Drawn to the Universe
APR 2010 – Markarian’s Chain

Inverted, Positive Sketch of Markarian's Chain

Inverted, Positive Sketch of Markarian’s Chain

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Original Pencil Sketch of Markarian's Chain

Original Pencil Sketch of Markarian’s Chain

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Markarian’s Chain is overflowing with galactic treasures and is the subject of the April 2010 column.

Subject: Markarian’s Chain
Issue: April 2010 Astronomy Now
Basic Media: Graphite on White Paper
Featured Technique: Pre-plotting a stellar framework using an atlas or planetarium software, then sketching galaxies and fainter stars across multiple telescopic fields.
Suggested Materials:
  • Atlas or planetarium software
  • White artist grade paper
  • 2H and HB Graphite Pencils
  • Clipboard and portable observing light

7 Replies to “Drawn to the Universe
APR 2010 – Markarian’s Chain”

  1. Jeremy,
    Though the invert image is fantastic, I have to say I really like looking at the original sketch. Amazing on both accounts.

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