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.
Eje mayor: 14.90 minutos de arco
Eje menor: 2.0
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.
Major axis: 14.90 arc minutes
Minor axis: 2.0
Object Name Leo I
Object Type dwarf galaxy
Location Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
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”
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!
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
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
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.
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¡¡
Object Name: NGC 4527, NGC 4533 and NGC 4536.
Location: Doyle, Bs. As., Argentina. Star party!
Date: 14/03/2015. 1 AM.
Conditions: Very good transparency, bad seeing. Rural sky.
Media: 2B, HB, 2H, blend stump and PS for color.
Telescope: Meade LB 12″ on equatorial tracking platform.
Eyepiece: ES 24mm 68º, BST 18mm 60º and TMB II 6mm 60º (for NGC 4533).
Hi ASOD! Here’s my sketch of this stunning pair (or trio) of galaxies located in the constellation of Virgo. I stumbled across these galaxies by mistake when I was searching the quasar 3c 273, lucky me!
Object Name (NGC 4666 and ASASSN-14LP)
Object Type (Galaxy and Supernova)
Location (Observatoire Astronomique de Bauduen – Provence France)
Date (2014 12 21)
Media (graphite pencil, white paper, just rapid usage of Paint.net to invert the B&W)
Here’s the sketch I made while looking at this galaxy. The mag. estimation I did is far better than expected : 11.2.
A target easy to find because the galaxy NGC 4666 is quite big and very close to gamma Virgo with a confortable magnitude, but the SN is very close to the galactic centrum, only 12 sec of arc!!, so to separate the two lights the use of the 24″ helps a lot.
NGC2525 is love from my location in Puppis and is very attractive.
I was using the 505mm mirror, cooled Watec 120N+ video camera, sketching form the monitor image onto cartridge paper with draughtsman 0.3 ink pen for brighter star images, HB pencil for fainter ones, 3B pencil for galaxy detail which is then worked with a blending stump and eraser to achieve the desired match with the screen image, the whole sketch is then scanned and inverted to give a realistic view.
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)
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
Telescope: Reflector Eq2 motorized 130-900.
Eyepiece: BST 18MM (50X)
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.
I send this galaxy N.G.C. 5322 in Ursa Major, round and compact and
on a lonely part in U.Maj.. Fairly easy to find. Info on my sketch!
I used pencil on white paper and inverted.
Loc.: Trondheim, Norway.
Best wishes and clear skies from Per-Jonny Bremseth.
I grabbed an observation of a real cracking Arp galaxy in Leo Minor before work this morning at 05.30am. The sky was the most transparent that I have enjoyed in 2014 thus far.
I hope that my sketch and detail map of Arp 206 are of interest?
This galaxy in Sculptor is commonly known as the Silver Coin galaxy and is designated NGC 253 (Caldwell 65). It is a beautiful, large, bright galaxy with a mottled appearance and known to be producing huge numbers of new stars. This spiral galaxy is about 12 million light years away from us and glows at visual magnitude 8.
This target is located at: R.A. 00 hrs. 47.5 min. Dec. -25° 17’
This is a must sketch target.
Time: 12:15 am – 11:30 am local time October 17, 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.
Object Name: NGC 253 (Sculptor Galaxy)
Object Type: Galaxy
Location: Iglesuela (Spain)
Media: Graphite pencil, white paper, scanned and inverted with paint
Telescope: Newton 6″ f5 + Hyperion 13mm (57x)
Notes: This is a beautiful galaxy, it is big an brilliant and it looks like silver coin (also called “moneda de plata”). Although that object does not reach much above the horizon, I can discern entire galaxy (or almost) easily and the core shows more brilliant. The galaxy is elongated and thin because it is edgewise.
Not up to the quality of recent CCD images but something I certainly found pretty
exciting Abell 70 and friend in Aquila. I know that Abdrew Robertson has taken a look
after I shared this with him, so I hope that it inspires other too.
Here is my blog that accompanies the sketch:
I have been ‘told’ reminded and prompted regarding my lack
of astronomical activity this summer! I hold my hands up, guilty as charged I
cry, there are a couple of short tales from the sky that I have failed to share
here, but in general, I have been off elsewhere! Playing harmonicas, painting, and
drawing watching bands, associating with hot rodders in my truck, playing with
bee hives, building large garden structures and generally having a good time!
OK I get the message, astronomy is not for neglecting and I feel guilty so I’m back
and will make every endeavour to keep it that way.
With a stiff talking too from my friend Keith on Sunday
evening ringing in my eyes, the clear Monday evening sky forced me into the
observatory, the cob webs were incredible; it took me a while to clear the
worst of them. I set up the scope, plugged in the leads, opened the stiff roof
sections and pointed the scope skywards. It was only dusk, but I was eager to
make amends for my inactivity, I didn’t have a target in mind, so I thought
something bright, a revisit perhaps, to ease myself back into things. I flicked
through a few of the books on the shelf for inspiration, the scope was supposedly
pointing at Altair in Aquila, so something in that constellation would be good,
short hops would keep things accurate, I thought.
