Ilford NSW Australia
56cm f5 Dobsonian telescope
Sky quality meter reading: 21:62
Black Canford paper
White pastel pencil
White pastel chalk
White oil pencil
This sublime globular cluster proved to be a difficult object to sketch.
I almost threw in the towel on this one, as it was so dense with innumerable stars that it was just not turning out as planned.
Then I thought so what if a few stars are miss-plotted, a sketch of a deep sky object is never 100% perfect otherwise you may just as well copy it off an image.
3½ hours at the eyepiece later and I was satisfied enough to call it a day on this one.
NGC 2808 was discovered by James Dunlop in 1826.
It is one of the Milky Way’s most massive clusters and is estimated to be around 12.5 billion years old.