New Sketching Column for Astronomy Magazine

Astronomy magazine now has a regular monthly column dedicated to astronomical sketching, starting with the January 2013 Issue, that is now available for purchase. Astro sketcher and editor of Astronomy, Dave Eicher, had a terrific page in the magazine called “Deep-sky Showcase.” The new sketching column, called “Astro Sketching”, will be in the same spirit, showcasing two celestial eyepiece sketches each month as well as “how to” articles on occasion during the course of the year.

Sketching your observations is a terrific means of honing your observing skills, as well as providing visual recordings of your observations. It’s my hope that this column will spark interest in sketching at the eyepiece and help observers overcome their trepidation of drawing their observations as well as sharing them with others! Please feel free to contact me via the comments section of this post or the Contact/Feedback Form on this site if you have any questions on astronomical sketching or have target ideas for the new column! I’d love to hear from you and am more than happy to share sketching techniques to help get you started. Astronomy magazine also has community forums you can subscribe to where we can participate in sketching/observing discussions, among other astronomy related topics. Please also feel free to post your sketches in Astronomy’s Sketches from the Telescope gallery!

The first column targets will be Winter Clusters.

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~ by Erika Rix on November 26, 2012.

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