This site is dedicated to my astronomical drawings.
Sketching deep-sky objects helps to improve observing skills.
Over time - my technique should become better...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
After a long break I started to sketch again. Comet C/2011 L4 is this spring's highlight. Beautiful to see in the early evening :) I forgot to include the field covered by the sketch - it is about 1,5 degrees.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Still testing star maps, I decided to look for objects in the Coma Berenices constellation marked with M, C and H.
It is not easy to sketch globular clusters, this is my second try on M53...
This time i DID saw the famous black spot after a few minutes of indirect seeing! The center is very bright and leaves a stellar impression.
Yet another bright galaxy leaving a stellar impression.
Much fainter as the other galaxies tonight, it's also missing a bright center. Two stars shining in the object.
Okay, I already sketched this one a few years ago, but it's a beauty - I just can't resist to observe it over and over again. Note the faint star (12m8) underneath the galaxy.
Bright, almost stellar center with fainter outer regions.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Finally the wetter and my work allowed me to sketch again. I took the opportunity to test some new star maps and to hunt galaxies in the Canes Venatici constellation.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Spring is galaxy time... This week the weather is unusually warm for the time of the year but for galaxy hunting... just what we need ;-)