Jump to content

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_31.thumb.jpg.b7a41d6a0fa4e315f57ea3e240acf140.jpg

Recommended Posts

After many weeks of telescopes gathering dust I finally managed a long night sketching under the stars. 

Having only ever sketched open clusters I wanted to attempt a GC. Hercules was well positioned so I chose to draw m92, often overshadowed by the more famous m13. 

My red torch was a little too bright and there was some intermittent cloud but the sketch comes pretty close to what I saw. All comments / criticisms / comparisons most welcome!

Jack

p.s. As I was packing up around midnight I saw what I can only assume were parts of a meteorite breaking up in the sky. A long trail of five to ten separate glowing dots moved eastward through cygnus toward the horison. It was like watching several satellites following each other in an absolutely straight line. Anyone else see this or remember something similar? 

STAR NERDZ.jpg

  • Like 14
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, Stu said:

Wonderful sketch Jack, very nicely done sir!

Pretty sure what you saw would have been the Starlink satellites recently launched by SpaceX. 60 satellites all in a row, slowly dispersing as I understand it. Must have been amazing to see.

https://gizmodo.com/breathtaking-view-of-spacex-starlink-satellite-train-1835047155

Thanks Stu! That’s exactly what I saw! I love this forum 🤗

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, celestron8g8 said:

Fantastic sketch of M92 ! I got to get out soon and do some looking . We been having nothing but cloudy skies and rain for the last two months . :( 

Thanks! I'm sure you'll get clear skies soon - I'd swap the UK weather for Texas any day!

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Great sketch. M92 is always overlooked by M13 as you say, and yet it's beautiful isn't it?

I was lucky enough to get out last night and enjoyed seeing the globular clusters M3, M5, and M10 and M12, but I'm pretty sure when I look at them I would make a complete mess of trying to sketch them, so haven't tried yet. Maybe next time. Very inspiring! Thanks for posting.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 01/06/2019 at 12:31, Lurcher said:

Great sketch. M92 is always overlooked by M13 as you say, and yet it's beautiful isn't it?

I was lucky enough to get out last night and enjoyed seeing the globular clusters M3, M5, and M10 and M12, but I'm pretty sure when I look at them I would make a complete mess of trying to sketch them, so haven't tried yet. Maybe next time. Very inspiring! Thanks for posting.

Thank you! I'd haven't spent much time in Ophiuchus - will have a hunt for M10 & M12 next time I get the chance and try a sketch. 

Definitely give it a go - it's never going to be completely accurate with something as complex as a globular cluster but its fun to take something away as a memory. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By melsmore
      First the disclaimer. This is my first attempt to sketch Mars, or indeed any planet. Also, it started to rain and I had to abandon it with some urgency (hence no orientation marker). I used a HB pencil and a blending stump. But I think I can see a couple of features that match Ade Ashford's app.
      The Wratten 21 filter improved the view enormously (although you may find that hard to believe looking at the picture) helping show the surface detail and improving the seeing. I tried it the day before in my 80mm refractor, but that just made the image too dim, but on the 115mm it was very good, so I recommend it to anyone with 115mm or larger.
      I tried sketching the moon (Plato) several years ago, but SWMBO pronounced it (I'll paraphrase her here) more Feline Anatomical than Selenographical. While this one may look more like a two year's old attempt at drawing a rabbit, at least no one can confuse it with the rear end of the cat. So regardless of the criticism I receive here, I'll give it another go tonight (weather permitting). 🧐

    • By Philip Terry
      Not as spectacular as M13 a few nights ago, but comes up nicely with Samsung Galaxy S10 and an 8" SCT. Conditions were a bit iffy.

    • By JackCooke
      A quick sketch from the 1st September (sorry - date is wrong on the image). 
      M15 was still fairly low in the east but the central condensation of stars really stood out, even in a 5.5inch scope. The bright field star intruding on the edge of the image was distracting. If I had a tracking mount I'd have banished it permanently!
      A lot of the extended GC was on the threshold of vision and the resolved stars faded in and out. 
      M15 will always have a special place for me as it was the first GC i ever saw 😍 
      Thanks for looking. 
      Jack

    • By acr_astro
      Dear all,
      these days we have a sunny and hot summer over here. Today I tried to capture the "aura" of the sun caused by some dust in our atmosphere when doing the pastel sketch of the H alpha solar disc. I spent almost half an hour with the solar disc and its aura and then just 15 minutes for the proms and filaments. So here's the result:

       
      Telescope: Lunt LS50THaB600PT
      Eyepiece: Celestron X-cel 10mm
      Date & Time: June 26th, 2019 /1030-1115 CEST
      Location: home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
      Technique: red and orange Koh-i-Noor pastels and pastel pens on black Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper
      Size: 24 x 32 cm
      Clear (and sunny) skies!
      Achim
    • By acr_astro
      Dear all,
      this morning, I woke up because of lightning and thunder here in Dusseldorf area.  After the thunderstorm had moved away towards northeast- and before the next bunch of clouds appeared, I enjoyed the sunshine on the home terrace. To maximize my joy, I set up the H-alpha-telescope to have a look at the solar "weather". 
      This time I once again chose natural vine charcoal which is made of the very same atoms than the solar nucleus: carbon. The prominence on the top limb of my sketch was pretty tricky to sketch its set of needle-sharp "rays" in front of the foggy background. Let me share this sketch here as my second contribution to the solar imaging challenge:

      Telescope: Lunt LS 50 THa B600 PT
      Eyepiece: Celestron X-cel 10mm
      Date & Time: June 3rd, 2019 / 1000-1030 CEST
      Location: home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
      Technique: natural vine charcoal on white Hahnemühle Ingres mould-made pastel paper
      Size: 24x31cm
      Clear (and sunny) skies!
      Achim
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.