Lunar Crater Plato

Crater Plato
Crater Plato

Please find attached a sketch of the lunar crater Plato and its environs….I used soft graphite pencils to do the sketch on cartridge paper. The colours were then inverted on the computer. This sketch is based on a number of observations I have made of Plato in the last year. I use a Meade LX90 GPS telescope. It has an aperture of 203mm. Plato is one of my favourite regions on the Moon as I love how the crater is filled with deep shadows when the sun is at a low angle. I also have a website with more of my photographic work at Photos of Weather.

My name: Kiran
Object Name: Plato
Object Type: Lunar Crater
Location: South East United Kingdom
Date of Sketch: 14th June 2015
Media: Graphite Pencils
Equipment: LX90 GPS (8 inch aperture)
Website: www.photosofweather.com

Many thanks
Kind Regards

Kiran


Blue Planetary

NGC 3918
NGC 3918

Hi ASOD. I’m from Lincoln, Argentina.

Blue Planetary is a Planetary Nebula in the constellation “Centauro”.

Object Name: NGC 3918/ Blue Planetary

Object Type: Planetary Nebula

Location: Lincoln, Argentina

Date: 12/04/2015 at 8:30 p.m.

Media: Pencils 6H, 4H, 2H, HB, B, 4B and 6B, white paper, red lantern and “Difumino”. Inverted with Photoshop.

Telescope: Meade Dobson 8″

Eyepiece: Ultra Wide Angle 6mm

Weather: Clear with some clouds

Seeing: Regular

I hope you enjoy the sketch. Regards & Good Luck!


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


Crater Gassendi

Crater Gassendi
Crater Gassendi

Object Name: Gassendi crater
Object Type: Moon
Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country)
Date: 29-5-2015
Media: graphite pencil on white paper.

Hi

This is a sketch of the crater Gassendi, one of the most beautiful “fractured floor craters” on the moon.

The sketch was made through my 6” achromatic refractor (TS Individual 152/900), binoviewer, a pair of 8 mm eyepieces and glasspath at 293x. The seeing was variable, usually bad but with very good moments of few seconds that allowed me to perceive the structure called “Rima Gassendi”: a pattern of fractures inside the crater.

I hope you to enjoy with this sketch.

If you wish to read more about this observational report and others, please visit the web of my astronomical group (www.laotramitad.org).

Best regards.

David Sedano


Needle tip end of the crescent Moon

l like the crescent Moon shining on the western sky in remained blue,vermilion hue just after sun set.

lt was always looked as most mysterious, beautiful, or with some a feeling of affection.

Of course l used to see not the horizon alone but l see beyond over in my mind trillions of trillions of moons rising on over its parent planets maybe from in our own galaxy to in the Hubble Deep Fields galaxies. Also l think about trillions of advanced civilizations.

J2-schamali -IMG_0345

J2-schamali -IMG_0344

Observed; 2014. 10.29 ( Original eyepiece sketch)

Painted; 2015. 6.5

320mm refractor x270

Graphite pencils, water color, acrylic color, white/black paper

Moon limb span; 50km for [A], 50km for [B], [A]&[B] to be connected

South Korea


Mariposa Pontiac

Messier 6
Messier 6

Hi ASOD!

On May 25th, I’ve sketched a famous, nice object: Messier 6, or “Butterfly Cluster”, a beautiful cluster near the end of the Scorpion, celebrating a historical date in Argentina: 205 years ago, argentinians started to organize a revolution against the Spanish Empire which succeed and helped a lot to declare our Independence six years after that initial revolution, now called “Mayo’s Revolution”, which happened on May 25th, 1810.

I used a newtonian telescope SW 150/750 f5, graphite pencils 4B, 2B and HB, on a white paper, and then edited with Photoshop tool.

As for the title, it’s the name of a famous argentinian rock song, called “Mariposa Pontiac/Rock del País” (translated: Pontiac Butterfly/Country’s Rock), from a very famous band here, “Los Redondos”.

Hope you like it!

