C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Little Girl’s Lovejoy Sketch from Memory

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Róisín Mulligan is only nine , she had a look at C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy in my telescope for what was really a brief encounter. Like the other children in the club she was queuing up to see their first ever comet. Somehow unknown to me she managed to produce a sketch in the dark in her own notebook , directly from her memory . This sketch surfaced when we returned to the classroom to finish up our meeting. What a great independant effort on her part , everyone was impressed.

Viewed in a 200mm dob, 32 mm eyepiece ( 37X) with a 46 % illuminated moon in the way ! Róisín attends St Patricks National School Bray ,Co Wickow Ireland and is also a member of St Cronans Stargazers Astronomy Club at St Cronans National School in Bray.
Well done Roisin, great work !!

Deirdre Kelleghan

Astronomer
Artist
Educator

Website http://deirdrekelleghan.net


2 thoughts on “Little Girl’s Lovejoy Sketch from Memory”

  1. Aloha Roisin,

    This is a wonderful sketch of Comet Lovejoy with nice details of the stars in the background. I hope you will continue sketching and I hope to see more soon!

    Cindy

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