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#1 Special Ed

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:48 PM

Hi All,

I made an observational sketch of Jupiter this morning which is posted here. If you want to see Jupiter, it is fairly high in the SE sky just before dawn. That is often a time of better seeing and worth rolling out of bed for. :) I used a 2B pencil for the sketch. The template is courtesy of Sol Robbins.

Best to everyone,

#2 JayinUT

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:40 PM

Michael,

What a wonderful sketch of Juptier! I am fortunate as I can see in in the early a.m. if I wake up looking out the top of the bedroom windows which don't have blinds/curtains covering them. What a wonderful tribute to your mother-in-law. My condolences to you and your family.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 11:19 PM

great Jupiter sketch,can't wait for the king to appear at a more descent hour,i see that the seb still has a big rift running through it,sorry for your loss.Glad to you sketching planets again.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:59 AM

Jay, T5--thanks.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:17 AM

Michael.

You did a splendid job on old Jupiter.:waytogo: Much interesting detail included in your sketch. Sorry to hear of your loss.

Frank :)

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:33 AM

Michael,

An excellent observation of Jupiter. You have recorded detal over the major belts as well as the Great Red Spot (GRS). I hope to be able to view Jupiter soon myself. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 01:58 PM

nicely done and good story/dedication. Roland

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:43 AM

Nice detailed Jupiter sketch and observational report.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 06:02 AM

Thanks to everyone--Carlos, looking forward to your Jupiter observation. :)

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:22 AM

Michael,

A fine drawing and observation of Jupiter.
Here in the UK i'm waiting for Jupiter to appear in the evening skies in the next several months.

Mike

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 12:03 PM

Beautiful sketch Michael! :waytogo: Wonderful rememberance, my sincere condolence to you and your wife.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 06:33 PM

Mike--thanks. It won't be too long before Jupiter will be up in prime time. I'm not afraid of cold weather, but I like observing on those warm summer evenings.

Rich, thank you very much. Good to hear from you--hope all is well.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:41 AM

Michael,

What a fine sketch!
You mother-in-law would have loved that view.
My condolences to your wife and you.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 02:08 PM

Thank you very much, Rony.

You've been posting some fine DSO work. :)

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:16 AM

That's a very nice drawing and a thoughtful dedication.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:48 PM

Thank you, sir. I saw a Saturn drawing you did that was pretty nice, too. What did you use for a template?

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:23 PM

I use a modified template from the British Astronomical Association.

Hope to start drawing Jupiter when it gets a bit higher and moves into the evening sky.

Best regards.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:37 AM

Thanks for the info. With the aspect of Saturn's rings fluctuating a few degrees the past couple of months, templates were hard to keep up with. Good luck with your Jupiter observations--I saw your latest Jupiter image--it looked much like the ep view in my 20cm Cat.






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