Tomás


Cumulo Abierto en Cancer

Messier 67
Messier 67

Object Name: M67

Object Type: Open Cluster

Location: Leioa (Bizkaia) – Spain

Date: 2015-05-04 / 22h 15m U.T.

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

Telescope: Celestron C8-A XLT (SC-203/2032mm)

Eyepiece: Hyperion 13mm (156X)

Transparency: City Skies.

Location Constellation: Cancer

Assessments: I can see a bright star that I consult with the Stellarium program, I think it can be HIP 43519, the other very faint stars, it costs me perceive, after a while to adapt, I’m seeing a number of stars that make visually cluster resembles as a bunch of grapes, is what comes to mind.

Comentarios: Puedo ver una estrella brillante que consultando con el programa Stellarium, creo que puede ser HIP 43519, el resto de estrellas muy tenues, me cuesta percibirlas, tras un rato de adaptación voy viendo una serie de estrellas que hacen que visualmente el cúmulo se asemeje como a un racimo de uvas, es lo que me viene a la mente.


Sinus Iridum

Sinus Iridum
Sinus Iridum

Object Name: Sinus Iridum
Object Type: Moon zone
Location: Bolaños de Calatrava, Spain
Date: 30-03-2015
Media: graphite pencil, white paper

Telescope: SkyWatcher Evostar 90/900
Eyepiece: SkyWatcher UWA 7mm
Seeing: 3

Hi, this was my second drawing of the moon. It took me a long time to finish it but I couldn’t resist to draw the most beautiful part of our satellite in my opinion.


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.


Triad of Craters

Theophilus ,Cyrillus and Catharina
Theophilus ,Cyrillus and Catharina

Hello Artist of the nightsky! How are you? i come after long time and many problems,in my family and out….
But i not stopped my asketch activity.
I follow yours splendid works always……
i return to asod with my last Moon sketch made with my old Refractor Kenko 80/1000.
The sky was clear and i take my telescope and placed it on my roof in front my home.
The image was perfect,still and my eies was concentrated to tryade of craters: Theophilus ,Cyrillus and Catharina.
I see many shadow and particulars of surface……incredible show!!
I hope like you!
Ciao! Giorgio.

Site: Pergola,Marche,Center Italy.
Date: 24-25 April 2015
Moon phase: Crescent (6,9 days)
Instrument: Refractor Kenko 80/1000
eyepiece: 15mm + Barlow
Magnification: 133x
Seeing:Perfect,not at the end cause Moon very low
Temperature: Little cold,not wind.
Media: Graphite pencil on white paper Fabriano for sketches


Galaxia NGC4565 (La Aguja)

NGC4565
NGC4565

Hola;

El dibujo de esta preciosa galaxia la tenia prevista ya hace tiempo y ahora llego el momento de acerlo usando mi actual dobsom 12″ gotorizado por mi usando el sistema picgoto.
El dibujo fue realizado sobre una carta estelar de guide 9.0 con lapiz de grafito y luego invertido el color y fue dibujada observando la galaxia a 168X usando un ocular esplorer cientific 8.8mm de 82º.
La galaxia NGC4565 es uno de los mejores ejemplos de galaxia espiral vista de canto que se puede ver en la constelacion de coma verenices a una distancia de 47 millones de años luz y facilmente vista con telescopios de aficionado.
Esta galaxia es mas grande y luminosa que la galaxia de andromeda.

NGC 4565
Magnitud: 10.3
Eje mayor: 14.90 minutos de arco
Eje menor: 2.0

Espero que vos guste.

J.Tapioles

http://pastorgalactico.16mb.com/
http://pastorgalactico.blogspot.com.es/


English:

Hello;

The drawing of this beautiful galaxy had planned long ago and now it’s time to acerlo using my current dobsom 12 “gotorizado my picgoto using the system.
The drawing was done on a star chart to guide 9.0 with graphite pencil and then color inverted and was drawn by observing the galaxy 168x using an eye esplorer cientific 8.8mm 82º.
The galaxy NGC4565 is one of the best examples of spiral galaxy seen edge that can be seen in the constellation of verenices eat at a distance of 47 million light years away and easily seen with amateur telescopes.
This galaxy is larger and brighter than the Andromeda galaxy.

