Heart beating Ganymede

Ganymede
Ganymede
Jupiter - 2-3 January 2015
Jupiter – 2-3 January 2015

The beginning nights of this year l could study intensely the physics of the Jupiter and moons such as motions, speeds, approachings, etc.

Great seeing were on the nights January. 3, 5, 18th, l made 2 main body of Jupiter sketches, 100 of the moons’ movements brief sketches with my 13″ refractor during just only 3 nights and these were seems to surpass the total amount of knowledges about Jupiter system saved in past 20 years with my 5-8″ instruments.

Am 2- 5 ;00 , the seeing was maintained 9-10 /10 for 3 hours on 18th Jan. l could see even the internal simplest details on Ganymede that heart beating with it’s limb between expanding and contracting with a 2 -3 seconds cycle . You can see its one of the mouments here as a water color painting , the feature on the moon was not settled as one but changed as ” T,Y,<,V,X,*..." shapes in the eyepieces because of the hard 1.7 arcseconds dia observing object also because by the 4.5 Ju-Dia distant Jupiter's glare. l observed Ganymede for 1 hour , the features were seen 20 times with one time as long as 5 seconds in 3 minuts interval for 1 hour. The large grayish white "NPC of Mars like" looking feature was impressive. Notice the Io, Europa's circular disks transformed as strong ellipsoid at 3;20 , weak at 4;02 on 3rd Jan. when they approaching together in the center of the field of the eyepieces. lt was very much impressive. l prepared that night's moons contact time-site markings in their syncronous motions in my bird-eye view scale plans describes the objects' exact time-positions to seek light speed for following 2-3 months as the Roemer did 350 years ago. "Seek himself (or herself ) the light speed"... lt is a must for a ama-astronomer. K.S. Min 2015. 1.3 - 1. 18 320mm refractor x400-600 Graphite pencils, water color, acrylic, crayons , white paper South Korea KSMin_Diagram1

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Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)

Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake), observations of the inner coma -March 24 and 25, 1996
Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake), observations of the inner coma -March 24 and 25, 1996

Hey ASOD!

Interesting structures was observed in B2 (Hyakutake) on two nights 24. and 25. March 1996
in high power of the inner coma! My two sketches shows the fragmenting of the nucleus over
2 days. I used my 20.3 cm. SCT. F/ 10 at 166x.
Some days before, on 20. March, the false nucleus was stellar with no structures observed.
On 21. March, I could see a 2 arcmin. very thin spine tailward. Read my info on sketches!
I used colorcrayons on black paper.
Loc.: Trondheim, Norway.

Have a nice X- mas and happy new year with clear skies ! Per-Jonny Bremseth.


A Tail of Two Comets and Algol

Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) - April 10, 1996 and Comet C/1995 01 (Hale-Bopp) - April 10, 1997
Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) – April 10, 1996 and Comet C/1995 01 (Hale-Bopp) – April 10, 1997

Hey ASOD!

This is not often to see on the sky, two comet-tails with the star ALGOL
in the middle of them!!
The observations were made one year apart, but both at 10 apr. 21.00U.T.!
More info on my sketches! I hope you all enjoy the observations.
Both sketches were made with waterbased color- crayons on black paper.
Loc.: Trondheim, Norway.
Thank you for comments, and have a nice time under the stars!

Best from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


C/1995 Hale-Bopp

Comet C/1995 01 Hale-Bopp - March 6, 1997
Comet C/1995 01 Hale-Bopp – March 6, 1997

Hey ASOD!

I send you a binocular-observation of the splended C/ 1995 01 (Hale- Bopp)!
I think that comets is the most interesting objects on the sky with many
surprises and fine to observe for amateur- astronomers. Info on my sketch.
Loc.: Trondheim, Norway.

I used watercolor crayons on black paper.


Hubble’s Variable Nebula

Hubble's Variable Nebula
Hubble’s Variable Nebula

Hey ASOD!

I send this time a most interesting nebula for amateur-astronomers,
the light- variable Hubbles nebula! Info on my sketch.
The observation was made from Trondheim, Norway.
I used color-crayons on black paper.

Have a good time and dark sky from Per-Jonny Bremseth.
N.B. : In Norway it is summer, and the sky is light, so nothing to see of stars!


