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This one took a while, first I had to muster the courage to start sketching this enormous mass of stars. 

By no means possible to pinpoint every single star, but i did manage to get some of the details (like the darker lanes and the two dark "eyes" in the center).

The brightest stars have been drawn truthfully, for as far as this is possible in these kind of objects... 


Hope you enjoy! 



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Top job. Last time I flew to South Africa I took my heritage 130p over (tube in backpack, flat packed base in hold-all) to view this target. I couldn’t believe how big it was. It’s massive!

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Thank you, everyone! 

We had a good choice in renting scopes, not only for photography (see my website); but also for visual use. I switched between this 12” and a 16” Dieter Martini dobsonian. I might be tempted to rent a bigger scope, but on my first trip to the southern hemisphere, a 12” was more than big enough. The 16” was nice for those small planetaries, or getting more detail out of other objects. 

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