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#1 Sol Robbins

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 03:15 AM

Had some great seeing this morning and also got to try out a new telescope. The sketch was made using a 3.5" refractor and Wratten 56. When the sketch was done I thought I had a 5mm eyepiece in the focuser. It turned out to be a 4 mm generating 227x. Additionally, the observation was done straight through as I don't have a 1.25" diagonal to fit its focuser.

A neighbor cruised by later and he got to see the impact site and a shadow transit.

I used a 2H pencil for most of the sketch. Minimal use of a HB for the darkest tone on the southern boundary of the SEB.

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#2 dweller25

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:52 AM

That's very nice.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:02 AM

Great sketch Sol. Great seeing is always a + . You pulled a lot of nice detail out of it. A new telescope usally means clouds(ha). Cler skies :bow:

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:41 PM

great sketch of the king, the seb has such a wide rift going through it it looks like a double band, what kind of new scope did you get?

#5 Sol Robbins

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:09 PM

Thanks.

Its the current Orion 90mm scope special. $97 & change with accessories, (2 eps, rings/dovetail, and a 6x30 finder), shipped to my door. Star test was very good with green filter and collimation was excellent.

Also NNeb had some bites out of it. Most notably the one that sort of lined up with the GRS. Seeing was excellent this morning but transparency was a somewhat milky. The humidity was down to a really comfortable level.

I was really hoping to get out again before I have to do traveling, but alas right now raining in sheets.....again. I guess I'm just happy to have seen the impact site and Jupiter only twice so far this whole summer.


"Never have it be said that your are like stars....., as they will come at night." :smirk:

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#6 JayinUT

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:21 PM

Wonderful sketch and I love your capture of the GRS.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:02 PM

Sol,

a most enjoyable sketch! :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:00 PM

Nice work, Sol. Very good rendering of the GRS area and the turbulent NEB. That seems like a very good telescope for the money.

#9 Sol Robbins

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:03 PM

Jay, Rony & Michael,

Thanks very much.

#10 kraterkid

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 10:50 PM

Outstanding! Always a pleasure seeing your work Sol.

#11 frank5817

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 11:27 PM

Sol,

Always a pleasure to see your superb planetary sketches especially Jupiter.

Frank :)

#12 Sol Robbins

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 06:41 PM

Thanks.

Always a pleasure to see all the work presented here as well.

I've been traveling so much lately with two more trips to go. After that I hope to get back into using my telescopes more often and participating more here.

Thanks again!

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:42 PM

Sol,

An excellent observation of Jupiter using your new refractor. You have rendered much detail across the planet, but especially the NEB and SEB (with Great Red Spot (GRS)). This proves that a quality small instrument can show a good amount of detail over the Moon and planets (as well as DSO's). Thank you for sharing it with us all.

I am trying to get another look at the impact site myself.

Carlos

#14 Sol Robbins

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 07:31 AM

Thanks Carlos.

I'll also look forward to seeing your record of the impact site.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 08:17 PM

I always like your Jupiter/Saturn work. Your sketches keep reminding me that I really have to work more on these subjects, especially since they are so popular in group settings....and we want them to sketch them. Roland

#16 Sol Robbins

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 07:30 AM

Thanks Roland.

I guess other alluring factors are that one does not need a dark site, features are always changing - apparition to apparition, night to night and even every couple of hours.

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#17 Kris.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:47 AM

i'll second the others in saying this is a great sketch!
the neb looks very busy these days.

#18 Sol Robbins

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 10:20 AM

Thanks Kris.

I really enjoyed your Mars and Jupiter observations as well. They're exceptional!

Best,






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