NGC 2266

NGC 2266
NGC 2266

• Object Name: NGC 2266

• Object Type: Open cluster

• Location: San Martín de Montalbán Spain

• Date: 2015/03/14

• Media: Graphite Pencil HB 2, torchon 1 and 130g drawing sheet

• Inverted color GIMP 2.8

Notas de observación:

NGC 2266 es un cúmulo abierto en la constelación de Geminis; fácil de encontrar; se encuentra a 1º 50’ de la estrella epsilon. Unas cartas de mag. 6,5 son suficientes para localizarle.

De magnitud 9.5, no lo aprecio en el buscador de 9x.

Es un pequeño y llamativo grupo bien separado del fondo que se halla en un campo estelar rico.

Tiene forma de triángulo, en el que destaca uno de sus lados formado por una cadena arqueada de varias estrellas brillantes, cuya magnitud va descendiendo gradualmente desde una de las estrellas de una esquina (mag. 9).

Concentrado al medio, con dos docenas de estrellas pequeñas diseminadas irregularmente y con un fondo moteado debido a las estrellas que no son resolubles con este equipo.

De tamaño considerablemente grande, unos 5’ o 6’.

Observation notes:

NGC 2266 is an open cluster in the constellation Gemini, easy to find; 1 is at 50 ‘of the star epsilon. Letters of mag. 6.5 are sufficient to locate. Magnitude 9.5 do not appreciate it in the search box 9x.

Is on small and striking good fund separate group that is in a rich star field.

It is a triangle, which highlights one side formed by a curved chain of several bright stars, whose magnitude gradually descending from one of the stars of a corner (mag. 9).

Concentrated in the middle, with two dozen small stars scattered irregularly and with a mottled background because the stars are not solvable with this team.

Considerably large, about 5 ‘or 6’.

Greetings to all visitors of this page.

PVG. Alcorcon, Madrid 2015/06/10


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


Messier 44 with Meade ETX 70AT

Messier 44
Messier 44

Object Name: M44 (Praesepe/El Pesebre)

Object Type: Open Cluster

Location: Leioa (Bizkaia) – Spain

Date: 2015-04-01 / 23h 35m U.T.

Media: White paper, HB graphite pencil, scanned and inverted/processed with Photoshop

Telescope: Meade ETX 70AT

Eyepiece: Hyperion zoom 8-24mm a 8mm (44X)

Transparency: City Skies.

Location Constellation: Cancer

Assessments:I use the zoom eyepiece at 8mm position (44X), center brighter area of cluster and start to draw what I see, initially see little stars, and as I start acclimating sight see more stars and more clearly, some brightest stars and other stars least, I drawing that I saw, the Moon is almost full and does not help in the observation and I greatly clear sky.

Comentarios: Utilizo el ocular zoom en la posición de 8mm (44X), centro la parte mas brillante y comienzo a dibujar lo que veo, al principio veo pocas estrellas, pero a medida que voy aclimatando la vista comienzo a ver mas estrellas y mas claramente, unas mas brillantes y otras menos, dibujo las que voy viendo, el que la Luna este casi llena no ayuda en la observación ya que me aclara mucho el cielo.

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

https://acercandoelcosmos.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/m44-el-pesebre-cumulo-abierto-en-cancer/

Thank you and best regards


Cluster of Gems

NGC 3293
NGC 3293

Hi ASOD. My name is Renato Trono Figueras. I’m 15 years old. I’m from Lincoln, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Object Name: NGC 3293

Object Type: Open Cluster

Location: Lincoln, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date: 01/03/2015

Media: Graphite Pencil- 2H, 4H, HB, 2B and 4B- PS

Telescope: Celestron 114mm/900mm

Eyepiece: SP 32mm

Seeing: Regular

Transparency: Regular

Weather: Clear

I hope you post my sketch soon. Thanks you very much!

Regards & Nice Skys


NGC1502 and Kemble’s Cascade

NGC1502 and Kemble's Cascade
NGC1502 and Kemble’s Cascade

This sketch contains the open cluster NGC 1502 and an asterism made up of a 2 1/2° chain of stars that forms a line from the cluster towards the northwest called Kemble’s Cascade. Kemble’s Cascade was so named by the late Walter Scott Houston, who authored Sky and Telescope’s magazine column “Deep Sky Wonders” for decades. Lucian Kemble was the person who sent Houston a description and drawing of the cascade.


