7.9 sobre montura ecuatorial HEQ5 Pro y Ocular Televue 11mm; 109X; Campo Real: 1.1º
Saludos y gracias

Object Name: M-56; NGC 6779
Object Type: Globular Cluster
Constellation: Lyra
Location: The Daughter of God, Ávila (Spain)
Date: 27/07/2014
Media: Pencil graphite 0.5 B, stump, white paper and processed with GIMP 2.8 for inverting
Visual magnitude 5 on the peak with rural-urban night sky with stable and no wind
Telescope: Achromatic Refractor 152mm; F/7.9 on HEQ5 Pro equatorial mount and eyepiece Televue 11mm; 109X; Campo Real: 1.1 º
Greetings and thanks


M10 Globular Cluster

Messier 10 a globular cluster in the constellation Ophiuchus.
Messier 10 a globular cluster in the constellation Ophiuchus.

Object Name: M 10 (NGC 6254)
RA: 16h 57m 09.0s; Dec: -04° 05′ 58″
Magnitude: 6.6
Object size: 15′
Constellation: Ophiuchus
Type: Globular Cluster
Description: B, vL, R, gvmBM, rrr.
Location: Pueblonuevo del Bullaque. Ciudad Real. SPAIN
Date: June 28, 2014.
Time: 00:10
Material used: graphite pencils on white paper. Image processed with Photoshop.
Telescope S/C 8″ Mount Cgt-5
Eyepiece: LV-M 22mm; Magnification: 92x.
Condition: NEML: 5’8 (Zone 14 Cygnus); Temperature:13 º; Calm wind.

More information: http://astrodibujo.blogspot..com.es/


Globular Cluster NGC 5466

Globular Cluster NGC 5466
Globular Cluster NGC 5466

Hi ASOD community, ships this globular cluster of this last observation. This provides for cluster not be brilliant, but it is very nice in a dark sky, you can solve some timid stars inside. The nucleus is large, has a lot of intensity in comparison with the rest of cluster light but does see clearly, averted vision helps to solve all these details mentioned. Even for a small scope makes a treat for your senses.

Best Regards.

Object Name : NGC 5466
Object Type : Globular cluster
Location: Arroba de los montes Ciudad Real Spain
Date : 30 May 2014
Media : Graphite pencil, digital tools, Gimp.
Equipment : Refractor 4 inch Televue Genesis SDF 101 F / 5.4
Eyepiece : Televue Ethos 13
Mount : Discmount DM 4
Sky conditions : Clear, transparency 3/5, seeing 4/5 SQM 21,49

Web Site : http://dibujodelcielonocturno.blogspot.com.es/


Twilight Globular

Messier 5 Globular Cluster
Messier 5 Globular Cluster

Object Name: Messier 5
Object Type: Globular cluster
Location: Deventer, The Netherlands
Date: June 2, 2014
Media: White pastel and white gel pen on black paper

This time of year the sun never drops low enough under the horizon for
true astronomical darkness. Only after midnight we get a few hours of
relatively dark skies, but a faint blue glow always remains visible
above the northern horizon. However, bright objects can still be very
impressive in the eyepiece. Messier 5 is a fine example: a very bright
ball of stars, loosely scattered amidst a few dozen foreground stars.
When I made this sketch, the sun was only 12 degrees below the horizon.
What is very striking visually is the off-center core of M5. The
brightest part seems to be slightly to the west of the cluster.

I made the sketch using a white gel pen for the stars and a white soft
pastel pencil for the glow of unresolved stars. It was the first time I
made a positive deepsky sketch, normally I use graphite on white paper.
The image is the original field sketch.

Clear skies!

Roel Weijenberg
www.roelblog.nl


M53 Globular Cluster

Messier 53 Globular Cluster
Messier 53 Globular Cluster

Object Name: M 53 (NGC 5024)
Location: RA: 13h 12m 55.2s; Dec: +18° 10′ 08″
Magnitude: 7.7
Dimensions: 13′
Constellation: Coma Berenice
Type: Globular Cluster
Description: GC, B, vC, iR, vvmbM, star 12.
Location: Viso del Marqués. Ciudad Real. SPAIN
Date: May 3, 2014.
Time: 00:15 UT.
Material used: pastel pencils on black paper.
Celestron Telescope S / C 8 “Mount Cgt-5
Eyepiece: ES 14mm 100º;
Magnification: 145x.
Condition: NEML: 5’6 (Zone 11 Bootes).