The Lunar Eclipse From New Caledonia

Lunar Eclipse sketch sequence - April 15, 2014
Lunar Eclipse sketch sequence – April 15, 2014

Bonjour

Beau spectacle que cette éclipse de Lune du 15 avril, observée en Nouvelle Calédonie. Chapelet réalisé au T400x80 pour bien mettre en évidence les couleurs orangées. Dessin aux crayons de couleur sur papier blanc, puis assemblage informatique.

“Hello

Nice show that this lunar eclipse put on April 15th in New Caledonia. Sketch was done using Chapelet’s T400x80 to include the orange highlights in the obvious places. Drawings completed with colored crayons on white paper, then computer assemblage.”-translation by Frank McCabe


The Occultation of Saturn by the Moon

Lunar Occultation of Saturn
Lunar Occultation of Saturn

Hey ASOD!

I send you an old sketch of a occultation of Saturn by the moon!

This is the most interesting occultation of Saturn I have seen.

The rings were wide open and the sky was clean.

I used a stop- clock for the timing of this event. Info on the sketch!

For my sketch, I used color crayons on black paper.

Location: Trondheim, Norway.

Best wishes and clear sky from Per-Jonny Bremseth.

Thanks for nice comments!


The Smoke Ring

M57, The Ring Nebula
M57, The Ring Nebula

Hey ASOD!

This time I send you my observation of the wellknown planetary M. 57 in Lyra.

The centralstar was not seen in my telescope, but the ring is allways beautiful to see!

The west and the eastern “ends” of the ring was more diffuse, and the northern

part of the ring brighter and sharper. Info on my sketch.

The sketch was made with watercolor crayons on black paper.

Location: Trondheim, Norway.

Best wishes from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


A Bay Between Tails

C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) - February 15, 1997
C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) – February 15, 1997

Hey ASOD!

This time I send again a sketch of the unforgetable great comet Hale-Bopp!
The observation was made the time before the fine spiral-bows appeared.
There was a bay of almost dark sky between the two tails.
C/ Hale-Bopp was the finest comet I have seen, and longlasting on the northern sky,
with many fine structures to observe in the inner coma.
I used color-crayons on black paper. Info on my sketch.
Location: Trondheim, Norway.

This year I celebrate 50 years as an amateur-astronomer (65 years old),
and have 330 sketches total!

Thank you for your comments and HAPPY NEW YEAR
from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


Messier 82 and SN2014J – January 24, 2014

Messier 82 and SN2014J
Messier 82 and SN2014J

Hey ASOD!

I send a sketch of the great supernova in the galaxy M.82.
I could not detect any color in this SN, it looked white to me!
I also observed the SN in M.81 in 1993 (ASOD-gallery).
My sketch here is made with colorcrayons on black paper.
Location: Trondheim, Norway. Info on my sketch.

Best wishes from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


Halley’s Comet

Comet 1P/Halley
Comet 1P/Halley

Hey Artists!

My sketch here, shows the famous comet Halley as seen at its best from Norway.
The bright coma had a drop-form, and a halo was seen in the outer coma to west.
In my 10 x 50 binos, the tail was narrow and 2 deg. long. Info on my sketch.
Halley returns in 2061, so good luck to the younger observers!
I used colour crayons on black paper.
Location : Trondheim, Norway.

Best wishes from : Per-Jonny Bremseth.


Partial Solar Eclipse – August 1, 2008

Partial Solar Eclipse - August 1, 2008
Partial Solar Eclipse - August 1, 2008

Hey, I send my drawing of a solar eclipse in August 2008. Eclipse was seen in Poland as a partial. In some parts of the world, it was complete. Since we have completed four years of this beautiful phenomenon, I want to bring these beautiful memories. Although the phase of maximum eclipse in Poland amounted to only about 40% of it was my najpiękniesze of solar eclipses. In Poland Psary eclipse started at 10:55, then there was a phase maximum at 11:49 and at 12:43 finally eclipse ended.
Hours are given during the summer in Poland. Despite the lapse of four years, still treasure the unforgettable moments for which I thank God.
Thanks and best regards

Daniel Stasiak
Object name, date: Solar eclipse of 1 August 2008
Location Psary in Poland
Instrument: Black Filter
Media: Pencil, compass and a yellow crayon


Occultation of Jupiter

Occultation of Jupiter
Occultation of Jupiter

Hey,

I send my sketch of the “Occultation of Jupiter”

Sketch shows a moment of Jupiter by the Moon Cloak and umbrella immunity telescope eyepiece at 120x magnification. God heard my prayers! Despite the terrible weather the moon emerged from behind the clouds. The view was magnificent. Emotions reached its zenith. Sketch was made before the moon covered the planet. Unfortunately I did not see the moons of Jupiter as the light clouds hamper perception. I hope you managed to show this phenomenon :))
In addition, the nature of the country lent incredible experience.

