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Crescent Nebula NGC6888  Ha-OIII by the0phrastus Crescent Nebula NGC6888 Ha-OIII :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 1 0 Freighter Heading into the Dark by the0phrastus Freighter Heading into the Dark :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 2 0 Havelock Vetinari - Ankh-Morpork Patrician by the0phrastus Havelock Vetinari - Ankh-Morpork Patrician :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 6 0 Carrot Ironfounderson by the0phrastus Carrot Ironfounderson :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 4 0 Monitoring the Situation around K0921186.01 by the0phrastus Monitoring the Situation around K0921186.01 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 2 0 Cheery Littlebottom of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch by the0phrastus Cheery Littlebottom of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 10 2 Cloud War by the0phrastus Cloud War :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 1 Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch by the0phrastus Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 13 5 Bourtzi Castle by the0phrastus Bourtzi Castle :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 2 0 Sergeant Detritus Ankh Morpork City Watch by the0phrastus Sergeant Detritus Ankh Morpork City Watch :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 5 0 Sergeant Angua of the Ankh Morpork City Watch by the0phrastus Sergeant Angua of the Ankh Morpork City Watch :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 9 0 ChrisHoward Art 2018 01 by the0phrastus ChrisHoward Art 2018 01 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 5 0 HorseheadNebula Orion 20180316 SaltwaterWitchAstro by the0phrastus HorseheadNebula Orion 20180316 SaltwaterWitchAstro :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 6 3 M42 ZWOASI071MC TEST20180311 SaltwaterWitch by the0phrastus M42 ZWOASI071MC TEST20180311 SaltwaterWitch :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 5 0 Just The Washing Instruction Chip... by the0phrastus Just The Washing Instruction Chip... :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Not While The Sun Is Out by the0phrastus Not While The Sun Is Out :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 7 0

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Crescent Nebula NGC6888 Ha-OIII
The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) with two channels, hydrogen-alpha and oxygen-three. 4 x 1200 second exposures for the Ha (mostly red channel), and 10 x 600 second exp. for the OIII (mostly blue channel). I didn't get nearly enough of the blue halo around the Crescent as I would have liked. I'll probably need to go to 20-minute exposures in OIII next time--or more 10 minute ones. Details on my equipment and more: SaltwaterWitch.com
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Havelock Vetinari - Ankh-Morpork Patrician
Havelock Vetinari, the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork. Lord Vetinari is the definitive benevolent dictator. He's an honored graduate of the Guild of Assassins, rebel fighter against Homicidal Lord Winder, killer of tyrants, and friend (possibly more) of the vampire Lady Margolotta of Überwald. Pratchett kept his cards close with Vetinari, and all of us--readers and Ankh-Morpork citizens alike--remain in the dark about most of the details of Vetinari's life, habits, vulnerabilities. This may be one of the reasons Night Watch is one of my favorite Pratchett books--because we get to see Havelock when he's a young man, at school, learning the guild craft of assassination and camouflage. We get to see a side of the future patrician that we'll never see again, but after one read of Night Watch the character hints and pieces of his nature you pick up will follow you and fill in the shadows of every scene with Vetinari in every other book. He's one my favorite characters, not just from Terry Pratchett's Discworld, but from _any_ book.

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Carrot Ironfounderson
I’m still painting my way through some of my Terry Pratchett character favorites: Carrot Ironfoundersson, also known as Kzad-bhat, which roughly translated, means "Head Banger", is a human adopted by dwarves. He was raised in a mine near Copperhead, probably banging his head a lot, but ends up making the journey to the great city Ankh Morpork in order to join the Watch. Even though Commander Vimes and a few others in the Watch possess a pretty strict and streetwise morality, Carrot enters the city fully prepared, with a completely memorized ancient edition of The Laws and Ordinances of the Cities Ankh and Morpork. And he's ready to use it to ensure the safety of his fellow citizens. What makes Carrot unique--and so different from anyone else wielding a book of laws--is his ability to interpret a law and balance that against an examination of his own perspective and the motives of others to resolve the problems they face. It's this simple wisdom that usually carries him through the fray--that, and his joyful spirit. Carrot approaches his position in the Watch with such cheer, generosity, and honesty that everyone around him has no choice but to get swept up in the sheer force of his upbeat will. His genuineness and optimism--some might say _extreme_ optimism--balances out and sometimes runs roughshod over the cynicism and distrust that's the baseline sentiment of the Ankh Morpoork City Watch. His fellow watchmen often stand back and just stare in awe as Carrot singlehandedly diffuses the tension between armed angry mobs of trolls and dwarves, as he cheerfully explains the criminal code--or the tax code--to hardened thieves, murderers, and tax-evaders. He's not flawless and carries some of the prejudices of his upbringing with him, but he's honest enough to see what's right, and what he has to change in himself in order to make his adopted city a better place for everyone. We first meet Carrot in the book Guards! Guards!, where his idealism and hard work make such an impression on the Watch that he's promoted quickly. In one of Terry Pratchett's later books, Snuff, Carrot becomes Acting Commander of the Watch, while Vimes is forced to take a vacation.

More: SaltwaterWitch.com
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Monitoring the Situation around K0921186.01
This one's called "Monitoring the Situation around K0921186.01". The idea is that most people have forgotten the history of the original Kepler mission--a space observatory orbiting the Sun in the wake of the Earth, looking into deep space for exoplanets, or if you want to be strict about it, it was looking for KOIs (KOI = Kepler Object of Interest). Long after Kepler launched from Cape Canaveral, we continue to use the "K" prefix to identify objects, and we no longer look out from our orbit around our little star, but send out our information gathering machines to distant systems and vast star nurseries on the far side of our galaxy. Painted in ArtRage5 and PSCC on a UGEE 2150 graphics monitor, about four hours. SaltwaterWitch.com
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Chris Howard
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I'm a fairly creative guy with a pen and a paint brush, author of Seaborn (Juno Books), Salvage (Masque, 2013), Nanowhere, and a shelf-full of other books. My short stories have appeared in a bunch of magazines and anthologies, including “Lost Dogs and Fireplace Archeology” in Fantasy Magazine, and ‘Tear Apart Worlds” in Pen-Ultimate. My story “Hammers and Snails” was a Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner. I write and illustrate the comic, Saltwater Witch. My ink work and digital illos have appeared in Shimmer, BuzzyMag, various RPGs, and on the pages and covers of books, blogs, and other interesting places. Last year I painted a 9 x 12 foot Steampunk Map of New York for a cafe in Brooklyn.

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Current Residence: North Hampton
Favourite genre of music: alt,rock,punk, electronic
Operating System: OSX on my MacBook where I do a lot of my digital work, but I also Windows (XP, 7), Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu)
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Two new pages up for SaltwaterWitch Comic 16!

This set features the start of an intense discussion between Kassandra and her grandmother--Kallixene. Even with Ephoros at her back, Kassandra's on thin ice, not certain about which direction to go with her new-found family.

Here's the latest Saltwater Witch Newsletter:
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  • Listening to: Agent Ribbons
  • Reading: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Watching: Cosmos
  • Drinking: Coffee

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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
May great rulers, just and wise, summon you to appear before them so that they and their cheering subjects may honor you this year.  May joy and friendship support and richen your merry-making, and visions of glorious color and sophistication lurk ready at your calling to assist you in your art and help you lift the world's spirits with beauty, enhanced and shared.  May every sun that sees you this year rejoice in your happiness, may a year from today find you wiser, happier, more skilled, and rejoicing at the thought of another HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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Thank you!
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happy birthday.
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Thanks!
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Happy birthday! 🎂
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happy birthday!
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DaniellyDan1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery!
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