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Hi  all,

I gave a presentation to Basingstoke AS last week on Sketching the Deep Sky. They have kindly let me put it on youtube - link below. It describes why I enjoy deep sky sketching (in this day of digital imaging) and my approach, equipment (inc a homemade sketch board) and drawing technique. 

It concludes with a trip through the Andromeda Galaxy from the binocular view, star clouds and spiral arms and to its brightest globular cluster. 

 

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Very nicely done!  I've always taken quite a rushed approach to sketching, but there is something quite satisfying about placing those stars perfectly.. and the going the extra step after the initial invert really makes a difference..

Thanks for sharing 

Mark

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Hi Mark, totally agree. I wonder if there is something along the lines of "mindfulness" going on when you are in the moment, gazing across light years of space and replicating the view by hand.  It certainly appears to be more calming than imaging - although not without its own frustrations!

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Watched this last night and as a newcomer to astronomy, I found it really interesting.

Thanks for sharing, I’m off to buy my sketching kit. 👍

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Excellent - very informative. It would be useful to have some information on the process of swapping between the EP and the sketching pad.

For example... getting used to the light change, head light or handheld light, closing observing eye when sketching. 

Thank you

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