Nothing so far, until I looked through Kepple and Sanner,
last image for Aquila was Abell 70, no pencil tick on it so I hadn’t observed
it previously, mag 14.5 the text said hmmmm… hardly a bright object but well
with ‘scope’ excuse the pun.
OK target object decided upon, I went indoors for my evening
meal and got back into the obsy around 20.00. I got the scope aligned on Altair,
focus was out I tweaked that, so was collimation, I tweaked that, but really
another pair of hands were needed so it certainly wasn’t spot on, but it would
do! The sky was hazy, certainly not a great night. I hopped to Abell 70 aka PK
38-25.1 via a couple of brighter stars, re-syncing at each stop. Another short
slew and I turned up the camera gain and dialled in 15sec exposure and there it
was, small in the 12’ x 12’ fov, a truly round and fairly faint ring nebula,
but what was that going on along one side, it looked like an edge on galaxy,
with a core considerably brighter that the shell ring nebulosity of Abell 70. I
looked up Abell 70 on the web and sure enough there was a distant back ground
galaxy designated PMN J2033-0656 that made this observation, unusual and
special. I increased the cameras exposure to my max of 20 seconds and made a
sketch, the increased time exposure pulled out the central star, tiny but sharp
it also showed up another star close to nebula that I wasn’t able to see at 15
secs. I didn’t use the usual BAA observing form to sketch and
record rather reaching for black art paper and rendering the ghostly ring and
galaxy using white watercolour pencil and blending stump.
I was delighted at this observation after anticipating a ‘soft’ option for my return,
I was back with a bang, catching a new object with an unexpected added attraction!
Boy I have missed this observing malarkey, thanks to all who have given me stick
over not observing
Object Name: NGC 55
Object Type: Galaxy
Location: Star Part of the Forum Espacio Profundo, Doyle, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Media graphite pencil, white paper, Photoshop.)
Telecope: 130-900 Eq2 -BST 18MM- 50X
Object Name: M51
Object Type: Galaxy
Location: Morella (Spain)
Date: 30/07/2014 – 22:18 UTC
Media: white paper, graphite pencil, 7B, HB, scanned and inverted with Paint
Equipment: GSO Newton 6″ f/5 + Hyperion 13mm (57x)
Sky conditions: Very good seeing and transparency, no light pollution and clear sky
Notes: At the eyepiece field I can see two white cores of different brightness and size, surrounded by a faint and grey nebulosity. M51B(smallest galaxy) has elliptical nebulosity and M51A has round nebulosity. It’s not difficult reveal two spiral arms around M51A’s core, which one of them ends in M51B. This is my first astronomy sketch.
Object Name: M31 y M32
Object Type: Galaxy
Location: Leioa (Bizkaia) – Spain
Date: 2014-02-05 / 21h 15m U.T.
Media: White paper, 4B, 2B y HB graphite pencil, scanned and inverted with Photoshop
Telescope: Celestron OMNI 127 XLT
Eyepiece: Skywatcher LET 25mm (50X)
Transparency: Clear, City Skies.
Location Constellation: Andromeda
Assessments: M31 appears as a soft spot with a faint gray color, with a rounded shape. M32 looks like a star faded, dull and dim. clearly within the field only saw it 6 stars, I could sometimes see some more but very faint.
Comentarios: M31 aparece como una suave mancha, con un tenue color gris, con una forma redondeada. M32 parece una estrella difuminada, sin brillo y muy tenue. claramente dentro del campo solo veía 6 estrellas, aveces podía ver algunas mas, pero muy tenues.
Object Type (Galaxies)
Location (Nienawiszcz, Poland)
Equipment: Newtonian telescope 409/1800 (Capella 41), WO SWAN 40mm, ES 14mm eyepiece , Soligor Barlow 2X
Object: – Artist: Robert Twarogal (Ignisdei)
Night from Saturday to Sunday (3-4 May 2014) was beautiful. The observation started at 22.00. Near the Star „Gamma Leo” I found a spectacular Leo II (dwarf spheroidal galaxy UGC 6253 ( distance from Earth of 750 thousand light-years.) Galaxy Leo II was discovered in 1950 by Robert Harrington and Albert Wilson under the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey. Leo II belong to the our Local Group, and is a satellite of the Milky Way. Beautiful large, galaxy, „rather” visible in 41cm mirror + Swan 40mm and Soligor Barlow 2X
Then with some dose of skepticism I began to search a Copeland’s Septet (Hickson 57)
This is a close gropup of seven galaxies that lies about 480 million light-years away in Leo, discovered by Ralph Copeland in 1874. An apparent magnitudes of them: between 13.6 and 15.2, it was hard to divide, They are very faint even in Newtonian 16” + ES 14 mm in power 128X.
Hi ASOD community last month to observe this incredible background irregular galaxy is weak but not enough to be spooky. A striking detail is to visualize the light concentration from north to south, with the odd within this park. All the more weak and irregular with a grainy appearance of faint stars that come and go, some of them more clear and stable outer layer.
