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Old 17-08-2015, 09:42 PM
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Unveiling the Veil Nebula - part I

Lovely work Allan.

I was honoured to be able to look at Allan's work earlier this year at SPSP. Lovely, lovely work!

Below is my first DSO sketch in some 7 months. And I sketched the same object twice in the one night!

The Veil Nebula had never been an object I entertained the idea of being able to view. But with the excellent transparency we had during Astrofest, the Veil presented as an extraordinary vista!

This is the first sketch I did of the Veil that night. The entire Veil just fit inside the field of view of the ES 30mm 82deg eyepiece (3deg TFOV!).

You will find a more extensive write up of this sketch on my astro sketching blog site.

Object: Entire Veil Nebula
Scope: 8" f/4 Kulali push-pull dob
Gear: ES 30mm 82deg, 27X (3deg TFOV), + NPB filter
Location: Linville, Queensland, Australia
Date: 14th August, 2015
Media: Soft pastel, charcoal & white ink on A4 size black paper
Duration: Approx 1.5hrs.
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