Hello Artist of the nightsky! How are you? i come after long time and many problems,in my family and out….
But i not stopped my asketch activity.
I follow yours splendid works always……
i return to asod with my last Moon sketch made with my old Refractor Kenko 80/1000.
The sky was clear and i take my telescope and placed it on my roof in front my home.
The image was perfect,still and my eies was concentrated to tryade of craters: Theophilus ,Cyrillus and Catharina.
I see many shadow and particulars of surface……incredible show!!
I hope like you!
Site: Pergola,Marche,Center Italy.
Date: 24-25 April 2015
Moon phase: Crescent (6,9 days)
Instrument: Refractor Kenko 80/1000
eyepiece: 15mm + Barlow
Seeing:Perfect,not at the end cause Moon very low
Temperature: Little cold,not wind.
Media: Graphite pencil on white paper Fabriano for sketches
El dibujo de esta preciosa galaxia la tenia prevista ya hace tiempo y ahora llego el momento de acerlo usando mi actual dobsom 12″ gotorizado por mi usando el sistema picgoto.
El dibujo fue realizado sobre una carta estelar de guide 9.0 con lapiz de grafito y luego invertido el color y fue dibujada observando la galaxia a 168X usando un ocular esplorer cientific 8.8mm de 82º.
La galaxia NGC4565 es uno de los mejores ejemplos de galaxia espiral vista de canto que se puede ver en la constelacion de coma verenices a una distancia de 47 millones de años luz y facilmente vista con telescopios de aficionado.
Esta galaxia es mas grande y luminosa que la galaxia de andromeda.
Eje mayor: 14.90 minutos de arco
Eje menor: 2.0
The drawing of this beautiful galaxy had planned long ago and now it’s time to acerlo using my current dobsom 12 “gotorizado my picgoto using the system.
The drawing was done on a star chart to guide 9.0 with graphite pencil and then color inverted and was drawn by observing the galaxy 168x using an eye esplorer cientific 8.8mm 82º.
The galaxy NGC4565 is one of the best examples of spiral galaxy seen edge that can be seen in the constellation of verenices eat at a distance of 47 million light years away and easily seen with amateur telescopes.
This galaxy is larger and brighter than the Andromeda galaxy.
Major axis: 14.90 arc minutes
Minor axis: 2.0
Comet Lovejoy C2014 Q2 in Eridanus
Comet sketched from Wailuku, Maui, HI
Elevation: 450 ft. January 6, 2015
This sketch was executed with pencil on white paper out in my yard and scanned to my MacBook. I reversed the color and labeled it in GIMP. This sketch was rendered when the comet was almost at its brightest in the constellation Eridanus. Although many observers didn’t see the tail as readily as this sketch reveals, I found that I could see it better with averted vision. SkySafari ranked it at a magnitude 5 at that time. In my notes I pointed out three stars almost in a line running west to east and two more further east on a NE to ENE axis, one of which is Struve 536, a double star with a separation of only 1.5 arc seconds. ZI Eri at magnitude 5.2 is to the NNE in line with the tail of the comet. As noted, I used a 2″ Explore Scientific 18mm eyepiece with no filter on a Vixen 104mm refractor. I noted a Transparency of 2 – 3 out of 5 and a Seeing of 4 out of 10. The moon was nearly full in Cancer and low in the east at the time.
Object Name Leo I
Object Type dwarf galaxy
Location Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Media graphite pencil, white paper, color invert
Telescope Newton 16” (400/1800) + Speers Waler 14mm
Seeing 2/5 (good)
Transparency 2/5 (good)
NELM 5,9 mag
Leo I is a dwarf galaxy in Leo constellation. It is also the most distant satellite of Milky Way.
The object is extremely hard to observe because of really low surface brightness and also proximity of Regulus.
You need good dark sky and nice transparency to catch this object. It is one of the small “night challenges”
I made a small compilation for some asterisms. These are not popular objects, and few amateur astronomers watching these group of stars. I think, you find very pretty star clusters in these catalogs: Alessi, Teutsch, O’Neal, Harrington, Slotegraaf, Ferrero, Markov, Streicher, ESO etc. You can see a lot of binoculars, and small telescope. I used this telescopes: 15X70 binoculars, 130/650 Newtonian reflector.
I send one sketch from january of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) seen with 50X magn.
in my telescope. I could see two faint stripes in the beginning of the tail.
I used pencil (9B) on white paper and inverted. Info on my sketch.
Loc.: Trondheim, Norway.
I also used 10 x 50 binos, and could see a longer, faint tail to east!
M5 is undoubtedly one of the finest globular clusters we can observe with our telescopes, But I have to admit that I was not able to show all the beauty I saw through the eyepiece, better to take a look for yourselves .
For more details of my observation you can visit my blog:
On April first at 23:00 hs. in La Matanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina, I sketched Acrux, the brightest star in the constellation called “Southern Cross”, “Crux”, etc. This star is also known, in religious terms, as The Foot of the Cross, due to obvious location reasons.
It’s a nice double-star system done in white paper, with graphite 4B, 2B and HB2 pencils; after edited with Photoshop tool, while observing with a Newtonian SW 150/750 f5 telescope.
I liked the final results, so hope you like it too!