Black River Astronomical Society Gallery

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Stellar Nursery402 viewsAn imagined abstract portrait depicting the emergence of a young star from its natal dust cloud. Sharpie, pen, and colored pencil on white paper.
Beehive Cluster214 viewsAn abstract rendering of M44. Sharpie and colored pencil on white paper.
Light Pollution207 viewsNot exactly an astronomical sketch, but maybe a comment on an issue important to us all. Colored pencil on black paper.
Accretion48 viewsA young planetary system forming from dust rings that surround a central star. A three paneled drawing done in Bic pen, Sharpie, and colored pencil on white paper.
Pleiades47 viewsAn elaboration on M45. Sharpie, Bic pen, and colored pencil on white paper.
Waning Daylight Moon46 viewsWaning moon sketched in colored pencil on light blue paper at 2:00 pm on 5/5/13...just before it dipped behind the trees in my backyard in Oberlin. The image is displayed as I saw it through the eyepiece, so the features are upside down. I believe the dark spot at lower right is Grimaldi crater, while the lighter blemish just above it is Schickard. The lower portion appeared darker than the upper because of Oceanus Procellarum.
Accretion: detail35 viewsClose up of Accretion's central star.
Orion Nebula 34 viewsSketch done from my back porch in Holladay, Utah, using colored pencil on black paper. Viewed through a C8.
Craters on the Moon34 viewsLunar craters...not sure which ones. Sketched with colored pencil on black paper.
Varieties of Light27 viewsAn illustration of a few different kinds of light you might experience at a star party: starlight, reflected sunlight (shown in the crescent moon & earthshine, Venus, Jupiter & moons), green laser light, red light, and the light of discovery in a new observer's eyes. Done in Sharpie, Bic pen, and colored pencil, on white paper.
7 Nights of Jupiter23 viewsSeven nights spent at a C8 sketching Jupiter and four moons. Skies were covered in thin clouds on the 5th night, but I was still able to make out the planet and one moon through the haze. Done in colored pencil on black paper.
Milky Way above the Southern Horizon21 viewsA collage using black construction paper: folded, torn, and flicked with varying levels of white paint. In the final stages I tried to add an accurate depiction of the brightest stars (you might recognize Sagittarius and Aquila), but messed up enough on Scorpius to just fill in the remainder at random. I think I'll plan that aspect out a little better in the future!
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