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    Default Falcons Southern 40



    Hi all, with the Southern sky at this time of the year giving me such a choice what better time to start.
    Started with 2360 in Canis Major a bright open cluster and 2362 a compact but very bright glob.
    NGC 2477 in Puppis although quite dull visually when first found. As time went by and the eyes gathered more detail it was an enjoyable sketch.
    2516 in Carina, what else can I say. It's bright!
    Well, that's my start.



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    Default Re: Falcons Southern 40

    Really great sketches Wayne, nice to see you got some quality time at the scope in!
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    Default Re: Falcons Southern 40

    Fine sketching and a great start, Wayne! Good to see you taking on the Southern Sky Challenge!
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    Wayne, I have always enjoyed your sketches and am thrilled that you have taken up the Southern Sketch challenge!

    Great sketches as always and a good start on the list!
    I will be following this thread with a keen eye.
    Our skies are really getting busy now and there is plenty to do!
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    Very nice sketches Wayne! You're off to a great start.
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    Great sketches Wayne! Do you sketch white on black paper or do the reverse and invert the images? Also I would really like to know what medium you used because you really captured the stars quite nicely. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Fine sketching and a great start, Wayne! Good to see you taking on the Southern Sky Challenge!
    Thanks Bryan, after pulling through ok last week with the back I thought I'd have a crack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Really great sketches Wayne, nice to see you got some quality time at the scope in!
    Thanks Gabby, all settled in the North Pole yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingclinton View Post
    Wayne, I have always enjoyed your sketches and am thrilled that you have taken up the Southern Sketch challenge!

    Great sketches as always and a good start on the list!
    I will be following this thread with a keen eye.
    Our skies are really getting busy now and there is plenty to do!
    Bang on there Clinton! This time of the year we are spoilt for choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler75 View Post
    Great sketches Wayne! Do you sketch white on black paper or do the reverse and invert the images? Also I would really like to know what medium you used because you really captured the stars quite nicely. Thanks!
    G'day Craig, combination of white pencil and soft pastels on black. Pencil is used to put down the main or brighter stars. Pastels are used for the background
    to try and give some depth to the drawing. As for inverting I just put down what I'm seeing through the Dob.

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