NGC 4565
Magnitude: 10.3
Major axis: 14.90 arc minutes
Minor axis: 2.0

I hope you like it.

J.Tapioles


C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) in Eridanus

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) - 6 January 2015
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – 6 January 2015

Comet Lovejoy C2014 Q2 in Eridanus
Comet sketched from Wailuku, Maui, HI
Elevation: 450 ft. January 6, 2015
This sketch was executed with pencil on white paper out in my yard and scanned to my MacBook. I reversed the color and labeled it in GIMP. This sketch was rendered when the comet was almost at its brightest in the constellation Eridanus. Although many observers didn’t see the tail as readily as this sketch reveals, I found that I could see it better with averted vision. SkySafari ranked it at a magnitude 5 at that time. In my notes I pointed out three stars almost in a line running west to east and two more further east on a NE to ENE axis, one of which is Struve 536, a double star with a separation of only 1.5 arc seconds. ZI Eri at magnitude 5.2 is to the NNE in line with the tail of the comet. As noted, I used a 2″ Explore Scientific 18mm eyepiece with no filter on a Vixen 104mm refractor. I noted a Transparency of 2 – 3 out of 5 and a Seeing of 4 out of 10. The moon was nearly full in Cancer and low in the east at the time.


Deep Sky Triple Sketch

Messier 86, 84, 8, and 42
Messier 86, 84, 8, and 42

Hi ASOD. I’m from Lincoln, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is a triple sketch made in “El Triunfo”, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Object Name: M86 (First Sketch), Lagoon Nebula (Second Sketch) and Orion Nebula (Third Sketch)

Object Type: Galaxy (M86), Emission Nebula (Lagoon) and Reflection Nebula (M42)

Location: El Triunfo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date: 19/04/2015

Media: Graphite Pencils 6H, 4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B. Inverted with Photoshop

Telescope: Meade Dobson 8″

Eyepiece: BST 18mm (M86 and Lagoon), SP 32mm (M42)

Weather: Clear

Seeing: Excellent

I hope you enjoy the drawings. Regards & Good Luck!


Small dwarf galaxy in Leo

Leo I
Leo I

Object Name Leo I
Object Type dwarf galaxy
Location Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Date 10.04.2015
Media graphite pencil, white paper, color invert
Telescope Newton 16” (400/1800) + Speers Waler 14mm
Seeing 2/5 (good)
Transparency 2/5 (good)
NELM 5,9 mag

Leo I is a dwarf galaxy in Leo constellation. It is also the most distant satellite of Milky Way.
The object is extremely hard to observe because of really low surface brightness and also proximity of Regulus.
You need good dark sky and nice transparency to catch this object. It is one of the small “night challenges”

Clear Sky
Łukasz


A Small Compilation of Asterisms

Asterisms
Asterisms

Dear ASOD!

I made a small compilation for some asterisms. These are not popular objects, and few amateur astronomers watching these group of stars. I think, you find very pretty star clusters in these catalogs: Alessi, Teutsch, O’Neal, Harrington, Slotegraaf, Ferrero, Markov, Streicher, ESO etc. You can see a lot of binoculars, and small telescope. I used this telescopes: 15X70 binoculars, 130/650 Newtonian reflector.

The objects you find here on sky:

1 – 03h28m -35°50′ (Fornax)
2 – 21h22m +02°55′ (Equuleus)
3 – 05h02m -31°36′ (Caelum)
4 – 02h29m +29°46′ (Triangulum)
5 – 05h39m -17°50′ (Lepus)
6 – 10h50m -09°55′ (Sextans)
7 – 08h23m +21°50′ (Cancer)
8 – 12h36m -12°05′ (Corvus) “Stargate cluster”
9 – 12h21m -29°00′ (Hydra)

I hope you like these some inserts of my drawings. This is a very interesting and exciting observation project. I wish to clear skies! 🙂

Viktor (from Hungary)


C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – 19 January 2015

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) - 19 January 2015
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – 19 January 2015

Hei ASOD!

