Astronomy Sketch of the Day
In attachment you can find sketch of comet C2013/R1 Lovejoy
Object Name C2013/R1 Lovejoy
Object Type comet
Location Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Media graphite pencil, white paper, color invert
Telescope Sky Watcher refractor 120/600 + Meade 8,8mm + Lumicon Swan Band
Seeing 2/5 (good)
Transparency 2/5 (good)
NELM 5,4 mag
We don’t have so many good weather in Poland last weeks. So when I realised that night from 2nd to 3rd of December will be good I decided to wake up early morning to observe comet C2013/R1 Lovejoy. And it was really good observation night. Comet looks great. It is visible even with naked eye. When you use binocular, you can observe really condensed core with delicate tail. With “stronger” telescope you can see the green colour of the comet and bigger part of really long tail.
I used SW 120/600 refracotr with special comet filter Lumicon Swan Band mounted on Meade UWA 8,8mm eyepiece. It is really good filter designed to see details in gasous comets even in weak sky conditions. When you use this filter sky background is really dark and comet shine stongly with high contrast. It is also possible to see delicate structures inside the tail (close to head).
If you dudn’t see this comet, you must try it. It is really worth to observe.
Good afternoon fellow Webbies
I have attached a sketch of delightful barred spiral NGC 266 in Pisces that I made on Saturday night using my 20″ F3.7 reflector. This is the first sketch with the Watec video camera placed at prime focus, a modification designed and engineered by the redoubtable Mr Es Reid.
As helped me set up and collimate the rig and then stayed on for this stunning observation. The tiny companion galaxy that can be seen at 2 O’clock is mag 16.4 PGC 212604.
I hope you like this gem and feel encouraged to take a look yourselves
Clear skies to us all, Dale
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Object Name (C/2013 R1 – Lovejoy)
Object Type (comet)
Location (Provence France)
Media (watercolor on paper 65cm/25cm)
This very morning, early, from Néoules, a nice dark sky area, I made 5 sketches with :
a 80/400mm refractor (10x) for the large field and the long tail,
a Dobson 12”, 58x and 150x for the coma around the nucleus
and a 102/1000 refractor (25x and 100x) for the intermediate view.
I used miscellaneous EP from 40mm to 10mm Delos, sometime with UHC filter.
I made this watercolor today 3 December at home, the idea was to put together the different magnifications on a single view.
Oh yes, something funny, to sketch the tail, I used a light sand paper to take away the pigment from place to place; this sand feels like real comet dust : scale 1/1…
Clear sky to you all !
Object Name (Moon)
Object Type (Satellite)
Date (5 grudnia 2012)
Media (White/black acrylic/black ink/)
The painting was made when i bought my first telescope (70/900 skylux) and i was very delighted with the beauty of the moon. So I study it for couple of nights, and with a bit of help of moon photos from the internet and map with the moon i painted two moon’s. This is the first one. And it took me two weeks to complete it fully.
best regards Przemo
I observed M34 in Nov. midnight with my 15″ Dob.
The center of M34 has big & bright ‘Y’ shape, and many lines follow the ‘Y’!
It is very impressive and huge.
I drew all of the stars in my eyepiece through two nights.
But I couldn’t express M34 perpectly..
Who makes this fantastic star chains?
God? or My eyes?
Object Name : M34
Object Type : Open Cluster
Location : S. Korea
Date : Nov. 11, 2013
Media : Black paper, Jelly pen, Pastel pencil
Voici un dessin de la comète Lovejoy, réaliser avec un dobson de 345mm et un oculaire de 40mm (grossissement 37 fois).
Elle est sublime ! Le noyau très ponctuel et bien brillant. La queue est large et fait au moins 2° de long.
Le ciel était stable.
Fait à Fayssac dans le sud de la France le 28 novembre 2013 à 5h20 Local. Club d’astronomie APAM.
French-English translation by Google Translate:
Here is a drawing of comet Lovejoy, achieved with a dobson of 345mm and a 40mm eyepiece (magnification 37 times).
It is sublime! Very punctual and very bright nucleus. The tail is made wide and at least 2° long.
The sky was stable.
Fayssac made in the south of France November 28, 2013 at 5:20 Local. Astronomy Club APAM.
Object Name : C/2012 S1 ISON
Object Type : comet
Location : Béziers, south-west France
Date : November 20 2013
Media : graphite pencil, white paper + PhotoPaint
The moon was almost full, the sky was not dark enough, so the tail was shade off and fairly not visible.
Only a bright star could be seen in this area.
The turquoise colour of ISON comet was (R.I.P.) very nice, with a very bright dot as shown on the skectch.
