Summer is approaching, the nights have become grey. But I do not stop observing.
Here is an impression of M3. I had fun teasing out as much detail as possible.
Globulars are difficult to render. The mind might see patterns that aren’t there. I
tried to remain objective. Lots of faint stars were present in the outer region of
the halo. I noticed some dark lanes in the halo, and the core looked elongated too.
I hope you like the view.
Date : June 5, 2007
Time : 22.30UT
Scope : ETX 105/1470
Meade 25mm and 15mm SP
Power : x66 to x100
Filter : none
Seeing : 2.5/5
Transp. : 2/5
Nelm : 4.9
Sketch Orientation : N up, W right.
Digital sketch made with PhotoPaint, based on a raw pencil sketch.
Rony De Laet
http://www.geocities.com/rodelaet, my personal website.