Coma Cluster panorama sketch

Coma Cluster

Coma Cluster panorama sketch
Coma Cluster panorama sketch

“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.

2 thoughts on “Coma Cluster”

  1. Michael,

    A beautiful sketch of the cluster of galaxies from ideal desert skies.

    Frank 🙂

  2. Good representation of this lovely part of the sky. Very nice job, I appreciate a lot galaxies, most of all those from Coma and Virgo.
    Very nice sketch.
    Jean-Marc (APAM astronomy club FR)

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