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Sunset at the Straight Wall reveals amazing detail
Hi all, This is my
second lunar sketch done using eyeglasses.   I’ve adapted a headband magnifier so it can carry a pair of spectacles
suited to my eyes.   I’m getting used to
the new way of sketching as there is now an additional step in my
eyepiece-to-ske...
Sunset at the Straight Wall reveals amazing detail
Sunset at the Straight Wall reveals amazing detail
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Using Eyeglasses with Telescopes - one solution
Well, age
has caught up with me .   I started to wear
eyeglasses over the last couple of years as I’ve started to struggle with close
up focusing.   This was fine with reading,
but now I’m needing to use glasses with my sketching.   This has created a probl...
Using Eyeglasses with Telescopes - one solution
Using Eyeglasses with Telescopes - one solution
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Total lunar eclipse above Sydney, July 2018
Hi all, This
particular lunar eclipse presented a unique opportunity – to see the eclipsed
Moon set behind the Sydney skyline. It required
some investigating to work out the best vantage points.   The angle of the line of sight window was a
small one, and t...
Total lunar eclipse above Sydney, July 2018
Total lunar eclipse above Sydney, July 2018
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Unique Planetary Alignment coming up in October this year!
Hi folks, I've happened to have stumbled upon a very unique planetary alignment that will occur for a few days either side of October 18 this year!  All 8 planets, plus the Moon and Pluto will all be visible all at the same time .  This is one of the rarest...
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Steampunking an old telescope!
Hi folks, Here’s
something a little different.   With
conditions having being so poor for so long, I’ve still been keeping my astro
mind occupied with another project. I have an
older big 6” f/8 refractor.   For being an
older achromatic refractor, it actua...
Steampunking an old telescope!
Steampunking an old telescope!
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Jupiter - transit of Europa and its shadow animation
Hello
everyone, The day
following my Jupiter sketch I revisited Jup’ and saw the last few minutes of
the shadow transit of Io.   With this being
essentially the time of Jupiter’s opposition, the gap between Io and its shadow
on Jupiter’s disk is just about ...
Jupiter - transit of Europa and its shadow animation
Jupiter - transit of Europa and its shadow animation
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Jupiter - good conditions and a newer scope reveals remarkable detail
Hello
everyone, Well, after
so long, I’ve managed reasonable seeing conditions to attempt a sketch of
Jupiter.   Last year was a complete
non-event with Jupiter as no matter when I looked at Jupiter, seeing was just
terrible.   In fact, I haven’t managed a
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Crater Humboldt - still so much to learn!
Hi all, My golly
josh!   It has been some 5 months since my
last lunar sketch!   This summer has been
terrible with astro weather.   Finally
there’s been a break in the weather!   Woohoo! I’ve been
wanting to sketch the eastern limb of the Moon from just af...
Crater Humboldt - still so much to learn!
Crater Humboldt - still so much to learn!
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Jazzing up Open Clusters
Hi
everyone, This year
has been very lean pickings.   So my apology
for the poor frequency of posts. Of all the
deep sky objects, open clusters have proven to be the most difficult to lay
down in a way that conveys the sparkle that we see through the eyepie...
Jazzing up Open Clusters
Jazzing up Open Clusters
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Dew Control With Astronomical Sketching
This has been one of the most confounded exercises for astro
sketchers.   There have been lots of ideas,
but few effective solutions. For any solution, there should be a set of criteria that
needs to be met: ·        *      Simple to
make ·        *      Si...
Dew Control With Astronomical Sketching
Dew Control With Astronomical Sketching
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