The Wonder of the Southern Skies

When I observe in a southern location it is a treat for me because the southern celestial sphere is not always available to me as far south as I would like from my home state (Virginia). The sketch below shows two objects I intended to observe and sketch at the… Continue reading

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How far can God reach?

We can observe things with multiple views. Observing the heavens is the same. It is not uncommon for us to return to objects with different equipment to study at object at different magnifications and under different conditions. Over the last few years we have studied and sketched the Pinwheel Galaxy.… Continue reading

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Love in Action: Observing Together

We are coming up on December, which reminds me of one time my wife and I observed and sketched together. It often takes a joint purpose and activity for any friendship to grow. Marriage is the same: it deepens when things are purposefully done together. In a sense, observing and… Continue reading

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Fall, Front Passage, Clouds, and the Moon

Late fall on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA is marked by rapid front passages, quick changes in weather, and cloud formations that change just as quickly. It is also marked by wondrous color that marks the forests. This sketch was during one of those rapidly changing days. Sketching the… Continue reading

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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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