Werner’s X

Werner X
Werner X

hi, we ‘re facing another long period with really bad conditions for our hobby, here in Belgium. We exactly had 2 clear nights in the past 3 months. No good at all. But we were lucky yesterday. Clear skies and … exactly when Werner’s X is about to appear. Half past ten PM (22u33) local time, the X appeared slowly. The sketch was made with Conté pastel on black paper.
Equipment used: Tele Vue 101 SDF on Tele Vue Gibraltar mount. Indeed the way Steven O’Meara used to work for his books. Tele Vue Nagler Zoom 3-6mm. No filters used.

5 thoughts on “Werner’s X”

  1. Erik,
    Great sketch! Very interesting object indeed.
    Regarding bad weather conditions. Here, in Poland is the same situation. We had a few, maybe 3 clear nights in 3 months too. It is the biggest shortage of observation in my whole life 🙁

    Best wishes,

  2. Erik,

    Wonderful capture of the famous X. I’m sorry to hear about all the cloudy weather across northern Europe that you and Aleksander have experienced. I’ve had a few more clear nights but only about 6 in the last 3 months.

    Well done,
    Frank 🙂

  3. Erik- sorry to hear about the weather, but the timing for observing the “X”
    was just right. Fantastic job sketching it with such detail and beauty.
    I’ve never seen it so vivid. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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