Altair83 Observers at Flassans

Object Name (form Orion to Venus) Object Type (End winter sky) Location (Flassans-sur-Issole Provence France) Date (3/16/2012 ) Media (graphite pencil, watercolour, white paper, software paint.net) During the March 16th night the Flassans-sur-Issole, a nice south France site was sketched with some observers of the Altaïr83 club. The site is mainly used for astrophotography I … Continue reading Altair83 Observers at Flassans


Boat Moon

Hi Boat-Moon 2012-02-13 – 7:30 PM Local Time Object Name (moon) Object Type (boat-moon) Location (Provencal France) Date (2012-02-13 7:30 PM Local Time) Media (graphite pencil and watercolour pencil) Material (Newton telescope 114/500 25x for the moon and naked eyes for the landscape) Yesterday I climbed with a light telescope on my back to reach … Continue reading Boat Moon


Sporadic Meteor over the Castle of Forcalqueiret

January 23, 2012 at 7:37 p.m. local time, I saw this meteor fall. It seemed to fall on the castle of Forcalqueiret in Provence, already so ruined … This meteor belongs to the sporadic family, no known shower exist at this time of the year. Slow, it has about 3 seconds to disintegrate by emitting … Continue reading Sporadic Meteor over the Castle of Forcalqueiret


Venus and Two-Day Moon

Moon Venus conjunction 2011-11-27 – 5 PM Local Time Object Name (Moon, Venus) Object Type (conjunction) Location (Rocbaron Provence France) Date (2011-11-27 5PM Local Time) Media (graphite pencil and watercolour) Material (Newton telescope 114/500 25x for the moon and naked eyes) I climbed during half an hour with a light telescope on my back to … Continue reading Venus and Two-Day Moon


Mars in Leo

Hello astro-artists I send you a Mars and Regulus conjunction sketch made this morning, November 13th 2011 at 4h50 UT. The technique used is watercolour for the foreground and inverted graphite pencil for the sky. To merge my sketches I use the free paint.net software. The chimneys are typical for my Provencal region. Observation made … Continue reading Mars in Leo