Sketching astronomical objects

This site is dedicated to my astronomical drawings. Sketching deep-sky objects helps to improve observing skills.
Over time - my technique should become better...

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...


M64 - "The Black Eye Galaxy"

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. 


NGC4494 / Herschel 251

Yet another bright galaxy leaving a stellar impression.


NGC4559 / Caldwell 36

Much fainter as the other galaxies tonight, it's also missing a bright center. Two stars shining in the object.


NGC4565 / Caldwell 38

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.


NGC4725 / Herschel 277

Bright, almost stellar center with fainter outer regions.


Fujtor - The Astrodwarf



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