Equipment : 300mm Telescope + 24mm Ultra Wide Angle eyepiece
Sketch was made with pencil on white paper while observing the comet on the road side before sunrise.
A bit of image processing was used to invert the image and give it some colour.
On Friday evening after setting up to observe, I could see sky conditions would be better than average for this time of year( late fall).
When Jupiter climbed to more than 60 degrees above the horizon, I realized that this would be the night to make a first sketch of Jupiter for the season.
The GRS was redder than last season especially in its center and was well set apart from both the South Tropical Zone and South Equatorial Belt. Europa had just emerged from behind the North Tropical Zone on the following side of the planet. A couple of festoons could be clearly seen in the Equatorial Zone emerging from the North Equatorial Belt.
It was right at my tolerable cold temperature limit for sketching and I finished before needing to retreat indoors to warm up.
On a steady night of good seeing this is the time to give Jupiter a look.
Equipment Used: 13.1 inch f/6 Dobsonian running on an equatorial platform 6mm eyepiece (333x) and Baader Neodymium filter
Sketching: Assorted graphite pencils, medium hard charcoal pencils, erasers, blending stumps,
white copy paper
Seeing: Pickering 7/10
Transparency : Average 3/5
Temperature: 21°F (-6°C)
Jupiter: Visual mag. -2.6, Diameter 44.65 “, illumination 99.6%, distance from earth 4.4 au
Object Name: Orion Nebula – M42 – NGC 1976
Object Type: Nebula
Location: Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: 29/11/2013 – 21:30
Media: Digital Tools (Photoshop CS6)
This is my drawing of the Orion Nebula. In Mar del Plata, the sky have light pollution in some places, but I could see something.
I have a reflector telescope Sky-Watcher 114/900 (4,5″) EQ2 with an eyepiece Super 10 mm. I had a good seeing with a good transparency.
pour l’ASOD, je te propose la nébuleuse de “la patte de chat” NGC6334 observée en août 2013 au Chili, désert de l’Atacama au pied du VLT, avec le T400 de voyage en carbone (15kg), ethos 8 et 13mm.
Quasi inexistante sans artifice, elle se révèle sans pareil avec un H-béta, d’où cette idée d’une colorisation L, Rouge (H-béta), Vert (OIII).
Dessin en négatif couleur au crayon sur papier blanc.
je profite de cet envoi pour t’informer de la parrution début décembre de notre ouvrage collectif :
“ASTRODESSIN, Observation & Dessin en astronomie”
fruit d’un remarquable travail d’équipe qui s’est étallé sur plus de 3 ans.
je te propose de découvrir et (si tu le souhaite) de faire figurer sur ton site ASOD le lien vers le site du livre :
PS : désolé pour mon manque en anglais !
[ French to English translation by Google Translate]
For ASOD, I offer the “Cat Paw” Nebula observed in August 2013 in Chile, the Atacama Desert at the foot of the VLT, with the T400 travel carbon (15kg) NGC6334, 8 and 13mm ethos.
Almost nonexistent without artifice, she reveals unmatched with an H-beta, hence the idea of a coloring L, Red (H-beta), Green (OIII).
Drawing negative color pencil on white paper.
I take this dispatch to inform you of the beginning of December parrution our collective work:
“ASTRODESSIN, Astronomical Observation & Sketching”
result of an outstanding team that ETALLE over 3 years work.
I suggest you to discover and (if you wish) to include on your website ASOD the link to the book site:
PS: sorry for my lack in English!
The most wonderful,amazing observation experience in my whole life was this, one of my 8″ refractor observation of the lunar near-horizon landscape, ….this imagination scene.
In the 82 degree bino-eyepieces some 30-40 lines group of villages of parallel mountains or canyons was seen,
it was some resemble the villages Grand Canyon in the Arizona USA .
I was regettable could not leave some fine detailed sketchs because the sketching only one of the lines of mountains -canyons need one or two hours work and ofcourse the lunation every month disturbed adequate shadow angle plus an amater,s observing time is limited , did not show me again the unforgettable scene that night .
I hope I ,ll challenge again with my newly projected equartorial machine bigger brother of 8″ and will leave some sketchs the whole scene [landscape area 300 x 300 km ].
location; about symmetrical place of the J.Herschel crater for a criterion North Pole of moon
8″ refractor x340
white paper A4 , graphite pencils ,black ink
Hello, here is a drawing of the comet Lovejoy, made with my Dobsonian Telescope 12. “Also visible in 8×40 binoculars, a telescope it offered a well detailed hair, including two jets very visible and 188x core composed of two very brilliant parts (?). beautiful visitor also revealed a double pretty tail, two jets obvious.