Object name: Occultation of Jupiter
Location: Psary in Poland
Date: July 15, 2012 3:32 pm
Media: Pencil 2B, blue crayons, white paper. Background and field of view was created in GIMP
Thanks and regards :)))))))


Fragmenting of C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)

C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)
C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)

Hey Artists!

I send you “fragmenting of C/ 1996 B2 Hyakutake”.
For visual observers much happened in the coma of this nearby, fastmoving great comet.
With a scope you could see the false nucleus with a bright, fan-shaped structure tailward and great shockbows sunward! The outer part of the bows were faint, so the sketch is enhanced. More info on the sketch.
I used crayons on black paper.
From Trondheim, Norway.

Best wishes, Per-Jonny Bremseth.


Messier 64 – The Black Eye Galaxy

Messier 64
Messier 64

Hey Artists!

I send you M. 64 (Black eye).
It is a lens-shaped galaxy with a bright core. The dark band was seen, but the contrast was low.
A faint star was seen just east of the core, but I think its a star in our “Milky way”.
The outer part of the galaxy was diffuse and difficult to see an edge. Info on my sketch.
The sketch was made from Trondheim, Norway with crayons on black paper.

Best wishes from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


Transit of Venus from the Temple of Apollo

Hey Artists!

It is now One year left to the last transit of Venus across the sun for this time!
It happens on the “wrong side” of the earth for us in Norway, but in northern Norway
we can see it low over horizon in the night (midnightsun).
I enjoyed the transit in 2004 in Greece. Info on my sketch! I used crayons and pencil.

Best wishes for this on “the other side”!!

Per-Jonny Bremseth.


In the Wake of a Nova

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Hey Artists!

I send you the western part of this remnant, N.G.C. 6960.
Blocking out the star 52, showed, (the northern part) this snake- like ghost between the stars.
A bigger scope would show filaments, but I was happy only to find this remnant.Info on sketch.
I used crayons on black paper, and the observation was done from Trondheim, Norway.

Best wishes from Per-Jonny Brem


The Moon at Work

Object Name: Moon
Object Type: moon
Location: São Bernardo do Campo, SP – Brazil
Date: 2011, april 17th
Media: crayons on white paper

Past friday I was leaving work, in a huge petrochemical industry located in Santo André, when I noticed a shy Moon beside the flare. I kept observing it a couple of minutes, and today, two days after, I decided to sketch it. This is a sample from what I’ve seen that afternoon, about 5h20min. pm local time. (GMT – 3h). Clear skies to everybody!

Best regards,
Rodrigo.


Hey Artists!

I send you my sketch of the galaxy M. 106 in Canes Venatici.
This is an easy and unusual object with a bright northern arm and a faint and diffuse
one to south.
To me, the nucleus looked bright with two parts.This was a really interesting object.
I used crayons (watercolour) on black paper. More info on my sketch.
The observation was made outside Trondheim, Norway.
Thanks for all nice comments on my sketches!

Clear sky to all !! Per-Jonny Bremseth.


Albireo, the Beautiful

Hi artists!

I send you a double “Albireo, the beautiful”.

This pair of stars, in the head of the Swan, I have observed many, many times with my telescope, but
every time I had been amazed of their very beautiful contrast in colours.
I have never seen them split with naked eyes, but with 10x 50 I have seen both.
I think Albireo is the finest double seen from Norway. More info on my sketch!

The observation was made outside Trondheim city, Norway.

Best regards, Per-Jonny Bremseth.

