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Jupiter with 20" telescope.

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#1 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:57 PM

Greetings all!

Well i have been able to make a start on the Jupiter apparition at last. I used the University of leicester's 20" Cassegrain telescope and eventually, in the morning sky, we were able to take a look at Jupiter. Alas the impact region had moved off the disk, but the GRS was coming into view and the NEB was very active!

Here's the drawing!
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#2 rerun

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:07 PM

Hallo Paul,

what a detailed Jupiter Sketch, great. :bow: :bow: :bow: I like the colouring you use.That is a really big teleskop ,it must be fun to observe with it.


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#3 mathteacher

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:17 PM

Well done! I like your use of color as well. Thanks for sharing that.

#4 Sol Robbins

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:21 PM

Excellent!

Thanks,

#5 Special Ed

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:37 PM

Nice drawing! I love the color and the detail. 20 inches of aperture seems to make up for average to below average seeing. It almost looks like watercolor but I know that can't be--what media do you use?

#6 FJA

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:42 PM

Lovely sketch, Paul, with fantastic detail. Is it watercolour pencil?

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:07 PM

Excellent drawings - the coulours are nicely pastel. Must find myself a 20"!

#8 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:57 PM

Thanks all,

Believe it or not the method is very simple; no talent on my part! I use water colour pencils on a card outline of Jupiter. I first put in the details, stick the drawing into my jupiter log book, then paint a drop of water on and the colours become nice and natural as you see here!

Cheap, simple and very effective and accurate!

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 05:46 PM

Paul,

I have seen some of your sketches somewhere in the past, Mars and Jupiter for sure. This particular sketch is beautifully done, thank you for posting here. :bow: :rainbow:

Frank :)

#10 Tommy5

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:18 PM

very cool detailed color sketch of jupiter, who have drawn a great deal of detail, thanks for posting.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:40 PM

Paul,

Beautiful. The colors grab me and pull me in. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:15 AM

Interesting technique and beautiful sketch. I hope you will post more in the future. I'm going to dream this night from a 20"...

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 03:27 PM

That's an amazing sketch. I really like the colors

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:54 PM

Paul,

An excellent observation of Jupiter. It is very impressive to not be able to see the usually prominent SEB over the southern hemisphere of the planet. The colors that you have recorded are accurate. I am glad that you obtained a view of the king of the planets through such a large reflector. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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#15 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 04:15 PM

Thanks Carlos...Are you ready for the great Jupiter apparition of 2010? Great things seem to be in the offing!

#16 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:11 AM

Impressive. You captured Jupiters colors quite well.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 07:32 AM

Paul,

I am very excited about observing Jupiter this apparition. Now we have the Wesley Fireball to add to the fun. I look forward to eveyone's observations of Jupiter.

Carlos

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:23 AM

Paul,
Cool sketch!

#19 ladip63

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:35 PM

WOW!! That is awesome Paul. Love the colors. :D

#20 Kris.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:15 PM

beautiful sketch paul :waytogo:
i see a lot of people seeing vivid colours on jupiter and sometimes even saturn. i haven't seen any color on jupiter yet, perhaps my eyes aren't very sensitive for colours? do you actually see as much colour on jupiter through the ep as on your sketch :question:

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:51 PM

Wonderfull sketch. Congrats. :bow: :cool: :bow:


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