I send one sketch from january of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) seen with 50X magn.
in my telescope. I could see two faint stripes in the beginning of the tail.
I used pencil (9B) on white paper and inverted. Info on my sketch.
Loc.: Trondheim, Norway.
I also used 10 x 50 binos, and could see a longer, faint tail to east!

Best wishes from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


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


The Foot of the Cross

Acrux
Acrux

On April first at 23:00 hs. in La Matanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina, I sketched Acrux, the brightest star in the constellation called “Southern Cross”, “Crux”, etc. This star is also known, in religious terms, as The Foot of the Cross, due to obvious location reasons.

It’s a nice double-star system done in white paper, with graphite 4B, 2B and HB2 pencils; after edited with Photoshop tool, while observing with a Newtonian SW 150/750 f5 telescope.

I liked the final results, so hope you like it too!

Tomás


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


Evolution of a Solar Prominence

H-Alpha Sun - 28 April 2015
H-Alpha Sun – 28 April 2015

On April 28th, I had the opportunity to follow the evolution of this very nice and long prominence.
That was made using a very small Lunt in Halpha (35mm) the total sketch time was less than 2h.
The full view sketch was made using black pencils HB and 4B on white paper and with the help of transparent paper for the active zones, inverted while scanning.
For the sun’s “comic” I sketch only on white paper with a HB pencil, I had no time to sketch more details and the other details were quite calm facing the prom evolution.
This kind of exercise is interesting because no space probe, nor camera are programmed or able to send us such a big number of photo’s and so quick. Let’s say this is another evidence why sketch is still an interesting technique, as is ASOD !.

The filament, origin of this prom is visible on the main sketch and on the first one of the sequence, after that the filament disappear. At the end I just add a digital color layer to my sketch with the use of Paint.net.

Thank you to you all for your interest and on top of that thank you to the ASOD team for their work.

Michel Deconinck
http://astro.aquarellia.com

H-Alpha Prominence Sequence
H-Alpha Prominence Sequence

Messier 109

Messier 109
Messier 109

Hi ASOD,

Please find hereby a recent sketch of the barred spiral galaxy M109 in Ursa Major, made during our astro-holiday in Northern France about a month ago. That night the sky completely cleared out with impressive SQM values around 21.6 – being amongst the highest possible in light-polluted Western Europe.

One of the objects scheduled to revisit was Messier 109, since it contains a complex barred spiral structure that is difficult to visually discern. Attentive averted vision under a dark sky though brings out these beautiful features!

Sketch details:

Location: 18 April 2015 – 23h54 UT – Grandpré (Fr)
Conditions: NELM 6.6 – SQM-L 21.6 – Seeing moderate
Optics: SCT C11 (279mm f/10) – Nagler 13mm (215x – FOV 23 arcm) – no filters
Media: graphite pencil on white paper, scanned & inverted using GIMP2

Notes:

Large diffuse face-on galaxy, displays a bright core containing a diagonal barred structure through a round, mottled glow. Attentive averted vision brings out a subtle theta-like structure, less intense at the eastern side and more pronounced on the northwest and southern outer side. The inside of the barred spiral, to the eastside of the core, appears more dark and contains a nice faint field star.

Additional observations of that night can be found in the deepsky database www.deepskylog.org

Clear nights !

Tom


Copernicus Crater

Copernicus
Copernicus

Object Name: Copernicus Crater
Object Type: Lunar Crater
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Date: 2 May 15
Media: Vine charcoal background, graphite pencil for the crater

I am very new at sketching, this being the first one I’d consider worthy of uploading. It was drawn from a photo of Copernicus crater I brought up on my computer screen as practice for the sketching course I’m currently taking. I’m still struggling to convey a sense of depth, as well as develop a rapid technique that I will need when I am at the eyepiece of my telescope.


