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Aristarchus, Herodotus and Vallis Schroteri

Aristarchus, Herodotus and Vallis Schroteri

© Alexander Massey.  Craters Aristarchus, Herodotus & Vallis Schröteri, 2012 February 4. C5, f/10, at 250x. This sketch was co-winner of the first RASC Astrosketchers' Contest.

Europa Shadow Transit 20121220

Europa Shadow Transit 20121220

© Gordon Webster.  Europa shadow transit, 2012 December 20. 120mm f/8.3 refractor, at 125x.  This sketch was the co-winner of the first RASC Astrosketchers' Contest.

NGC 2244 Sketch

NGC 2244 Sketch

© Gordon Webster   Both sketches were done at the eyepiece then cleaned up and inverted using Corel Paint Shop Pro.

Jupiter Europa Shadow Transit

Jupiter Europa Shadow Transit

© Gordon Webster   This sketch was done at the eyepiece, then cleaned up and inverted using Corel Paint Shop Pro. The colour was added using coloured pencils.

Hercules and Surrounds

Hercules and Surrounds

© Alexander Massey   I’m throwing my hat into the ring with this sketch of the crater Hercules and surrounds. An average night’s start ended with quite stable conditions to be able to see very fine details. A multitude of fine riles, escarpments and stunning long shadows along the terminator was a dramatic scene I could not resist.

Aristarchus, Herodotus et Vallis Schroteri

Aristarchus, Herodotus et Vallis Schroteri

© Alexander Massey   This sketch is of one of the brightest features on the Moon, the crater Aristarchus. The brilliantly illuminated internal western wall requires time to spy out the many fine details within it, otherwise these features would be washed out. A myriad of riles radiate out from this crater.

The Sun in H-alpha

The Sun in H-alpha

© Deirdre Kelleghan   First solar observation of 2012. Yes the main Active Region that morning looked very detailed, but the hedge proms on the east limb were outstanding, and very busy indeed. A long rope like filament arched upward above the chromosphere, whipped round the limb becoming that very dramatic feature the filaprom.

  • East limb proms January 12th 2012 10:50 UT - 11:20UT
  • PST 40 / 8mm TVP eyepiece / 50X. Seeing good.
  • Pastel and Conte on black paper.
  • Sketch is 9 inches X 4 inches on A4
  • Bray, Co Wicklow Ireland

NGC 6888 Pastel

NGC 6888 Pastel

© John Karlsson  This is a sketch using pastel chalks, white charcoal pencil and a wight gel pen on black pastel paper. I did this sketch in the cold late night of last summer. The sky's where very clear and the temperature had dropped to +2C. Cold considering it was +30 that afternoon. The pastel is brushed onto the paper and then smudged in with a blending stump.darker areas are added with a kneed able eraser. Stars are done with the gel pen as well as the white charcoal pencil.

Naked-eye Moon Tantramar Marsh

Naked-eye Moon Tantramar Marsh

Naked-eye Moon Tantramar Marsh on 2012 January 2. Sketch © R.A. Rosenfeld.

Copernicus

Copernicus

Silvia Graca ©   I drew this picture on September 14th, 2013 from about 9:15 PM to 10:30 PM CDT from Winnipeg Manitoba. I used a Mead LightSwitch telescope with a 2 inch 8 MM eyepiece. I used graphite pencils and an eraser.

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