Object : The comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy
Location : France (Vendée-Atlantic)
Date : 16/11/2013
Support : Tracing paper, fading and pencils Hb
Good reception and thank you for your interest
Best regard, Yohan Archambaud ( Vendée, France)
Object Name M42 Orion Nebula
Object Type Nebula
Location Lomas de Zamora – Buenos Aires- Argentina
Date 22/11/2013 23:15 hs
Media graphite pencil, white paper, cotton, digital tools: Gimp (for tweaks)
It is my draw about Orion Nebula. Where im living the sky is difficult to see some objects because it have light pollution and others
In my Draw you can see the Orion nebula (m42) with the sky that I have.
Equipment: Telescope Hokenn 130 x 900 eye Super Plossl 25 mm
Thats´s all, thanks!
May 5, 2013 I think I had a NELM alamost 6 mag (at my home in small Twon) .. marvelous night! Amazing clarity – good transparency and windless sky, … did an atmosphere very stable,
I’ve seen the spiral arms inside the hallo surrounded the white core of Wirlpool Galaxy.
The hallo was built of black and white swirls, they where quite visible .. definitely I’ve seen a bridge between the M51 and NGC 5195 and a few stars in the background!
I recommend You to observe this object in all apertures, it is always… beautiful!
Object Name: M51
Object Type (Galaxy)
Location (Oborniki, suburbia, Poland)
Equipment: Newtonian telescope 409/1800 (Capella 41), ES 14mm eyepiece
Object: – Artist: Robert Twarogal (Ignisdei)
Here is one sketch from my Cirrus Observation/Drawing Project!!
16″ 136-180x with OIII und UHC
Fst: 6m5; Adelegg 1100m; Germany
Sketch with Graphit Pencill and white Paper!
I have drawing the complete object in 4 individual drawings and then i put it together in one final drawing.
Heire the Link to the other Drawings:
The Cirrus Complex:
Lg von Hajü
Hey I send my sketch of M2. This is one of my favourite objects of this type. M2 can be found in the constellation Aquarius. I have this zodiac sign Sketch was made during today’s observations.The dark rural skies and a good telescope nicely break the cluster into individual stars.
I used a 2B pencil and black pen.
Object name: M2
Object type: globular cluster
Date: July 23, 2012
Location: Psary in Poland
Telescope: Newton 8 “aperture (200/1200)
Media: Black pen and pencil 2B
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador; 89° 13′ W 13°43′ N
Date: November 21st 2013
Media: Adobe Ideas application for iOS on IPhone.
Transparency was not so good. Very much light polluted area. I was impressed with the craters I could see with my 10×50 binoculars, mounted on a tripod. My first digital sketch, this is.
I got a visual observation of comet R1 (Lovejoy) this morning.
The coma was big and diffuse with a small (not stellar) false nucleus.
No tail was seen due to moonlight.
Lovejoy was easy to find in my 10 x 50 binos. Info on the sketch!
I have not seen comet Ison yet because of long periods with clouds.
I used graphite pencil on white paper and inverted in color.
I had to use 50x magn. on my telescope, higher magn. did not work much!
Location : Trondheim, Norway.
Best wishes from: Per-Jonny Bremseth.
• Object Name: NGC 7293 – Helix Nebula
• Object Type: Planetary nebula (PN)
• Location: Pelayos de la Presa – Spain
• Date: nov/06/2013
• Media: Graphite Pencil HB 2, torchon 1 and 130g drawing sheet
• inverted colors with GIMP 2.8
Pelayos is relatively close to Madrid , tonight stellar magnitude is 5.1 , not being the best conditions for observing deep sky objects , but incredibly the NP in this place have a brightness nearly comparable to the best skies I have seen.
The nebula is easy to locate as it is easily distinguished in the 30mm eyepiece that gives a real field 2 and 40x magnification .
With 40x appears bright , big and round. The less dense central region being surrounded by a thick contour brighter , especially in the low part, and cutting at two opposite ends , one very clearly , sounding the form of a ” horseshoe” .
With 80x lost denser areas , disappearing horseshoe shape , but gives an incredible feeling of great size, and clearly distinguish at least two starlets inside.
The design and perform observation with 40x decide better appreciation for density variations .
Indispensable observation filter and side view to appreciate the details.
New 10” dob telescope. Object Elevation +24º. Male 5,1. 14º C. Moisture 50 º/º.
Greetings to all visitors of this page.
Pedro Villamiel. Alcorcon, Madrid. nov/24/2013