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johnfosteruk

The Hyades

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I was out comparing to new (to me) 'vintage' binos earlier and did a quick sketch to record the comparison.

I Scanned, inverted and enhanced slightly in photoshop (colour added, star roundness tweaked and a little glow added to some of the brightest stars for fun)

Here she is:

Hyades 16-02.png

Here's a write up of the comparison if you're interested:

 

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WOW!!! That's a fabulous observation John! Very impressive!

What an inspiration for any with binoculars to get involved in observational sketching. 

Outstanding! :headbang:

Mike 

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Great sketches and comparison John. I had some lovely views of the Hyades with 10x42 Leica bins from my balcony in Tenerife. They were higher in the sky there and were over the sea, so this greatly mitigated the light pollution from the resort.

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2 hours ago, mikeDnight said:

What an inspiration for any with binoculars to get involved in observational sketching. 

Outstanding! :headbang:

Mike 

Thanks Mike.

if it does inspire anyone I'd suggest they do it with the binos mounted. Sketching and holding binoculars is hard mate and I think the wow factor is very much due to the digital 'touching up' afterwards. 

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2 hours ago, laudropb said:

Great sketches and comparison John. I had some lovely views of the Hyades with 10x42 Leica bins from my balcony in Tenerife. They were higher in the sky there and were over the sea, so this greatly mitigated the light pollution from the resort.

I bet the views were stunning in the Leica John. 

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These are my bird watching bins. They are now over 10 years old but are still the best I have used. It was also a joy to see Sirius and the whole of Canis Major as well as the clusters which are too low from my back garden.

 

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