M27, the Magnificent Planetary Nebula

My wife and I have sketched this beautiful nebula at least twice, but a recent post by a sketcher reminded me that it had been too long since I had seen it’s array of colors and shapes. We show this object during demonstrations quite often, but it always draws a… Continue reading

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Waning Moon After Dusk

Observers of the sky typically avoid observing in bad sky conditions. In a larger context, however, ‘bad’ conditions often show different kinds of scenes and unusual lighting. Very often, an ‘off’ night like this is a reminder of the magnificent water cycle and the characteristics of the atmosphere, which are specifically created… Continue reading

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Islands in the Sky: Galaxies

The Inspiration Page of our home-based ministry site (www.christworksministries.org) contains a new story (top left) about the Sculptor Galaxy. The link takes you to 3 sketches at 3 magnifications. There is information provided to new observers about how to find it but also general information about the physical characteristics of… Continue reading

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The Wonder of a Lunar Crater: Clavius

Are you beaten to death with media and feel like your phone has become an appendage that seems to get more attention than your closest friends? Take some time to observe something beautiful and appreciate the Creator of it all. The attached sketch was developed using a modest 8 inch… Continue reading

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