Cold night, Omega Nebula
By Rodrigo Pasiani Costa (Messier 17)
- July 23rd, 2012
- Posted in emission . Graphite Pencil . Inverted . Nebulae . White Paper
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Omega Nebula (M17, NGC6618)
Apparent Magnitude: 6
Itajobi, SP, Brazil
July 8th, 2011
2B 0.5mm graphite pencil on white paper
180mm dobsonian reflecting telescope
15mm Super Plossl eyepiece
Magnification: 72 x
Seeing: Antoniadi 2 (good, 2/5)
That cold night, a fair wind blew intermittently since early. I just pointed my 7.1″ mirror to a dark and cloudless sky, expecting to see many details in some objects. One of them was the beautiful, maybe I should say stunning, Omega Nebula. The seeing was good enough, although not perfect, to allow me to examine each detail my telescope could capture. I was able to see something close to what I proudly share with you, artists, in this sketch, plus some other stars that have been omitted. My lack of ability maybe has limited the magnificence of the view, but I hope you enjoy it the way I did. It was a great night, of a great month of observations.
Dark skies to everyone.
Greetings from Brazil,
Rodrigo P. C.