One of the best ways to get to know an object is to spend time at the eyepiece sketching it. Whether it’s a quick sketch or a multi-hour (or multi-night!) endeavor, the process of putting pencil to paper helps train the observing eye.
Our readers have captured the night sky in a variety of media — pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, the choices are seemingly as infinite as the universe. The targets are endless, too. Have you ever tried sketching the craters of the Moon? How about a supernova? Whether you’re a novice observer or you’ve been at this for a long time, you’ll find inspiration for your next observing session in our online gallery of astronomy drawings.