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Old 16-01-2013, 12:55 PM
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Well done Alex! Really like the way you've presented the LMC sketch, and the M42 re-visited is a corker.

I started my first drawing session at the eyepiece a few nights ago. I found it difficult to transfer what I saw in the eyepiece to the drawing pad on my knee. I seemed to lose the image in my 'minds eye' by the time I left the EP to look at the pad. There is a finite time for my eyes to adjust from EP to pad, and in that time I lose the detail that I'm seeing.

I guess it's all down to getting more experience and time doing this. What sort of lighting do you use - a pad clip-on, or head-mounted red LED type? I was using a hand-held red LED torch.

These questions are probably answered in previous discussions, so I will go and review what has been posted earlier.

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