Archive for September 2014

NGC 6822, Barnard’s Galaxy – Sagittarius – Difficult and faint with very low surface brightness

September 28, 2014

The following sketch was made using a No.2 pencil, a 5 x 8 blank note card with the colors inverted using a computer. 

Rogers NGC-6822

The following image, courtesy of Dr. James Dire of Hawaii, using a 190 mm Maksutov-Newtonian telescope. 

NGC6822

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AUGUST 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6822

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M 101 Galaxy in Ursa Major – Face-on spiral with low surface brightness.

September 6, 2014

JULY 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-101 NGC 5457

Pencil sketch with inverted colors

Rogers M-101 3

Original sketch:

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