The Zuben-eschmali & Fantasy

Zuben-eschmali
Zuben-eschmali

The Zuben-eschamali…. a old beautifuly Arabian-named emerald greenish blue star was lonely shineing that May night just a year ago when l firstly aimed fixed star with freshly constructed 13″ refractor at the highest power which can bears. For more than 2 decade l usealy like to see the fixed single stars of 3-0 mignitude range especially since from the time my 8″, 8.5″ glasses were used

and l looked Vega, Arcturus, Sirius, Capella, Alteir, or 2-3 mignitude stars like this one through 12,13″ glasses particularly at high power 950-1500x . l represented the Zubeneschmali as possible as l can do as you see here but the real thing was far from my humble art for in the 1480 magnification Nagler 2.5s window image l can explain nothing but it was eradiating beautifuly & magnificently, even l felt eerie emotions with the large but still sharpest star image ragely gushed out spokes of light bunches. To explain the 2.6 mag, 160 ly distant alien sun, l made some 20 pages eyepiece sketches with explanationes & l introduce here only one on the recent night Arcturus record as almost 2-0 mag suns to be looked similaly except colors , l named myself the 3 parts at the 1000-1480x images ( under 1000x the 3 parts could not be seen easily with its break downed parts ) as a Diffraction disk part(Airy disk) , 1st flames part , Spokes part …. one 1st flame exactly confrontations one spoke each other & total number of this star,s spokes was observed of 18-25 bunches at every 1/30 second because ca 3-4 rowes of radial spokes rotating each other in slight different directions that l could not represent it here for the spokes were so dynamic as each 3-4 rows spokes rotated once in a 1/50-1/30 seconds that may lie in a human eye,s limited captureing time spans so there l could observe the perspective among the 3-4 rows….

For the other explanations l have to omit as thousends words not equals to just you look through once.

With these observations of years l could more &more feel the fixed stars are alien suns like ours in not fictions (in papers or photos) but in reality, reality emotion… that l feel only just a few minutes for in a full one year,s automatic robotic diary life time span , stangely , in my private opinion , we humanbeing (include other species on earth?) have not yet the 7th sensor organ feel direct the existent emotions in cosmos.

l have to thanks for the pioneers who firstly sought the star parallaxes.

My humble instruments are imposing enough against the 5 billion doller HST at least when they aim fixed stars , if l seated in it with 15,000x power, it,ll show me nothing but a 1/10 diameter Airy disk of mine even the HST can,t show the Alien sun,s limb circle even in pinpoint size at all that tells the vastness of the interstellar space.

Zuben-eschmali
Zuben-eschmali

K.S. Min

Observed; 2014. 5

Painted ; 2015. 5

320mm refractor x1480

Graphite pencils, water color, acrylic& oil color, white paper 30x45cm (working time; 4 hours)

Himax follows the Blackmax climing snowy hills where on a old Taoism landscaped alien planet in the Zubeneschamalli solar system

Photographed in a room w/ lights with a Canon 450d camera

South Korea


Jupiter – 1 April 2015

Jupiter - 1 April 2015
Jupiter – 1 April 2015

Hi,

This sketch of my favorite planet of the solar system, that day their moons aligned, the great red spot and below this, the shadow of Europe, the picture was very rewarding and enjoyed meeting observation, but since the city only allows this type comments, try to have a place for these events really impressive. The original sketch was reduced and adjusted as is the eyepiece.

Best regards.
Roberto.

Jupiter and Moons - 1 April 2015
Jupiter and Moons – 1 April 2015

Object name: Jupiter
Object type: Planet
Location: Madrid City ( Spain )
Date: 1 April 2015
Hour: 22:15 < 23:20 Media: Graphite pencil, processed and inverted gimp 2.8 Optical equipment: Dobsonian telescope 10'' F/5 Eye piece Ethos 8mm + Barlow 2x Magnification 317x Sky conditions: Seeing 3/5. http://dibujodelcielonocturno.blogspot.com.es/


Venus

Venus
Venus

I have a new submission for you. I have been working on this series of our solar system for some time now and plan to complete it someday. Each one has been a labor of love.

