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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Moon
Old friend watching over us.....

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Sunday, November 03, 2013
Beautiful Uranus

On Octobre 30 I finally had a chance to observe Uranus. The sketch is made using the 12 inch Dobson from Orion Optics mounted on an Equatorial Platform. I used a 12mm Nagler. The magnification is 133x and the FOV is 37'. The observation and sketch were made from my backyard, between 22:00 and 23:00 local time. The seeing was somehow stable, but the transparency was bad. With the 2x powermate installed I could barely see a hint of green-blue color on the planets disk. there were no details visible. However, it was a very pleasing observation. Uranus really stood out as a little disk from its starry surroundings.


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Enif and Picot 2
On Octobre the 21th between 20:30 and 21:30 I observed the bright orange star Enif in Pegasus. I used the 80mm Zeiss with a 20-60 zoom eyepiece, mounted on a Manfrotto-tripod. At maximum zoom (60x) Enif nicely fitted into the same field of view with the asterism Picot 2 (in the upper half of the sketch), which looks like a cooking pan with a lid on it. The sketch was made from my backyard in Landgraaf. The faintest star is of magnitude 10.95, not bad for an 80mm scope.

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North is up and East is to the left.
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Saturday, September 28, 2013
Sketchlight, getting ready to sketch M31 ....
I am planning to sketch M31 this autumn. Until now I was struggling with my red lights while sketching at the eyepiece, but think this flexible arm will be the solution smile

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Sunday, September 01, 2013
Mirror cleaning time!
Getting the mirror of my dobson ready for the autumn.... and it needed some cleaning as you can see smile


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Monday, August 19, 2013
The beautiful coat hanger......
Here's a sketch I made two weeks ago, from my backyard. It is the starcluster Collinder 399, or as most of you will know, "The Coathanger". I made the sketch using 15x80 Vixen binoculars mounted on a mirror mount. The field of view is about 3.5 degrees.



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Friday, February 25, 2011
Rigel and Betelgeuse
On february 8th 2011 I made sketches of Rigel and Betelgeuse. Both stars were observed through the Orion Optics 300mm. The sketch of Rigel represents a field of view of 52' and a magnification of 94x (17mm Nagler Type 4). The sketch of Betelgeuse represents a field of view of 37' and a magnification of 133x (12mm Nagler Type 4). South is up and east is to the left.

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Betelgeuse


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