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    Actually, so new that I haven't started yet. I would like to give astronomy sketching a shot and though I would start off with a couple easy to catch targets-- the moon and Jupiter and its four biggest moons. Can anyone offer any tips?
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    hi and welcome to the forums.great place to be.
    stick around and you will get all the help you need.
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    clear skies,
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    Hello,

    I second going to Jeremy's website at the Belt of Venus. First class. You may go to my blog at Jay's Astronomical Observations and on July 18th I posted two rough video's of how I finalize a sketch after making it at the EP.

    When I started it was with a number 2 pencil and my observing log with a circle on it. Now I use drafting pencils with 2H, 4H, HB, 2B and 4B leads in them. Each lead provides a different shade. I also have a post on my pencils. A blending stump is helpful on galaxies, globulars and planetary nebula and other items. Until you get there and decide that you want to sketch you can just use that number two pencil and your finger to blend shades.

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    Hello,

    I second going to Jeremy's website at the Belt of Venus. First class. You may go to my blog at Jay's Astronomical Observations and on July 18th I posted two rough video's of how I finalize a sketch after making it at the EP.

    When I started it was with a number 2 pencil and my observing log with a circle on it. Now I use drafting pencils with 2H, 4H, HB, 2B and 4B leads in them. Each lead provides a different shade. I also have a post on my pencils. A blending stump is helpful on galaxies, globulars and planetary nebula and other items. Until you get there and decide that you want to sketch you can just use that number two pencil and your finger to blend shades.

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    Thanks guys really helpful. I sketch too i will post my work in my blog soon.

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    Hi Noratchi. Welcome to the forum. Tell us more. Do it in chapters to burn up your "probation".
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