Object Name Venus
Object Type Planet
Location studio
Date completed 4/1/15
Media graphite on archival paper

Thank you!

Erika McGinnis

www.erikamcginnisart.com
visit me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/erika.mcginnis.1


Messier 104 – The Sombrero Galaxy

Messier 104
Messier 104

• Object Name: Messier 104 – The Sombrero Galaxy

• Object Type: Spiral galaxy

• Location: Pueblonuevo del Bullaque – Spain

• Date: 2015.2.22

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

• Inverted color and stars with GIMP 2.8

Observation notes:

Los objetos más importantes se les suele echar un vistazo siempre que están a nuestro alcance, pero las sensaciones son siempre distintas en cada observación. Antes de esta observación y no sé porque, esta notable galaxia, nunca me había llamado la atención.

The most important objects are often look so long as they are within our reach, but the feelings are always different in each observation. Before this observation and not know why, this remarkable galaxy, never caught my attention.

Greetings to all visitors of this page.

Pedro Villamiel
Alcorcon, Madrid 20.02.2015


Jupiter – 3 April 2015

JUPITER - 3 April 2015
Jupiter – 3 April 2015

Object Name: Jupiter
Object Type: planet
Location: Penalver (Spain)
Date: 3-4-2015
Media: graphite pencil on white paper, captured with digital camera and processed with Gimp.

Hi This is a sketch of the planet Jupiter made throught my 6” achromatic refractor (TS Individual 152/900), binoviewer, a pair of 8 mm eyepieces and glasspath that gave me 293x. The seeing was very good during all the observation, allthought the arriving of high clouds at 01:00 am ended with the fun.

It was remarcable the wedge that seems to divide the NEB and a bright patch between this belt and NTB that reminds a great oval.

I hope you to enjoy with this sketch.

If you wish to read more about this observational report and others, please visit the web of my astronomical group (www.laotramitad.org).

Best regards.

David Sedano


Nova Sagittarii 2015

Nova Sagittarii 2015
Nova Sagittarii 2015

Hi ASOD. I’m from Lincoln, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is a sketch made in “El Triunfo”, Argentina. See this types of object are important opportunities for see different object than usually. I’m very lucky for have seen this Nova.

Object Name: Nova Sagittarii 2015

Object Type: Nova

Location: El Triunfo, Argentina

Date: 19/04/2015 at 2:30 a.m.

Media: Pencils 6H, 4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, white paper and inverted with PS

Telescope: Meade Dobson 8″

Eyepiece: BST 18mm

Weather: Clear

Seeing: Excellent

I hope you enjoy the sketch. Regards & Good Luck!


C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – 13 January 2015

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) - 13 January 2015
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – 13 January 2015

Object Name C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
Object Type comet
Location Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Date 13.01.2015
Media graphite pencil, white paper, color invert
Telescope binocular Leidory 22×100
Seeing 3/5 (medium)
Transparency 3/5 (medium)
NELM 6 mag

In January 2015 comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was really bright.
In big 22×100 bino view was really breathtaking.

Clear Sky
Łukasz


Messier 51 and NGC 5195

Messier 51 and NGC 5195
Messier 51 and NGC 5195

ASOD: ” M51 and NGC 5195″

Object Name: Messier 51 and NGC 5195

Object Type: Galaxy

Date: 04/12/15

Location: A Coruña, Galicia. Spain.

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

Dobson 305 mm and Vixen LVW 17 mm (88x)

Seein: 2/5 (regular-bad)

This is my draw of this beautiful pair of galaxies. That night the seeing was not very good and Jupiter vision was suffering a lot, so I pointed at some galaxies. My north sky has some luminic contamination so the sky background is not totally dark. Nonetheless M51 shows a very contrasted image. I could see two arms and a darker space between them. The end of the arm opposite to NGC 5195 had weaker light but the arm that touches 5195 was clearly visible. A wonderful sight¡¡