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Planet Saturn
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Poster: frank5817 (see all of this user's photos)
Description: Sketching:


For this sketch I used: black Strathmore 400 Artagain paper, 8”x 11”, white and black Conte’pastel crayons, an eraser shield, and a blending stump. Brightness was slightly decreased (-5) and contrast increased (+3) after scanning using Microsoft Office Picture Manager.


Telescope: 10 inch f/5.7 Dobsonian and 6mm eyepiece 241x
Date: 5-5-2008 4:00 - 5:00 UT
Temperature: 13°C (56°F)
high clouds, calm
Seeing: Pickering 6.5



Frank McCabe


Franklink
sage

Registered: 7/19/2008
Posts: 241
Very good.....I like how the moons look in respect to the planet.
Fri Jan 8, 2010 10:50pm
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frank5817
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Registered: 6/13/2006
Posts: 8305
Franklin,


Thank you much for your kind words.


Frank Smile
Sat Jan 9, 2010 10:34pm
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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/5/2009
Posts: 2943
Frank,


Very nice Sketch of Saturn.


Thanks,


Tom


Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:17am
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frank5817
Postmaster

Registered: 6/13/2006
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Tom,


Thanks, Remember when we could see the Cassini division without straining our eyes?


Frank
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:21pm
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JeanB
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 7/11/2011
Posts: 1326
Maybe a tad late to comment on this one, Frank, but I love this sketch of Saturn made without a template (I presume).


Jean
Tue Jan 8, 2013 4:08pm
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frank5817
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Registered: 6/13/2006
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Jean,


Yes, thank you. I find Saturn very difficult to sketch. A template makes it look much better. Also, white pastel on black paper isn't the best for capturing Saturn. I went back to graphite on white paper after this.


Frank Smile
Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:28pm
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