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Forum: Sketching and Astro Art 06-05-2016, 06:41 PM
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Posted By mental4astro
That's a lovely piece, Steve <congrats> The...

That's a lovely piece, Steve <congrats>

The area on the outside of the crater, the collar of ejecta material, is a really tough area to lay down as it is so detailed. You've done well with it,...
Forum: Beginner's Forum 06-05-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By mental4astro
♦Hi again, a couple more entries. Hopefully the...

♦Hi again, a couple more entries. Hopefully the quibbles on the images being seen or not is sorted soon.

Area around the Lagoon (M8), the Trifid (M20) & M21...
Forum: Beginner's Forum 06-05-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By mental4astro
Hi Steve, Following your question, I've made...

Hi Steve,

Following your question, I've made the underlined headings links to the sketches on my album here in AHC. As for not seeing the pictures in the postings, I don't know why you are not. ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-03-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By mental4astro
Hi Bod, Great to meet another newbie to...

Hi Bod,

Great to meet another newbie to Astroholic, <:)>



Hmmm, bit of a pattern developing here - same thing happened to me... :lol:
Forum: Solar System Imaging 06-03-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,058
Posted By mental4astro
Steve, blooming wonderful! One of the loveliest...

Steve, blooming wonderful! One of the loveliest astro things I've seen! What a labour of love mate <Cool12>

Alex.
Forum: Beginner's Forum 06-03-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By mental4astro
Below is the Orion Nebula Nebula...

Below is the Orion Nebula Nebula (http://astroholic.com/album.php?albumid=143&pictureid=1915) done using a 2" refractor from my home in Sydney. The piece shows M42, its little round companion M43,...
Forum: Beginner's Forum 06-03-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By mental4astro
How do things look like through a telescope???

So, you are thinking something along these lines:

"I'm interested in getting a telescope, but I don't know what to get, or how things will appear through a telescope."


If you are a new comer...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-02-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By mental4astro
Ta for the welcome, fellas. Good to be here too,...

Ta for the welcome, fellas. Good to be here too, <:)>

Alex.
Forum: General Equipment 06-02-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By mental4astro
<eek> Be it a camera or an eyepiece, it is...

<eek>

Be it a camera or an eyepiece, it is always heart stopping stuff!

I killed a camera I got from Steve once too. Fumbled it in my hands, juggled it, spun it in the air, flicked it off my...
Forum: Sketching and Astro Art 06-01-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,599
Posted By mental4astro
Thumbs up Sketching Forum kick start <ZAP>

Hi all,

The mods have graciously revived the sketching forum for us pencil pushers, <yahooo>

Astro sketching is my 'thing' in astro. Whether it's using a feeble red light to illuminate the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-31-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By mental4astro
Hey Vin, One thing I really enjoy is using...

Hey Vin,

One thing I really enjoy is using different apertures. I've sketched M42 using my 2" refractor, binos, an 8" dob and the 17.5". From my home in Sydney and out bush. At one astro camp,...
Forum: Beginner's Forum 05-31-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,235
Posted By mental4astro
LAVA! All of the Moon is formed of igneous...

LAVA!

All of the Moon is formed of igneous rock - essentially volcanic rock. When it was young, it essentially resembled a mini young Earth with a very thin crust and molten rock internal. This...
Forum: ATM/DIY and Observatories 05-31-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,258
Posted By mental4astro
Steve, I've only just joined, so I've only just...

Steve, I've only just joined, so I've only just come across your Newt conversion project.

Sensational work! <well done>

From where the project started to where it finished is a wonderful...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-31-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By mental4astro
Smile Hello, I'm new here :)

Hello.

My name is Alex, and I have a problem...

I'm an Astroholic... <Cool12>

A good mate of mine, Massoid, introduced me to Astroholic. My only disappointment is that I hadn't come across...
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