This has been my hardest-to-make drawing so far (2009). I couldn't remember the whole starfield because of the huge number of equally bright - faint - stars. Therefore after some time it was pretty hard to draw. Apart from the stars that can be drawn by position, a granular glow covers the whole star cloud. The dark nebulae are very spectacular in this glow: Barnard 92 and 93 and the long hockey stick shaped nebula starting from the star in the middle. The open cluster NGC 6603 is a tiny faint granular spot - a very spectacular little gem in this huge crowd of stars. A diffuse nebula complex attracts some attention at the southern side of the field: NGC 6590 is a small round and relatively bright reflexion nebula around a star. Next to it is IC 1283-4 and Sh2-37, a somewhat bigger and fainter group of emission nebulae. There is another tiny reflexion nebula (NGC 6589) which I did not see.
The long gap in the dates of observation is partly due to my friends quitting deep-sky observation around 2003. I was drawing alone on the meadow and my mood subsided a bit as well. And then in the spring of 2009 I found again what was lost a couple of years before.
Centaurus globular cluster
The second globular in Centaurus
Apus globular cluster
Globular cluster close to the Southern celestial pole
Polar ring galaxy
Barred spiral galaxy in the thick of the Milky Way
Interacting spiral galaxy
Lupus planetary nebula
Bright bipolar planetary nebula