Collage of mars sketches
Posted 08 June 2010 - 02:55 PM
i tried another style, hope you like it!
i hope i don't get another chance to observe because i would have to change the whole thing again!
here's the link.
Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:43 PM
A brilliant and well executed montage of your outstanding 2010 Mars observations. You should be very proud of your observations as they span over a long period of time and display much detail. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:19 PM
You have raised the bar with this post. I have been looking forward to this and I must say it is better than two years ago which was also spectacular. Super!
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:10 PM
i'd like to say to all the mars sketchers here on cn to make their own set, there are enough sketchers here with plenty of mars sketches
@ Frank: yes i like it more than the 2007-2008 set too. i went to asod to look it up again, and saw that it's not complete, i've got another version on a pc at home with all the sketches on it. i may upload that again. i could even make a small montage of some fifteen sketches from 2005, but they're black & white
@ michael: yep, about five or so more than the previous opposition, i wanted to make the most of this one, because after the next one, mars observing will really be on a hold for northern hemisphere people untill 2020!
@ Buddy: i've posted the map here. be sure to check out another marsmap on astronomysketchoftheday, actually a rotating movie from a french observer, stunning!
@ Jef: i'll send it to asod some time
Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:17 PM
Very nice documentation and arrangement of your Mars sketches. I like the way it seems to represent a "retrograde motion" with indefinitely running the pattern. It is also interesting to see this idea evolve since Bill P's original inception of ours at CN, then the French [If you saw their version, I think it borrowed from Bill Paolini’s original compilation design] as they added a landscape below (Bill originally employed mine for that feature.)
But yours is very original and intuitive as it shows the pattern of retrograde motion and the apparent size of the planet as it grew then receded. Yours is a masterpiece of contemporary art. I agree with Jef- It should be displayed in other large venues for all to learn from and enjoy.
My CN Gallery
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:43 AM
Your 2005 and 2007 Mars montages are excellent as well. You have captured the red planet very nicely in both collections. Thank you for sharing them with us all.
Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:35 AM
Absolutely beautiful and also an excellently documented piece of history you've done!!!
Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:02 PM
Those three apparitions are an amazing body of work and reflect a great deal of effort.
I think I'm safe saying that everyone here on the Sketching forum is proud of you.
Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:01 PM
Definitely send your sketch to Dr Richard McKim at the British Astronomical Association for them to include it in their archives. He told me he would very much welcome planetary sketching contributions and his specialty there is Mars sketches. They do require a person's real name FYI and the city/country where they live to accept a sketch, so no online handles. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. He told me to pass along that he will welcome all sketches from CN members.
Posted 11 June 2010 - 04:16 PM
i may be wrong but i've got the impression that there has been a surge in the amount of sketchers here over the last 4 or 5 years. this pleases me a lot, ccd's are absolutely great but there's something special in drawing behind the scope.
too bad we're scattered around the globe, it'd be great to see the paper sketches and meet the people behind them. luckily i've met Jef already, Belgium is small enough for that
Bill: i'll send it to richard McKim. it's funny .that i've learned a lot from a book from his hand (mars observers guide) and would now send a sketch
similar for Jeffrey Beish, it's nice to have him on the forum, i learned a huge deal from his book on observing mars.