I’ve featured several eyepiece renderings of deep-sky objects from the enthusiastic teenage observer Brandon Doyle in the past. You can see his story about drawing galaxies, clusters, and nebulae at the telescope on his website.
Brandon also wrote the story on deep-sky sketching you may have read in the January 2012 issue of Astronomy
. Today, I’m sharing a wonderful drawing of a favorite springtime object of many of us, the Hercules Cluster (M13). To make the sketch, Brandon used a 10-inch reflector at 38x on July 15, 2011, and he captured not only the numerous stars of M13, but also the faint little galaxy NGC 6207 that lies near it.
What a terrific sketch!