Webmaster’s note: Per-Jonny, I’m terribly sorry this beautiful sketch got overlooked in the cue. I’ll be looking for your other sketch that was overlooked as well. Your sketches are always very well done. For anyone who may have sent sketches that were never posted, just email Rich Handy at webmaster@asod.info and Jeremy Perez at
asod@perezmedia.net. Let us know your sketch was overlooked and indicate the subject and date emailed and I’ll do my best to retrieve it. Again my sincere apologies.

Rich Handy ASOD webmaster.


The Great Gas Nebula in Orion

Hey!

I send you the central part of M. 42, “The great gas nebula in Orion”.
The greenish filaments of gas that surrounds the four stars. Theta Orionis is the most beautiful object you can see in the sky in both small and big telescopes! The central part of the nebula is so bright that it is easily seen with naked eyes in the middle of Orion’s sword.

I made this sketch with crayons (watercolours) on black paper.
The observation from outside Trondheim city, Norway.

Best wishes and dark sky to all artists!! MERRY CHRISTMAS !!

From Per-Jonny Bremseth.


The Blinking Planetary

Hey!

I send you N.G.C. 6826 “The blinking planetary”.

I could easely see the blinking from direct and inverted vision. The central star was bright, but I could
not see any inner ring in the nebula as some artists reports. The central area near the star appears
dark to me, but the nebula itself looks bright and easy. I am sorry, my drawings gets older and older, and so am I, but I have practiced astronomy for nearly 50 years , so…… But I think the D.S.- objects looks the same today!

Thank you very much for fine comments on my earlier sketches!
Clear sky to you all!!

from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


Comet 8P/Tuttle

Comet 8P/Tuttle
Comet 8P/Tuttle
By Per-Jonny Bremseth

Hey!

I send you comet 8P/ Tuttle “mother of the Ursids”. The comet was not so bright, but has a famous history (info on my sketch). I could see a brighter, soft glow in the central part , but the outer part was diffuse and did not see a limit of the outer coma. This sketch was made with crayons on black paper only.

The observation location : near Trondheim city, Norway.
Thank you very much for posting my sketches!!

From Per-Jonny Bremseth.


A Missing Belt

Jupiter
Jupiter with Missing Cloud Belt – 1990
Per-Jonny Bremseth

Hello!

I send you my sketch from 1990 of the planet Jupiter with missing south equatorial belt. Now, the last week the SEB have again disappeared, and great disturbances have made the southern part of the planet light.

My sketch shows a chaotic northern equatorial belt (NEB), with a great, white spot along it, and a light southern half!

I used crayons on black paper. The observation was made outside Trondheim city, Norway.

Jupiter is too low for me this time, so good luck to others!!

Best wishes from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


SDO Launch

SDO Launch
NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Launch
Sketch and Details by Stephen Ramsden

I know that this is a bit off the wall, but I got so inspired by the SDO going up safely that I decided to sketch it. Hope you like it.
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NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory

Atlas V rocket

Cape Kennedy Space Center, FL USA

Feb 11th, 2010

This is colored Conte oil crayons, #2 pencils and a napkin for smudging on black Artagain recycled sketch paper. This sketch was my impression of several frames from the NASA launch video.

I was very thrilled when the SDO launched successfully. I cannot wait until data starts streaming into Goddard Space Flight Center from this, the first mission in NASA’s living with a star program. Great timing too as we have seen such a dramatic uptick in Solar activity the last few weeks.

Stephen W. Ramsden
Atlanta, GA
www.solarastrophotography.com


Mars – December 16, 2009

Mars
Mars – December 16, 2009, 9:45 – 10:15 UT
Sketch and Details by Frank McCabe

Mars December 16, 2009

It was a cold, clear, moonless, early morning with Mars high in the southern sky. The mirror of the telescope took some time to cool down as the temperature continued to drop on this night and early morning. Mars was very bright at visual magnitude -0.4, 93% illuminated and 77.5 million miles from us.
My fingers were numb in just 10 minutes of sketching so I was inside at 10 minute intervals to thaw them.
I decided to make a graphite field sketch and when I finished I converted it to a color pencil sketch indoors. After completing the color sketch I returned to the scope with the sketch to check for accuracy and then concluded.
I did not spend any time trying filters and the seeing was about average (Antoniadi III). Mars is inverted in the sketch with the north polar cap down and the preceding side to the left.
Don’t miss a chance to have a look.

