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JUL 2009 - Barnard 142/143

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The July issue of Astronomy Now is available. In the column this month, we visit Barnard 142 & 143, (Barnard's E, or the Triple Cave Nebula).

Subject:Barnard 142 & 143
Issue:July 2009 Astronomy Now
Basic Media:Charcoal and graphite on artist grade paper.
Featured Technique:Use of charcoal, artist's chamois, plastic eraser and kneaded eraser to sketch dark nebulae on a Milky Way background.
Suggested Materials:
  • White artist grade stock
  • Charcoal pencil
  • HB and 2H graphite pencils
  • Artist's chamois
  • Blending Stump
  • White plastic eraser
  • Kneaded eraser (Putty rubber)
  • Artist's Spray Fixative such as Winsor and Netwon's Artist Fixative
  • Clipboard and adjustable red light
Positive Sketch of Barnard 142/143 (B142, B143 / Triple Cave Nebula / Barnard's E)

Inverted, Positive Sketch of Barnard 142/143
(Triple Cave Nebula / Barnard's E)

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Negative Sketch of Barnard 142/143 (B142, B143 / Triple Cave Nebula / Barnard's E)

Original Negative Sketch of Barnard 142/143
(Triple Cave Nebula / Barnard's E)

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2 Comments

Jeremy,

I have to state I think this is my personal favorite of all of your sketches. The detail is absolutely amazing and the quality of the sketching is wonderful. It is my hope to someday approach this level. Keep up the great work.

The weather finally cleared up here in Utah but with the full moon I've only been observing double's and carbon stars. Next week back to DSO's but I should have some posts up in my site on the doubles and carbons early next week.

Jay, the May 31 sketch download at your site was excellent. You picked up some great galaxy details. Thanks for your thoughts on the sketch of Barnard's E! It was an awesome sight through binoculars. I still need to compile an actual observation record for it. I look forward to catching your double/carbon star observations when you post them. I hope you catch some clear spots in the monsoon as the moon dwindles away over the next couple weeks.

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