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...

Sunday, October 26 2014

I'm beginning to get older and suddenly I noticed that it is harder to read object labels on the map at night. Besides that, I received some feedback about smaller issues with objects missing in the object lists of some of the maps.

That is why I thought it would be a good idea to review all the maps. In the mean time I got a helping hand from Dennis. We hope to release a full 9m atlas for the northern sky before Christmas 2014.

The main changes in the new maps are:

  • Bigger fonts for better readability
  • Removed some duplicates from the database
  • Added missing objects in the object lists
  • We put all all under a Creative Commons License
  • New cover sheet with credits to the data sources for the maps

Maps will be uploaded as they become available. On the download page reviewed maps receive a rev label and completely new maps are recognizable as such by the word new.


Fujtor - The Astrodwarf



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