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...

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I sketched this beautiful duo under pretty good conditions. I could not really see the energy flow between them but indirectly a diffuse cloud and a star within M51 could be observed.


Thursday, March 15, 2007

As M42 was the very first drawing object (see posting November 2004), time had come to redraw it, just curious about improved observing skills during the past few years. Using the same equipment (20x60 binoculars) under similar sky conditions at the same observing spot - this sketch was made:

M42 - Binoculars

Three months ago, I bought a new small Rich Field Telescope (RFT) which was thought to replace the 20x60 bino. Along with the new baby, a new 2" eyepiece was purchased. I good idea to draw M42 once again and to compare the results:

M42 - Rich Field Telescope

Finally, the new eyepiece had to be tested on the "big" 8" newton telescope. So I sketched M42 one more time:

M42 - 8


Wednesday, January 29, 2006

M1 - Crab nebula


Sunday, 29 January 2006

At this time, Saturn is traveling across one of the most popular star clusters of the northern sky: M44 in the Cancer constellation. Last Sunday we had a pretty dark moonless night and I could not resist sketching the beautiful scenery.


Sunday, January 29, 2006

This was the first drawing, using the new technique. The Rotring pens allow faint star creation. Note the head star of the nebula which was hard to see.

I also tested my self made equatorial platform which was functioning just fine :-)


Fujtor - The Astrodwarf



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