Tombaugh 1 and 2

Tombaugh 1 and 2
Tombaugh 1 and 2

Object: Tombaugh 1 = Haffner 1 (open cluster, Canis Maior)
Date: 06. 01. 2014.
UT.: 21h18m-22h22m
Equipment: 305/1525 Dobsonian telescope
Mag.: 218x
FOV: 12’
S = 3 / 10 T = 4 / 5
Observer: János Gábor Kernya
Location: Sükösd, Hungary

Object: Tombaugh 2 = Haffner 2 (open cluster, Canis Maior)
Date: 06. 01. 2014.
UT.: 23h19m-00h03m
Equipment: 305/1525 Dobsonian telescope
Mag.: 218x
FOV: 12’
S = 3 / 10 T = 4 / 5
Observer: János Gábor Kernya
Location: Sükösd, Hungary

Clyde William Tombaugh (February 4, 1906 – January 17, 1997), one of the greatest astronomer of the 20th century, died 17 years ago. These two drawings were made in honour of his memory.

Best regards,

János


4 thoughts on “Tombaugh 1 and 2”

  1. Fabulous sketches. I met Mr. Tombaugh in 1995 at New Mexico SU. He has been such an inspiration to me! I still keep a figurine of the Disney character “Pluto” on my shelf, in his honor.
    Good job, Janos!

  2. I did not know anything about Tombaugh.
    Google said me he was indeed a great astronomer.
    Thank you to uprise his name and honnor his memory.

    Nice sketch, difficult to render.
    Well done.

    Jean-Marc

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