Archive for April 2014

NGC 2359 – “Thor’s Helmet” – Diffuse Nebula – Canis Major

April 19, 2014

Telescope: 10-inch reflector at 57x, from my moderately light polluted backyard in the foothills of western North Carolina.   The following pencil sketch was made using a No. 2 pencil on a blank 5 x 8 note card, with the colors inverted using a scanner.

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To read the Observers Challenge report:  MARCH 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2359

NGC 1664 – “The Kite Cluster” in Auriga

April 4, 2014

The following pencil sketch was made using a 10-inch reflector @ 95x, from my moderately light polluted backyard in the foothills of North Carolina.   The sketch was made using a No. 2 pencil on a blank 5 x 8 notecard with the colors being inverted using a scanner.  

NGC 1664  

To read the Observers Challenge Report:

FEBRUARY 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-1664