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Omega Centauri

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Post by Falcon 63 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:36 pm

Hi all, one of my favorite summer sky objects.
Huge impressive fuzzball located in Centaurus that can been seen with the naked eye...even from my yard in the 'burbs.
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Post by bladekeeper » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:33 pm

Gorgeous!

I can only catch a "down in the muck" view of this object. Hopefully one day I can observe it from an appropriate latitude. :)
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Post by mariosi » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:06 pm

Beautifully done!

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Post by helicon » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:31 pm

A great sketch - thanks!
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Post by Don Quixote » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:41 pm

Thank you Falcon for this sketch, beautiful !
I will never view this one in my telescope.

I am noticing some vertical textures in the sketch. Is this the paper texture coming through or just the way my screen deploys the image data here...just curious.
Thank you.
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Post by Michael131313 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:57 pm

Great sketch, DQ. Looks like a photo. Was lucky to see Omega Centauri last June when it was about 20° high here. Big fuzzy ball!
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Post by Thefatkitty » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:50 pm

That is really impressive! I have to ask, how long did that take to sketch?

Well done and all the best,
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Post by Falcon 63 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:22 am

Don Quixote wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:41 pm
Thank you Falcon for this sketch, beautiful !
I will never view this one in my telescope.

I am noticing some vertical textures in the sketch. Is this the paper texture coming through or just the way my screen deploys the image data here...just curious.
Thank you.
Hi...yes it's the texture showing through.
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Post by Falcon 63 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:26 am

Thefatkitty wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:50 pm
That is really impressive! I have to ask, how long did that take to sketch?

Well done and all the best,
Hi Mark, too long!... about 6 hours over 3 nights. Can only manage a couple of hours at a time before the eyes pack it in. :lol:
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Post by Peter802 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:09 pm

A wonderful sketch/
Thank you for sharing it.
Clear Skies.
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Post by Hankmeister3 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:28 pm

Beautifully rendered and captivating. Thanks for sharing.
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