More information: http://astrodibujo.blogspot.com.es/


The Light of Quirón

Omega Centuari Globular cluster
Omega Centauri Globular Cluster

Hello!! It wasn´t a very good night, but the clouds couldn´t beat me. I took my pencilbox and carry out my new Dobson 8″. It was a very nice experience though. This is my first sketch of a globular cluster! My eyes couldn´t bealive how beautiful this object is, thats why i choose it for my sketch. Thank you so much for publishing it!!!!! 😀 Best regards!

Object Name NGC 5139 – Omega Centauri
Object Type Globular Cluster
Location Miramar, Argentina
Date 25/03/2014
Media graphite pencil 2H and 2B on white paper, scumble, inverted with GIMP2
Instrumental: SW Skyliner Dobson 8″


NGC5139, NGC104 and Messier 13

NGC5139, NGC104 and Messier 13
NGC5139, NGC104 and Messier 13

Hello,

this is my first submission to the ASOD.

Object Name: NGC5139-NGC104-M13
Object Type: globular clusters
Location: Namibia
Date: August, 2nd 2013
Media: graphite pencil for the initial draft then scan and digital work for the final sketch.
Instrument: Home-made 14″ travel-scope, F/D 5, dobsonian. Eyepiece 20mm Plössl. Field 34′.
Observing conditions: Slight turbulence, good transparency, no light pollution.

Comment:

Under the wonderful sky of Namibian desert, one of the dryest and darkest of the world, I’ve foolishly decided to draw the 3 big.
Scaring idea for a sketcher, as the globular clusters are known for being undrawable. Obviously the idea was not to spot each star, but only to make a rendering comparison of these 3 big, mainly interesting for northern observers who have not often the possibility to look at those famous southern globular clusters in Centauri and Tucanae constellations. With the same instrument, the same night and the same duration of the observation (half an hour each), Omega Centauri and 47 Tucanae are bright and deeply resolved, whereas the Herculis cluster looks like a fuzzy patch of light grains. Poor dethroned cluster!
Hope it tickles your traveller spirit!

I wish ASOD’s team a happy new year and clear skys!

Best regards.

Laurent THENARD.
France.


Messier 2

Messier 2
Messier 2

Hey I send my sketch of M2. This is one of my favourite objects of this type. M2 can be found in the constellation Aquarius. I have this zodiac sign 🙂 Sketch was made during today’s observations.The dark rural skies and a good telescope nicely break the cluster into individual stars.
I used a 2B pencil and black pen.
I greet:)

Object name: M2
Object type: globular cluster
Date: July 23, 2012
Location: Psary in Poland
Telescope: Newton 8 “aperture (200/1200)
Media: Black pen and pencil 2B


Facets of the Dolphin

Objects in Delphinus
Objects in Delphinus

Dolphin Constellation

several objects

Location: The Bullaque – Ciudad Real – Spain

Date: 2013 – September – 01

Media: Graphite Pencil HB, torchon drawing sheet 1 and 130g

Inverted colors with GIMP 2.8

The Dolphin is a summer constellation modest, but can be very interesting for the amateur observer. Spend an evening full observation of its four most significant objects two planetary nebulae and two globular clusters, has been very rewarding.

When observed at the same time, are more striking differences between the two planets:
NGC 6905 is sees as a small disk, very bright and is easily distinguished in the field, and
NGC 6891 is quite the opposite, very small, very bright and compact, ie stellar appearance, difficult to distinguish from the other stars in the field.

The two globular clusters are very different concentration among them, but the different distances from us makes visual texture is very similar:
NGC 6934 (Class VII and 50,000.) Is bright, large, round, with denser center, feathered edges and mottled texture, and
NGC 7006 (Class I and 150,000 al.) Is less bright, somewhat smaller, round, with denser center, feathered edges and mottled texture.
A sample of observation is the sketch I made (picture above).

