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 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.


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


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!!


Mel 20 the Alfa Persei Cluster

Mellote 20, Collinder 39 aka "The Alpha Persei Cluster"
Mellote 20, Collinder 39 aka “The Alpha Persei Cluster”

• Object Name: Mel 20
• Object type: Open cluster
• Location: Pelayo de la Presa Spain
• Date: December 22, 2013
• Media: Graphite Pencil HB 2 and 130g drawing sheet
• Inverted Color and processed: GIMP 2.8

– Search 9×50, 5th TFOV. Pedro Villamiel.

The image offered by this huge and remarkable cluster is, for me, the most rewarding of heaven.

Quietly watching him with binoculars is a pleasure.

October 8, 2014, Alcorcon-Madrid, Pedro Villamiel.


Caroline’s Rose

NGC 7789, "Caroline's Rose" aka "The White Rose Cluster" is a open cluster in the constellation Cassiopeia
NGC 7789, “Caroline’s Rose” aka “The White Rose Cluster” is a open cluster in the constellation Cassiopeia

Hi,

Please accept my sketch of NGC7789, Caroline’s Rose. It is a wonderful open cluster in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is one of my first objects sketched for the Astronomical League’s new sketching observing program. The program requires you to make 75 sketches from a list of about 114 objects. The sketch was made from a fellow club member’s observing field near Green Bay, WI using my 10” Discovery Dobsonian telescope at 80x. For those of you belonging to the AL, I would highly recommend you taking a look at this program. For this sketch I used 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 – NGC7789
Object Type – Open Cluster
Location – Near Green Bay, WI US
Date – 9/23/2014
Media – graphite pencil, blending stumps and white paper. Image colors inverted using Paint.net


Open Cluster NGC 6940 in Vulpecula

NGC 6940, an open cluster in the constellation Vulpecula
NGC 6940, an open cluster in the constellation Vulpecula

Greetings to all the ASOD community, I share this sketch of a fascinating open cluster in the constellation Vulpecula. It is amazing the eyepiece, lots of stars of various magnitudes with asterisms of all forms in the imagination and also a double star, all accompanied by the gaseous layer that surrounds the star cluster. Very good image even at low power.

Best regards.

Object name: NGC6940
Object type: Open Cluster
Location: Pueblonuevo del bullaque Ciudad Real ( Spain )
Date: 29 August 2014
Hour: 00:00 < 00:00
Media: Graphite pencil, processed and inverted gimp 2.8
Optical equipment: Televue Genesis SDF 101 F 5,4 Eye piece Ethos 8mm
Magnification 67x True field 1,5°
Sky conditions: Transparency 3/5 Seeing 2/5. Temperature 15,9°C / RH 53% SQM 21,40 Bortle 3/9

http://dibujodelcielonocturno.blogspot.com.es/ web site


The Omega Nebula

Messier 17, "The Omega Nebula"
Messier 17, “The Omega Nebula”

Object Name Omega nebula or M17
Object Type Nebula
Location El Picacho (Cádiz)
Date 08/26/2014
Media graphite pencil, processed for inverting black with Photoshop software
Telescope: Dobson Meade LB 12″
Eye: Ethos 17 mm + UHC
Observing conditions: SQML 21,10
Greetings and thank you very much
Web: http://observandoeluniverso.blogspot.com.es/
Javier Perez (javi_cad)

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Mi blog de astronomía Observando el Universo.

http://observandoeluniverso.blogspot.com/


NGC 6819 The Foxhead Cluster

NGC 6819, "The Foxhead cluster" in the constellation Cynus
NGC 6819, “The Foxhead cluster” in the constellation Cynus

• Object Name: NGC 6819 “Cluster Foxhead”
• Object Type: Open cluster

• Location: Pueblonuevo de Bullaque Spain
• Date: August 24, 2014

• Media: Graphite Pencil HB 2, torchon 1 and 130g drawing sheet
Inverted color and processed GIMP 2.8

New 10” dob telescope. 110x. TFOV 45′

Object Elevation +85 º. Male 6,2. 20º C. Moisture 40 º/º.

Greetings to all visitors of this page. PVG. Alcorcon, Madrid 08/28/2014


Light vs Dark – the Ink Spot and a lovely open cluster

The Ink Spot, B86 & NGC 6570
The Ink Spot, B86 & NGC 6570

Hi all,

This was the first sketch I completed at Astrofest in Queensland, Australia. I’ve been wanting to sketch this beautiful dark nebula ever since I first laid eye on it some three years ago. This dark nebula, B86, goes by the popular name of “The Ink Spot”. It sits smack bang in the centre of the densest star cloud in the whole sky, the Cloud of Sagittarius. And what sets it off even more is B86 has a gorgeous bright open cluster right next to it, NGC 6570. Both objects are more-or-less the same size as each other, even though both are not very large themselves. But it is the juxtaposition of these two very different objects against the blaze of the Milky Way that makes this pair a spectacular pairing.

