Now You See It, Now You Don’t

NGC 6826

NGC 6826
Sketch and details by Dale Holt

These day virtually all of my deep sky observing is undertaken from my observatory using my 14″ F5 Newtonian coupled with a Watec 120N video camera. I sketch the ‘virtual’ real time image from the black & white monitor display in my office attached to the observatory.
I use an HB pencil, eraser and blending stump on standard cartridge paper. I scan the image and reverse to a negative before storing as a J Peg.

For this drawing of the ‘Blinking Nebula’ NGC 6826 in Cygnus I used a Lumicon UHC filter in front of the camera.

Clear Skies, Dale


2 thoughts on “Now You See It, Now You Don’t”

  1. Dale,

    A wonderful sketch. So nice to see one of your beautiful sketches back here at ASOD after such a long time. I hope to see many more in the near future.

    Frank 🙂

  2. Dear Frank,

    Thank you for your kind but rather overly generous words. I am pleased to be back with a post on ASOD although I have never stopped looking. When I aimed my 14″ and video camera at this lovely little nebula a few weeks back I was stunned at the detail it revealled. Can you detect the little faint notch in the lower left of the dust shell?

    I will send in more very soon, Dale 🙂

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