Galaxy - Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee
Messier 51 in Canes Venatici, Whirlpool Galaxy – Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee

Messier 51 in Canes Venatici, 28 Millions LY distance.

Observed and sketched with 406mm Newton, 77X and 218X  (of course with no assistance of any foto).

Total time for observing: 5h 30min on several nights with very transparent and dark skies in spring 2014.

Observer: Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee, Swabian Mountains.

 

M78 - 2014.03.01. - Bognár Tamás, Zákány
M78 – 2014.03.01. – Bognár Tamás, Zákány

Also known as:  The nebula Messier 78 (also known as M 78 or NGC 2068) is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion.
Date/time: 2014.03.01.   UT17:50 – 18:20
Equipment:  235/1280 Dobson – OptiScope
Magnification : 85x, 128x
Seeing: 8/10
Transparency: 3-4/5
Temperature: 5°C
Humidity:  –
Wind: low
Location: Zákány, Hungary N46°14′ 59,2″ E16°57′ 15,3″
Observer: Bognár Tamás

Digital sketch made  based on a raw graphite  sketch.

 

M42 - M43 - Bognár Tamás, Zákány
M42 – M43 – Bognár Tamás, Zákány

 

M42 - M43 - Bognár Tamás, Zákány
M42 – M43 – Bognár Tamás, Zákány

 

Also known as:  M42 – M43
Date/time: 2013.12.02.
Equipment:  235/1280 Dobson – OptiScope
Magnification : 64x, 85x
Seeing: 7/10
Transparency: 3/5
Temperature: -°C
Humidity:  low
Wind: –
Location: Zákány, Hungary N46°14′ 59,2″ E16°57′ 15,3″
Observer: Bognár Tamás

Media: white paper, graphite pencil, black pen