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DEC 2009 - NGC 2024, The Flame Nebula

NGC 2024 and its brilliant neighbor Alnitak are the subjects for the December 2009 Astronomy Now issue. While Alnitak can be a bit of a nuisance when observing the Flame Nebula, it also provides an opportunity to sketch a striking example of deep sky contrasts.

Subject:NGC 2024 (Flame Nebula) and Alnitak
Issue:December 2009 Astronomy Now
Basic Media:Graphite on artist grade paper.
Featured Technique:Techniques for assessing the form of a diffuse nebula and shading it, with the added challenge of portraying a brilliant star in the same field.
Suggested Materials:
  • White artist grade stock
  • HB and 2H graphite pencils
  • Blending stump and artist's chamois
  • Putty rubber
  • Clipboard and adjustable red light
Positive sketch of NGC2024

Inverted, Positive Sketch of NGC 2024

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Negative sketch of NGC2024

Original, Negative Sketch of NGC 2024

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