Drawings of Astronomical Objects
The sketches presented here were made mostly in the 1990s and early 2000,
using a 47cm (18.5-inch) f/4 Dobsonian telescope. The main observing site was
Laidley, about 50 km west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The naked-eye
limiting magnitude at the zenith was about 6th, although the eastern sky was
affected by light pollution from Brisbane and Ipswich. As the telescope's primary
mirror was of "below-average" quality, smaller aperture telescopes of average or
better quality may show fainter stars and more subtle features than shown
in these sketches.  (Comet sketches will be presented at a later date.)
IC 2163 and NGC 2207 in CMa
galaxies
IC 2531 in Ant
galaxy
IC 4720-21 in Pav
galaxies
IC 5148 in Gru
planetary nebula
NGC 246 in Cet
planetary nebula
NGC 253 in Scl
galaxy
NGC 1365 on For
galaxy
NGC 1398 in For
galaxy
A cluster of galaxies surrounding
NGC 1399 and NGC 1387 in For
NGC 1566 in Dor
galaxy
NGC 1618, NGC 1622
and NGC 1625 in Eri
galaxies
NGC 1637 in Eri
galaxy
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