I was very pleased with what you see through the eyepiece, not expecting much of this beautiful galaxy.
Object name: NGC 6822
Object type: Galaxy
Location: Arroba de los montes Ciudad Real ( spain )
Date: 27 June 2014
Hour: 03:20 < 04:00
Media: Graphite pencil, processed and inverted gimp 2.8
Optical equipment: Dobsonian telescope Meade Lightbridge 10'' F/5 Eye piece Ethos 13mm
Magnification 97x True field 1°
Sky conditions: Calm wind, transparency 4/5 Seeing 3/5. Temperature 11,1°C / RH 62% SQM 21,56
I made this sketch of galaxy M104 May 17 in my suburban Ottawa backyard in graphite on white paper and then inverted it in Corel Paint Shop Pro. The galaxy is not large in this eyepiece (17mm Hyperion) so there is little detail but the view is lovely.
Caldwell 21 (NGC 4449) is an irregular dwarf galaxy in Canes Venatici. The sketch was made from my suburban backyard just outside Ottawa, Canada on June 19, 2014 in graphite on white paper. The sketch was then scanned, cleaned up and inverted in Paintshop Pro. The view is through my 120mm f/8.3 achro refractor at 77 X. I completed the sketch using my non-dominant eye 6 days after cataract surgery. With the new lens this eye is now much sharper and brighter than my dominant eye.
Arp 37 is actually better known as M77 in Cetus an object that I have sketched a number of times before, this one was deliberately just for my Arp project, lots of detail seen in this very interesting galaxy, perhaps not as much of the faint extended halo that can be seen in some CCD images as I would have liked. The sky was somewhat ‘milky’ with the SQM reading just 19.05 compared with 20.70 the previous evening, any moisture in the air causes light scatter and brings the London glow to the south, regrettably, closer to home!
Two and a half hours of clear sky at 04.Februar 2014 were sufficient to hold the SN in M82 and take a long walk on the winter night sky.
After a tough cloud cover and then the mist had dissolved about 21:00 clock, I could start the observation with the TMB 115/805 Apo.
The supernova was a really great thing! Very bright and striking beamed the SN in the “cigar”. After a brief enjoyment, I started with the sketch!
Unfortunately, the review was only mediocre, so blurred finer structures of the galaxy almost. Nice to see was the interruption in M 82 and south two light specks.
Object: Galaxy M82
Object Name: SN 2014J
Telescope: 115/805 TMB
Eyepiece: 6mm Baader Genuine Ortho
Magnification: about 110x
Location: near Tauberbischofsheim Germany
Description:. “In the forum in which I participate, we made a contest of artistic drawing astronomical Here, drawing a part QUASAR with most steps below.
Dither No. 6
The digitization was done with Photoshop. Details were highlighted, the colors changed, and a Hubble image background is added, to give a more realistic touch. ”
Descripcion: “En el foro en el cual participio, hicimos un concurso de dibujo astronomico artistico. En este caso, participe dibujando un QUASAR, el cual paso a mostarles a continuacion.
La digitalizacion se realizo con Photoshop. Se resaltaron detalles, se cambio los colores, y se agrego una imagen del Hubble de fondo, para darle un toque mas realista.”
“Coma Cluster” is a rich galaxy cluster, which reveals dozens of galaxies even through an amateur telescope under right conditions. This is a panoramic sketch, which shows ~15 of it’s members, with magnitudes down to 14
Object: “Coma cluster” (Abell 1656)
Type : Cluster of galaxies
Location: Negev desert, Israel, ~6.8 mag. sky.
Date: 04-05/04/2013 ; 02:00.
Instrument: 250mm F/5 Newtonian, 13mm Vixen LVW and 6.7mm ES82.
Media Graphite pencil sketch on a white paper. Inverted and processed in Photoshop.
• Object Name: From left to right: M 60, NGC 4647, NGC 4638, M 59 and NGC 4606
• Object Type: Gxs
• Location: Bonilla – Cuemca España
• Date: 03/05/2013
• Media: Graphite Pencil HB 2, torchon 1 and 130g drawing sheet
• Inverted color and processed GIMP 2.8
I send the pencil-thin galaxy N.G.C. 4565.
It is a very interesting object on the northern sky!
I have more info on my sketch.
I used color-crayons (waterbased) on black paper.
Loc. : Trondheim, Norway.
I’m very sorry that you haven’t had too much from me of late, it certainly isn’t due to the fact that I have lost interest 😉
Anyhow, prompted as I often am by Owen’s superb selection of galaxy of the month here is my b&w inversion of my original sketch of NGC 5529 a beauty from Bootes, drawn using pencil and blending stumps on cartridge paper of the image delivered in psudeo real time by my 20″ F3.7 mirror and cooled Watec 120n+ deep sky video camera onto a b&w CRT monitor. 🙂
I hope you like it and I hope that you get a chance to enjoy it yourselves.