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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.
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.
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.