Finding NGC 6891 has been a challenge, stellar appearance has remained up to 200x and only from the 220x has started to show a very small round and compact disc.
The UHC filter and averted vision were needed in the localization and subsequent observation of nebulae.
For all objects have the best view obtained with the 220x. Good quality of the sky with a 21.41 SQM (roughly Male zone 6 was 6.2).

Greetings to all visitors of this page

Pedro Villamiel 09/04/2013


The Hercules Globular Cluster

Messier 13
Messier 13

Hello! Last night I observed the most beautiful globular cluster of our sky. M13, also known as “Hercules Cluster”, has a a diameter of about 110 ly and is about 23500 ly away”!!! It’ s fantastic to see, is my favourite DSO. I obseverd it with my dobsonian telescope 10” f/5, with two different eyepiece: WA 12mm (104x) and SuperPlossl 9mm (138x), it’ s always wonderful!

Object name: Messier 13, Hercules Cluster
Object type: Globular cluster
Location: Copertino (LE), Italy
Date: 08/08/2013
Media: Grafite pencil on White paper; inverted


Antares and Messier 4

Antares and Messier 4
Antares and Messier 4

Here, I send you one of my first astronomical drawings; Ive started only a few months ago and I think it’s a new way to enjoy the wonders of the sky.

Best regards

______________________________

ASOD: ” Antares and M4 in the fog”

Object Name: Antares and M4

Object Type: Star field and globular cluster

Date: 31/07/2012

Location: A Coruña, Galicia. Spain.

Media: pencil, white paper, color invert and enhance with Gimp.

Miyauchi binoculars Bj-100 (26x)

Seein: 2/5 (good)

At this time of year, Antares and Scorpio are low on the southern horizon. This is a drawing done before the beautiful red star disappeared into the fog.


Omega Centauri

Omega Centauri
Omega Centauri

Hi,

the sketch of omega centauri is being attached here.

the details are,

Omega Centuari – The brightest Cluster visible from our Earth
Name: Adarsh A.

Object: Omega centauri
Type: Globular Cluster
Constellation: Centaurus
Location: Coorg, India
Date: 20-02-2013
Media: White paper, Graphite pencils. Inverted image.

Equipment: Celestron 130EQNewt. Reflcr.
Eyepiece: 40mm
FOV: 5.8 degrees
Sky conditions: bit hazy

Regards,
Adarsh A.
Bangalore


Conjunction: Pluto and Palomar 8

Pluto and Palomar 8
Pluto and Palomar 8

Object Name: Pluto and Palomar 8
Object Type: Planet and globular cluster
Location: Cherry Springs, Pennsylvania
Date: July 17, 2013
Media: graphite pencil, white paper, digitally inverted
Notes: 16″ Newtonian and 8 mm Ethos ocular, 225x. West left (arrow on sketch), north down. Pluto is indicated between two vertical dashes among stars. The nebulosity is the unresolved globular cluster Palomar 8. Sagittarius. The true conjunction was around 0 UT on July 15; the observation was made around 06:00 UT on July 17.


Omega Centauri (NGC 5139)

Omega Centauri (NGC 5139)
Omega Centauri (NGC 5139)

Aloha,

Out on my deck, too tired to set up the telescope this night, I observed with my 7×35 Nikon binocular instead.
Locating Omega Centauri amongst the trees was a treat, particularly since there was a lovely asterism of 6th & 7th magnitude stars beneath it that look like the Big Dipper with a curved tail.

Object: Omega Centauri, NGC 5139
Object Type: Globular Cluster
Location: ~4,000 elevation, Maui, Hawaii
Date: 4/17/12, 10:35pm
Media: White paper & pencil. Inverted with Photoscape


NGC 6642

NGC 6642
NGC 6642

This diminutive globular is at a distance of 25,000 LY’s, which is 2.5 times farther than M 22, yet, M 22 appears 21x larger through our telescopes! NGC 6642 is not just farther away, but smaller and fainter. My latest blog has details around my observation of M21 & NGC 6642 both well down in the weeds from my 52 deg north home in the UK.