Sketching:

White sketching paper 8″ x 11″; HB graphite pencil, soft charcoal pencil for sky background, blending stump for blending orange and yellow Crayola pencil shavings. Brightness decreased at scanning by -2 using scanner
Date 12/16/2009 – Time 9:45-10:15 UT
Telescope: 13.1 inch f/6 Dobsonian and 9mm eyepiece 222x
Temperature: -19°C (-2°F)
clear, calm
Transparency 4/5
Seeing: Antoniadi III

Frank McCabe

Mars


A Great Visitor

A Great Visitor

Comet Hale-Bopp
Sketch and Details by Per-Jonny Bremseth

Hey!
I send you comet Hale-Bopp, “a great visitor!”

I dont know if you like older sketches, but to me the comet
was so splended and great, that I never can forget it!
Well, I made this observation with 10 x 50 binocular when the
comet was near brightest.
I used crayons (watercolour) on black paper only.
Location: outside Trondheim city, Norway.
More info on my sketch.

From Per-Jonny .


Dragon’s Eye

Dragon’s Eye

NGC 6543 Planetary nebula in Draco
Sketch and Details by Per-Jonny Bremseth

Please double click on image to see larger version

Hey !

I send you N.G.C. 6543 “small and nice”.
The planetary is small, light and with some structures in high
power of my scope. The colour is yellow and its called “The cats
eye”. The central star is clearly seen in moments of steady air
and good seeng. An inner ring was seen round the star with a
darker area inside!
I used crayons (watercolours) on black paper only.
Location: outside Trondheim city, Norway.
More info on my sketch.
Have a clear sky: Per-Jonny Bremseth.


Globular or Open Cluster?

Globular or Open Cluster?

Galactic Cluster M11 in Scutum
Sketch and Details by Per-Jonny Bremseth

(Double click image for enlarged view)

Hey!

I send you M.11, “Globular or open cluster?”

This cluster is very special and interesting to observe with
small telescopes. Visually it looks like a fine, open cluster, but
on photos like a globular. I really dont know its true nature.
With its two “wings” of mostly faint stars, M.11 is real nice!

The observation was made with crayons (watercolours) on
black paper only

Observing place: outside Trondheim city, Norway.
More info on my sketch!

Per-Jonny Bremseth


A Study of a Great Galaxy

A Study of a Great Galaxy

The Great Andromeda Galaxy M31, with M32, and M110
Sketch and Details by Per-Jonny Bremseth

Hey!

Send you galaxy M.31, “A study of a great galaxy”.

In some clear nights with good seeng, I made a study of this
great galaxy in September 2002.
Beside my 10×50 and 7×40 binoculars, I used 50x, 80x, 111x
and 166x magn. on my 20.3 cm. SCT, f/10. I had to use high
power to see the great starcloud N.G.C. 206 in the galaxy.
It is not much structures to see in this nearby galaxy, exept
of the dark band to north and a faint brightening just north of it.
At high power I could observe a point of light in the core.
The surrounding area was bright with gradually faiding outwards.
M. 32 was round and bright compared to the oval and diffuse
M.110 to north.
I used crayons(watercolours) on black paper only.
The observation was from outside Trondheim city, Norway.

Best wishes from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


It’s Alive, It’s Alive!

It’s Alive, It’s Alive!

Solar promoinences on August 22, 2009, northwest quadrant
Sketch and Details by Stephen Ames

Very complex and wide spanning proms break a length of duldroms…

Crayola Cerulean for plage
Conti White pencil for filament
Crayola Aqua Green pencil for proms
white 20# paper with Aqua Green disk
I scan into photoshop and invert.

Blue skies,

Stephen Ames


Heavenly Sisters

Heavenly Sisters

M45, The Seven Sisters
Sketch and Details by Per-Jonny Bremseth

Hey!

I send you “Heavenly Sisters”.

The open cluster M.45 or “Pleiades” is a very fine object to
observe with binoculars and telescope.
I made a study of this cluster in some clear nights in nov.2003.
First I observed M.45 with a 10×50 binocular, then I observed with
my 20.3 cm. SCT, f/10 with different oculars.
To see the Meropenebula, I blocked out the star Merope with
50x on my telescope, swept slowly over the area south of the star
and at last I could see this faint nebula.
The “Seven sisters” have got many babies do I see, with
whom, Perseus??
I used crayons (watercolours) on black paper only.

