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Jupiter Transits Nov. 17th UT

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#1 Special Ed

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 11:19 PM

Thanks to Curt Renz, aka Centaur, I was made aware of a pair of transits involving Jupiter and its Gailean moons. I made this sketch posted in Curt's thread of the event.

The drawing is a composite of a field sketch of Jupiter done with a 2B and 4B graphite pencil laid on a digital background with Europa and Ganymede added digitally (taken from field notes). I flipped the drawing horizontally for the south up preceding to the left view and added the text.

I think this is a good example of how you can take an old fashion field sketch and add to it with a computer for presentation on the web. This sketch only exists in cyberspace (unless I choose to print out a copy). :cool:

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:56 AM

Nicely done, Michael! I'm hoping to get one last shot of Jupiter before the season is over. It's a good dusk object right now if I can zip home from work! - j

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:27 AM


Congratulations on capturing the transit of Ganymede by Europa. These mutual occultation events are always exciting to watch. Thank you for sharing it with us all.


#4 Special Ed

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 12:14 PM

Thanks, folks. By 8 PM local time, Jupiter is moving on pretty fast--I had to quickly move my scope from where I had it set up or I wouldn't have been able to see this transit. I hope you can both get at least one more look at the King so we can see your fine sketches.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 06:54 PM

Very nice sketch of this cool event, too many clouds here, perhaps i will be able to catch the eclipse on the 19th.

#6 Special Ed

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 06:24 AM

Thanks, Tommy and good luck for the 19th. The clouds here are back for a while.

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