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Hayduke27

Triangulum Galaxy 10/24/2017

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I had a really nice evening of observing last night, found a lot of objects new to me and enjoyed some of my other favorites.  I managed to find the Triangulum Galaxy (NGC 0777), which is one of the dimmest objects I have managed to spot to date.  I observed it and the surrounding stars for about 15-20 minutes before I began sketching.  I took my time and probably sketched for about 30-45 minutes.  I started by marking the center of my drawing area with a small spot which would become the galaxy, and then made marks where all of the visible stars were.  I then went around and filled in the stars from brightest to dimmest.  Finally I used a soft pencil, a smudge stick, and my eraser to make the galaxy.  This is my first attempt at a galaxy, and I'm pretty happy with it overall.

Viewing was done on a very clear, cold night with excellent viewing conditions. C8SE scope, Scientific Exploration 18mm 82* EP, no filters.  I hope you like it!

 

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hey,

Everyday i learn something or the other in this field.......

there is lot to be learnt about universe.......

this pic lift my spirits up for astronomy.....

thankyou

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Very nice sketch and good to read how you achieved a great result.

Thanks for the explanation. 

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