My observation was done north of Trondheim city, Norway,

Best wishes from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


Where is the Clown?

Where is the Clown?

NGC 2392, “The Clown” or “Eskimo” Nebula in Gemini
Sketch and Details by Per-Jonny Bremseth

Hey!

I send you, “Where is the clown?”.
Well, I understand that my scope perhaps is to small to see
a clown out there, so I found out that the real clown was looking
from the other end of the telescope tube!!
I used crayons (watercolours) on black paper only.
The atmospheric quality and seeng was moderate.
The observation was made outside Trondheim city, Norway.
More info on my drawing!

Best wishes from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


Mother of the Perseids

Motjher of the Perseids

Comet Swift-Tuttle
Sketch and Details by Per-Jonny Bremseth

Hey!

Send you, “comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseides mother”.

This comet is associated with the famous meteorstream
Perseides, which will peak at maximum 12. august each year.
Comet Swift-Tuttle was seen as a bright comet in 1862 and
returned in 1992. The comet was also perhaps the same as the
one observed in 1737 (Kegler).
I was happy to observe the comet. It was active with structures
of Jets.
I made this drawing with Crayons (water colours) on black paper
(not inverted).
The seeng and the atmospheric quality was very good.
more info on my drawing!

The observation was done 6 km outside Trondheim city, Norway.

Best wishes from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


Jupiter with Impact Scar

Jupiter with Impact Scar

Jupiter with Impact Scar
Sketch and Details by Jeremy Perez

On July 19, 2009, amateur astronomer and planetary imager, Anthony Wesley discovered a striking new feature on Jupiter. A dark spot had suddenly appeared in the south polar region. Although it might have been a new weather feature, it actually appeared very similar to the impact scars created when fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 struck Jupiter in July of 1994. Quick analysis by professional observatories confirmed that this new feature was indeed an impact scar.

Sleep deprivation and heavy clouds prevented me from attempting it visually on the morning of July 20th. But tonight I was able to spend time with Jupiter in hopes of seeing the feature as it transited a little after midnight local time (July 21). As the scope cooled down, I worked on adjusting my eyes to details in the cloud belts. By 12:10 AM, the seeing was improving, and Jupiter had rotated enough to make it clear that I was detecting a soft, dark spot near the southern pole. Through our own fluttering atmosphere, I was actually seeing the debris cloud of an immense impact on Jupiter that had happened perhaps as recently as two days ago.

Over the next 45 minutes, I sketched the position of the impact scar, and all the other features I could detect. In that time, the spot transited Jupiter and crept along steadily with planet’s rapid rotation. At times I’ve wished that I had taken up observing sooner so that I could have seen Shoemaker-Levy 9 pepper Jupiter with my own eyes. And what do you know, 15 years later, it’s been hit again.

Subject Jupiter with Impact Scar
Classification Planet
Position* Capricornus [RA: 21:50:07.2 / Dec: -14:10:38]
Size* 48 arcseconds (Equatorial diameter)
Brightness* -2.8
Date/Time JUL 21, 2009, 12:20 – 1:05 AM
(JUL 21, 2009, 07:20 – 08:05 UT)
Observing Loc. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA – Home
Instrument Orion SkyQuest XT8 Dobsonian (203 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces/Mag. Pentax XW10 + 2X Barlow (240X)
Conditions Mostly clear, humid
Seeing Ant. III
Transparency Mag 5.8 NELM
*Sources Starry Night Pro Plus 5.8.2


Broken Cigar

M82

M82 (NGC 3034), The Cigar Galaxy
Sketch and Details by Per-Jonny Bremseth

Hey guys!

I send you “M.82, a broken cigar”.
The dark band was easy to see in my telescope and after a time
I could observe dark and lighter structures in this galaxy.
This galaxy is really a good target for amateurastronomers!

The separation between M.81 and M.82 is also a good match!!
The seeng and the transparency was very fine when the
drawing was made, and clean sky!

I use water coloured crayons on black paper only!

The observation of M.82 was from outside Trondheim, Norway.
See more info on my drawing!!

Best wishes from Per-Jonny Bremseth