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mikeDnight

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About mikeDnight

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    Lunar & planetary , binary stars & comets.
    Visual astronomy in general and an advocate of sketching as an aid to observing.
    I also have a passion for refractors and optics in general, and have a deep interest in the history of amateur astronomy, the astronomers and their scopes and observatories.
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  1. Hi Mike any chance of posting the link to one of your posts where you showed some sketches you did? I can't seem to find it, I want to show my wife what you can see with a 100mm Tak.

    I think you were commenting on someone buying an Altair Astro refractor.

    Thank you,

    Martin.

    1. mikeDnight

      mikeDnight

      Hi Martin,

      Gosh, I'm struggling to remember which post it was as I've posted so much lately. What i can do though is send you some images of the sketches I've made using the FC100DC. The chances are the pics you're looking for will be among the images I send. I'm mainly interested in lunar and planetary these days but I've also made quite a number of deep sky sketches too, so I'll send you a mix.

      Kind regards,

      Mike

    2. mikeDnight

      mikeDnight

      Hi Martin,

      Below are a number of sketches all made using the Takahashi FC100DC, and all were made under reasonable to good conditions. For the deep sky observations I took every precaution to block out stray light. My little observatory has blacked out walls and floor and when observing outside the observatory, I use a blackout blanket over my head and eyepiece to maintain dark adaption as far as possible. When I find a deep sky object I study it for some time, rather than quickly moving on to the next. That way I allow the subtle detail to reveal itself.

      The Moon:

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      The planets:

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      Deep Sky:

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    3. Martin13

      Martin13

      Wow, I really love the sketches.

      Thank you for sharing them with me Mike.

       

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