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By Richard Handy (Author), David B. Moody, Jeremy Perez, Erika Rix, Sol Robbins (Authors)

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Astronomical Sketching: A Step-by-Step Introduction (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series)

This ebook offers the beginner with tremendous examples of astronomical sketches and step by step tutorials in each one medium, together with pencil, pen and ink, chalks and pastels, portray and special effects courses. This particular publication can train virtually an individual to create appealing sketches of celestial items through following basic, illustrated, step by step directions.

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By using 10 × 50 binoculars, I was able to see a thin ion tail and a wide dust tail. This tutorial will demonstrate the use of a preprinted star chart that will serve as a stellar framework for the sketch. Step 1: Framing and preparing the sketch area If you are preparing your preprinted star background using planetarium software, there are a couple things to consider. 1 appear or where the tail will be pointed, you may want to print a few sheets of the region at different scales and positions and bring them all with you.

With this step complete, you have a full record of time well spent with the comet. 19. 2 Creating a Wide Field Comet Sketch Every so often, a notably bright comet will grace the night sky, offering an exciting opportunity for detailed binocular observations. Some may even stand up to naked-eye scrutiny. Making an effort to sketch one of these remarkable comets will provide you with a fine record of an event that you will remember for years to come. For a naked-eye or binocular sketch, you may want to print or copy a sky chart of the area so that you can concentrate on the comet rather than the daunting multitude of stars you are bound to see.

9) If you find that you have shaded an area too heavily or produced a transition that is too sharp, you can use a kneaded eraser to carefully lift graphite away from these areas (see Using a Kneaded Eraser on page 157). Step 6: Adding the coma Using other stars in the view for comparison, determine how wide the coma appears. With some comets, the coma will appear circular and distinct from the tail. Other comets may not offer such a simple distinction. For example, in this sketch of 73P-C/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, the coma did not present itself as a distinctly circular feature.

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