Dark nebulae are clouds of dust and gas that are drifting through the Milky Way galaxy. Many of these conglomerations of dust and gas do end up being formed into stars and planets, but most just end up forming the fabric of the galaxy. In fact, the stars that we see actually only form a small percentage of the actual mass of galaxies. By far the greatest amount of a galaxy’s mass comes from this very dust and gas. The Ink Spot is a small patch of cloud. It is a very opaque nebula too. Dark nebulae are categorised according to their opacity, or how dark they are. The scale of opacity goes from 1 (very tenuous) through to 6 (very opaque). While the opacity of The Ink Spot may be a 5, it is because that it sits in the Cloud of Sagittarius that makes is a striking object.

The little open cluster NGC 6520 really works very well in setting off B86. Open clusters are groupings of stars that are all related to each other having been formed out of the same parent cloud of gas and dust. Evidence for this is seen in the spectra of the stars displaying the same chemical make up. The brothers and sisters of our own Sun have been identified this way, with the same chemical signature as our Sun having been identified in several close by stars even though the Sun’s ‘siblings’ have long drifted off away from each other. Open clusters are loose groupings, so even though they formed from the same source, their gravitational connection to each other is not strong enough to keep the group together for too long.

For me, this tiny patch of sky is one of my most favourite. Tiny and oh so precious. Brilliant, dark, stark, ghostly. All in one. Gorgeous.

Alexander Massey.

Object: The Ink Spot, B86 & NGC 6570
Telescope: 17.5″ push-pull Karee dob
Gear: 13mm LVW, 154X
Location: Linville, Queensland, Australia
Date: 24th July, 2014
Media: Soft pastel, charcoal and white ink on A4 size black paper.
Duration: approx. 3hrs


NGC 6520 and Barnard 86

NGC 6520 and Barnard 86
NGC 6520 and Barnard 86

Object Name: NGC 6520 and Barnard 86.
RA: 18h 03m 25.1s; Dec: -27° 53′ 28″
Magnitude: 7.6
NGC 6520 size: 6′
Distance: 6,000 light-years approx.
Constellation: Sagittarius.
Type: Open Cluster and Dark Nebula.
Description NGC 6520: Cl, pS, Ri, lV, st 9 … 13
Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN
Date: July 24, 2014.
Time: 00:10 UT.
Material used: pastel pencils and white ink on black paper. Inverted image with Photoshop.
Celestron Telescope S/C 8″ Mount Cgt-5
Eyepiece: LV-M 22mm; Magnification: 92x.
Condition: 21.39 SQM. Temperature: 16º. Humidity 29%. Calm wind.


Three Months of the Double Cluster

The Perseus Double Cluster, NGC 869 and NGC 884 - three month sketch
The Perseus Double Cluster, NGC 869 and NGC 884 – three month sketch
NGC 869 and NGC 884, The Perseus Double Cluster annotated
NGC 869 and NGC 884, The Perseus Double Cluster annotated

object Name – 3 months sketch ngc869 ngc884

[Location]
But-gogae Gosong-ri Yangdong-myeon Yangpyeong-gun Gyeonggi-do S.KOREA—–[6day observations]
International Observatory(Yard) Yongcheon-ri Yangpyeong-gun Gyeonggi-do S.KOREA—–[2day observations]

Media – pencil, charcoal
Paper – AQUARELLE ARCHES(Cold press)white Paper. [54.5cm x 78.8cm]
XQ 10″ Dob(f5) / ES 100′ 14mm “89x”

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Perseus double cluster ngc869,ngc884

Under the night sky….
3 months sketch ngc869 ngc884..
2012. October start. 2013. January 11 END…..

click to image big size.


The Pleiades

Messier 45, The Pleiades Open Cluster
Messier 45, The Pleiades Open Cluster

ASOD: ” The Pleiades”

Object Name: The Pleiades, Messier 45

Object Type: Open Cluster

Date: 12/3/2013

Location: A Coruña, Galicia. Spain.

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

Nikon Astroluxe 10×70

Seein: 3/5 (good)

One of our favourite cluster, M45 is a real handful of gems in the sky.
The sketch was done in two steps. I did the main draw in first night and correct some positions in the second night.