Southern Sky

Crux, Lambda centauri, Eta carinae, Pléyades del sur
Crux, Lambda centauri, Eta carinae, Pléyades del sur

English:
Hi ASOD, in my country there are not a good average of cloudless nights, and that to say of my city, however the weather of January and February has left draw these sectors of south sky with my binoculars 10×50.

Spanish:
Hola ASOD, en mi país no hay un buen promedio de noches despejadas y que decir de mi ciudad, sin embargo el clima de principio de año me ha dejado dibujar estos 4 sectores del cielo sur con mis binoculares 10×50.

1. Crux: 23 feb 2015, 06:7 UT.
2. Lambda centauri: 14 jan 2015, 07:58 UT.
3. Eta carinae: 12 jan 2015, 07:46 UT.
4. Pléyades del sur: 07 jan 2015, 07;32 UT.

Location: Medellín, Colombia.
Media: Graphite Pencil- 2H, HB, 2B, PS invert.
Optical instrument: Celestron Binoculars 10×50.

this are me first contribution, I hope you will enjoy it.


The double cluster in Perseus

NGC 884 & NGC 889
NGC 884 & NGC 889

Hola!

The double cluster in Perseus has always been a challenge for me. But when I came across an impressive dark sky, I did my best and this is the result.

I hope you like it.

Object Name: NGC 884 & NGC 889 The double cluster in Perseus
Object Type: Open Cluster
Constellation: Perseus; R.A.: 2h 20m; Dec: 57° 08′
Location: Pelayos de la Presa, Madrid, Spain
Date: April 14th 2015 22:00 h.(CET)
Temperature: 2 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

Regards and clear skies!


Messier 48

Messier 48
Messier 48

Hi ASOD. My name is Renato Trono Figueras. I’m 15 years old. I’m from Lincoln, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Object Name: M48

Object Type: Open Cluster

Location: Lincoln, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date: 01/03/2015

Media: Graphite Pencil- 2H, 4H, HB, 2B and 4B- PS

Telescope: Celestron 114mm/900mm

Eyepiece: SP 32mm

Seeing: Regular

Transparency: Regular

Weather: Clear

I hope you post my sketch soon. Thanks you very much!

Regards & Nice Skys


El Joyero Bajo la Luna

El Joyero
El Joyero

Este es el segundo dibujo que hago de este cúmulo abierto. Decidí volver a retratarlo bajo condiciones distintas de observación, esta vez había Luna llena y la idea es comparar ambas condiciones de observación. El seeing no era muy bueno, la atmósfera presentaba turbulencias que desenfocaban la imagen por momentos.

El dibujo fue realizado con papel y lápiz, posteriormente procesado en Photoshop para invertir los colores y simular el efecto de resplandor que genera la luna en el cielo. Además agregué algo de color a las estrellas, tal como las veo a través del ocular (huygens 25mm), pero los colores se atenuaron un poco al fusionar una capa celeste para dar el tono de luz de Luna al fondo. En realidad deberían verse los azules y el rojo de la estrella central más vivos. El equipo que utilicé para realizar el sketch es un telescopio reflector marca Helios, de 114mm de apertura y 900mm de distancia focal. El dibujo fue realizado desde Pergamino, Buenos Aires.

Spanish-English Translation via Google Translate

This is the second drawing I do this open cluster. I decided to portray under different viewing conditions, this time there was full moon and the idea is to compare both conditions of observation. The seeing was not very good, the atmosphere had desenfocaban image turbulence at times.

The drawing was done with paper and pencil, then processed in Photoshop to invert the colors and simulate the glow effect generated by the moon in the sky. Also I added some color to the stars, as I see through the eyepiece (huygens 25mm), but the colors are dimmed a little by fusing a celestial layer to set the tone of moonlight in the background. Actually should be blue and red brighter central star. The team I used to do the sketch is a reflector telescope Helios brand, 114mm aperture and 900mm focal length. The drawing was made from Parchment, Buenos Aires.


Southern Gems

NGC3293 - Gem Cluster
NGC3293 – Gem Cluster

Object Name: NGC3293 – Gem Cluster
Object Type: Open Cluster
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: 02/24/15
Media: HB, 2H, 3H. pencil rubber, color pastels, Photoshop.
Telescope: SkyWatcher Maksutov 5″.
Eyepiece: Explore Scientific 14mm 82º (107x).
Conditions: Poor seeing, heavy light pollution.
Observations: Young and compact open cluster in Carina. Lots of unresolved double stars.


