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    Default Pushrod's Messier sketches part deux (41 up!)



    Well I have a feeling this is going to take a real long time. This time though i am also going to use my manual 250mm (10") dob as well as my SE4 so hopefully some of those invisible galaxies might appear but from my back garden (a Bortle red 6 to 7 sky) they are still a hard search.


    Anyway the ones drawn so far are -

    31, 13, 29, 27, 42, 32, 103, 45, 34, 33,

    44, 36, 37, 38, 1, 51, 35, 46, 47, 3,

    81, 82, 66, 65, 5, 64, 105, 96, 95, 67,

    92, 10, 12, 40, 53, 14, 107, 56, 57 and 11.

    Hopefully will remember to avoid these as future targets.
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    Default #41 - m94

    Well first one up is M94 a spiral galaxy fairly close to Ursa Major and very close to Cor Caroli. A higher mag than i am used to drawing with and subsequent smaller field of view.

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    Default Re: Pushrod's Messier sketches part deux (41 up!)

    thats bang on pushrod.

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    Default Re: Pushrod's Messier sketches part deux (41 up!)

    Quote Originally Posted by rory View Post
    thats bang on pushrod.
    Cheers Rory - i see we are geographically fairly close to each other so it will be interesting to compare what we see. I noticed you have drawn M17, i will look out for that as i do not have it yet.

    I only started the thread yesterday as the forecast was good and i was all set to get 4 more targets around Altair and Deneb. Scope in the garden, eyepieces and pencils ready but sky only turned out to be 30% clear at best
    Ended up with about 15 mins looking thru the gaps in the clouds with my binos - got a super view of the coathanger though
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    Default Re: Pushrod's Messier sketches part deux (41 up!)

    i was taken by suprise by m17. i wasnt expecting to see neblousity without somekind of filter. but the brighter regions of it are clearly visible. although i couldnt make out a complete swan shape,more a nike tick.
    what do you like sketching most out of interest ?

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    Default Re: Pushrod's Messier sketches part deux (41 up!)

    Quote Originally Posted by rory View Post
    i was taken by suprise by m17. i wasnt expecting to see neblousity without somekind of filter. but the brighter regions of it are clearly visible. although i couldnt make out a complete swan shape,more a nike tick.
    what do you like sketching most out of interest ?
    Haha know what you mean - the guys who named these things had vivid imaginations.

    Re- drawings i am not too fussy. It's fun hunting them down and then seeing if you can find them again and comparing what you drew to what you see again. Some of the galaxies are good - easy to smudge and blend compared to open clusters in a rich star field. They can take quite a few attempts or a lot of rubbing out to get them even part way true, but it is all good
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    Default Re: Pushrod's Messier sketches part deux (41 up!)

    Rory,

    Where I live in Utah when I hit one of several dark sites it is quite easy to see nebula without a filter. In my opinion sometimes I actually prefer them without a filter. A filter, depending on which one, enhances details and thus can add to what you sketch. It all comes down to the darkness of the site, and the sky. Have a very good to excellent sky with a really true dark site and you have a combination that leads for seeing nebula from the Messier to the NGC etc.

    Pushrod,

    Very nice sketches of the Messier. I have enjoyed looking at your renderings.

    Jay

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    Pushrod,

    Very nice sketches of the Messier. I have enjoyed looking at your renderings.

    Jay
    Cheers Jay - I enjoyed reading the links you put up on another thread about styles of sketching (Mellish). When i have a bit more time i will experiment with that
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    Looking forward to seeing the other sketches, beautiful work - clear skies
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    Default Re: Pushrod's Messier sketches part deux (41 up!)

    Hey, Phil. I see you're back in business!

    I can see M17 fairly clearly even in the LP skies of the city. I'll get around to sketching it one of these days -- I mean one of these nights. It's been very cloudy for a couple of weeks. Maybe this weekend something will come up.

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