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This e-book provides the novice with advantageous examples of astronomical sketches and step by step tutorials in every one medium, together with pencil, pen and ink, chalks and pastels, portray and special effects courses. This particular ebook can train virtually an individual to create appealing sketches of celestial gadgets by means of following easy, illustrated, step by step directions. Readers can decide upon a bankruptcy relating to their hottest category of item, and swiftly study concepts in different media. each one bankruptcy includes important information about apparatus, recommendations for conserving and archiving sketches, and proposals for actual checklist keeping.

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Is it very diffuse or is it highly condensed at the center? If it possesses a distinct central condensation or pseudonucleus, is this feature centered or off-centered compared to the entire coma? Use the stars that are visible in the sky and plotted on your chart as a scale to estimate the coma’s diameter. 3. The dashed circle represents how I visualized this diameter on the sketch. Step 4: Sketching the first layer of the coma With the size and profi le of the coma in mind, lightly load your blending stump with graphite (see Using a Blending Stump on page 153).

You may feel the need to spend as much time as possible at the sketch, with the light turned up brightly, working your way through the mechanics of the whole process. And you know what? That is perfectly fine. Work under the conditions you need until you are comfortable with the process. However, keep these points in mind as you gain confidence. Try to apply them with every sketch and you will find that it becomes easier with time. One final issue is how to hold your red flashlight. If you are able to sit while observing, you can keep the clipboard in your lap and hold the flashlight in one hand while you sketch with the other.

Whichever method you use, do try to capture at least the following information: object observed, date and time, instrument used, eyepiece and fi lter used, magnification, and atmospheric conditions. 1 you in recalling the details of your observing sessions, it will also help you prepare for future observations as you consider what combinations of equipment and conditions led up to the view you were able to sketch. This information is also valuable to other amateur astronomers if you decide to share and compare your observations.

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