Sketch 83 [EXCLUSIVE]
Well on my last night in Borrego Springs I decided to resketch M 83 because it seemed the sky was even more transparent. It looked like I could see more mottling and more evidence of spiral structure. For this image I decided to wait until I could scan it rather than use a cell phone camera as I did on June 21st. The only thing I did for this scan was clean up the stars. I like this one better and I think it represents more realistically just what I saw at the eyepiece. Subtle and softly revealing some of its structure for this modest aperture in this beautiful dark sky.