C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) - December 3, 2013

C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) – December 3, 2013

C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) - December 3, 2013
C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) – December 3, 2013

Hello sketchers,

Object Name (C/2013 R1 – Lovejoy)

Object Type (comet)
Location (Provence France)
Date (3/12/2013)
Media (watercolor on paper 65cm/25cm)

This very morning, early, from Néoules, a nice dark sky area, I made 5 sketches with :
a 80/400mm refractor (10x) for the large field and the long tail,
a Dobson 12”, 58x and 150x for the coma around the nucleus
and a 102/1000 refractor (25x and 100x) for the intermediate view.
I used miscellaneous EP from 40mm to 10mm Delos, sometime with UHC filter.
I made this watercolor today 3 December at home, the idea was to put together the different magnifications on a single view.
Oh yes, something funny, to sketch the tail, I used a light sand paper to take away the pigment from place to place; this sand feels like real comet dust : scale 1/1…

Clear sky to you all !

Michel Deconinck

5 thoughts on “C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) – December 3, 2013”

  1. Hey Michel,

    Very nice representation of this very nice comet.
    Good job, waterpainting is harder anyway with dark background.
    Il like your idea to make a composite view from distinct magnifications.

    Jean-Marc (Castres)

  2. Michel,

    This is an impressive sketch of the visitor that took the spotlight off of ISON.
    Always a pleasure to see your work.

    Frank 🙂

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