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#1 mikesemmler

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:20 AM

Hello friends!

After many weeks of bad weather,
I finally once again a good observation of Saturn.
Here is the scetch
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REFRACTOR Meade(Towa) 300 - 80/1200
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:19 AM

Nice work Michael.
I also have a Towa 80/1200, which does very well on the planets, were you using the original 0.956" eyepieces or 1.25"? I changed the focus mount on my scope which now allows me to use binoviewers without an OCA or Barlow.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:09 PM

Michael,

Very nice sketch of Saturn :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:00 PM

Michael,

Excellent capture of Saturn. I love the colors!

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:44 PM

Michael,

I'll bet you were glad your weather cleared to get this spectacular view of Saturn. I like your sketch very much.

Frank :)

#6 mikesemmler

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:24 AM

thank you very much for your compliments

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:39 AM

Nice work Michael.
I also have a Towa 80/1200, which does very well on the planets, were you using the original 0.956" eyepieces or 1.25"? I changed the focus mount on my scope which now allows me to use binoviewers without an OCA or Barlow.


I use only original accessories with 0.96 ". I have the following 0.96" parts:

Towa:
Huygens 40mm, 4mm Orthoscopic and errecting prisma

Zeiss:
Huygens 25mm and 16mm

Vixen:
Orthoscopic 12.5mm/9mm/7mm/5mm
and Diagonal Prisma


I previously used eyepieces in diameter 1.25", but my old eypieces performing better an sharper

Michael

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:54 PM

I know what you mean about the eyepieces Michael, my original 0.965" ones are very sharp, I still use them today.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:26 PM

How was the drawing produced? The black background looks like paper but I can't see any pencil / brush marks on the planet? It smoooth!

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:14 AM

Michael,

An excellent observation of Saturn. The color of the globe, bands, and rings is well rendered. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

#11 mikesemmler

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 11:22 PM

chris

pencil drawing, Paper and than i make a foto and finish with gimp(smudge tool)to give the clouds a little bit of Reality

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:02 AM

Ok, so you colour it in Gimp then? I see.
thanks

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:11 AM

Chris - the colour is made with pencil too( yellow,orange and a little bit brown) only for the finish, i take gimp

Michael






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