Open Cluster NCG 2477

NCG 2477
NCG 2477

Object Name: NGC 2477.
Object Type: Open Cluster.
Location: San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Conditions: Good transparency, bad seeing.
Date: 18/02/15.
Media: 2B, 2H, HB, blend and PS.
Telescope: Meade LB 12″ on equatorial tracking platform.
Eyepiece: BST Explorer 18mm (x84) .

One of the best open clusters of the sky and my all time favorite!


A Vision of the Past

NGC 2516
NGC 2516

Hi ASOD. My name is Renato Trono Figueras. I’m 15 years old. I’m from Lincoln, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Object Name: NGC 2516/ C96

Object type: Open Cluster

Location: A rural village called “El Triunfo”, Argentina.

Date: 22/01/2015

Media: Digital Tools

Telescope: Celestron Powerseeker 114mm/900mm – 4.5″

Eyepiece: SP 32mm

Seeing: Excellent

Transparency: Excellent

Weather: Clear

I hope you post my sketch soon. Thanks you very much!

Regards & Good Luck


Doble Cúmulo de Perseo The Double Cluster in Perseus

The Perseus Double Cluster  two large open clusters in the constellation Perseus
The Perseus Double Cluster two large open clusters in the constellation Perseus

***Please click on sketch for full size image***

Object Name: NGC 869 and NGC 884 “Double Cluster The Perseo”
Object type : Open Clusters
Location : Zone Observatory AAM Bonilla-Spain
Date: Part 1: 2 hours 25 October 2014. Part 2: 2h January 10, 2015

New 10 ” TFOV 2º x 3.2 ° 40x SQM 21.3

With the GIMP and inverted color and have given color to any star.

Pleasant evening with cold and good company.

Salud y buenos cielos.

Pedro.


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!


Near Orion-NGC 1980-1981

NGC 1981, a young star cluster with nebulosity in the constellation Orion
NGC 1981, a young star cluster with nebulosity in the constellation Orion
NGC 1980, a small open cluster with nebulosity near M42 in the constellation Orion
NGC 1980, a small open cluster with nebulosity near M42 in the constellation Orion

Object Name : NGC 1980-1981
Object Type Nebula
Location: Argentina-Provincia de Buenos Aires-Monasterio
Date: 13/12/2014
Media graphite pencil, white paper, digital tools.
All observations be performed with a motorized telescope Eq2 130-900 refelctor and eyepieces BST 12MM (75x).
Seeing 7/10.
The region where the Great Nebula in Orion is accompanied by these two objects that sometimes is a little lost in the majesty of M42. in these drawings I wanted to highlight the stars reflecting part of the nebulosity of these young clusters

Español:
Todas las observaciones ser realizaron con un telescopio 130-900 Eq2 motorizado con oculares BST 12 MM (75x).
Seeing 7/10.
La región donde se encuentra la Gran Nebulosa de Orion esta acompañada por estos dos objetos que a veces queda un poco perdido por la majestuosidad de M42. en estos dibujos quise remarcar las estrellas que reflejan parte de la nebulosidad de dichos jóvenes cúmulos

Sebastian Castagna
Estación Vientos del Sur


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.


The Butterfly Cluster M6

Messier 6, "The Butterfly Cluster" in the constellation Scorpius
Messier 6, “The Butterfly Cluster” in the constellation Scorpius

Butterfly Cluster M6
Open Cluster
Hartesbeespoort Dam South Africa
28th October (2014)
Graphite Pencil, smartphone photo using the invert function on PS phone app.

In Southern Skies at the moment and made the most of the opportunity to sketch some really nice deep sky objects in and around the teapot including M7 and the Lagoon Nebula (with Mars adjacent to it)


M29 The Cooling Tower and Surroundings

Messier 29, an open star cluster in the constellation Cygnus
Messier 29, an open star cluster in the constellation Cygnus

I was watching around Cygnus and ran into M29. I found the surroundings were as spectacular as the cluster, so I opened the field and started to draw keeping the cluster to the right.

Object Name: M29 – The cooling Tower NGC6913
Object Type: Open Cluster
Constellation: Cygnus A.: 20h 23m 56s; Dec: +38° 31.4′
Location: Pelayos de la Presa – Madrid – Spain.
Date: October 18th 2014 22:30 h.(CET)
Temperature: 15 ºC
Seeing: 3/5
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!!