The Milky Way in Cassiopeia
By Rony De Laet
This is a lawn chair observation of the Milky Way passing through Cassiopeia. The view was so beautiful that I wanted to capture it in a sketch. I studied the region for about 20 minutes before sketching. North is right in the sketch. The two patches on top of the view are the double cluster in Perseus. I tried to simulate the glow of the Milky Way as it crossed this mighty constellation.
Location : Bischofshofen, Austria
Date: Dec. 25, 2006 , 21.00UT
Seeing: 4 on a scale of 5, Transparency : 4, Nelm : 5.1
Scope : naked eye