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#1 Sol Robbins

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:01 PM

Attached is a pencil sketched observation of Saturn made with my 6" reflector.

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:06 PM

Great sketch! I never managed to see so much detail on Saturn.

#3 Rutilus

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 04:08 PM

Very nice, some super detail showing there Sol.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 10:32 PM

Sol,

Superb sketch. Always a pleasure to see your work.
A great old scope that Criterion RV-6.

Frank :)

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:09 AM

Frank, you've taken the words out of my mouth - "Superb" indeed!

#6 Sol Robbins

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:18 AM

Thank you all for the comments. Just a note regarding the brightening just north of the NEB on the preceding side. This brighteness is more subtle on the original sketch, and is a scanning artifact.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:11 AM

Sol,

Good sketch of Saturn :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#8 Sol Robbins

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:54 PM

niteskygazer,

Thank you.

While going through the clipboard I use for sketching, I found this sketch from April 7th. This time I used my 6" refractor and a CED-1 diagonal.

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#9 JayinUT

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:56 PM

Excellent capture and sketch on both observations.

#10 Sol Robbins

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:47 PM

Thanks Jay. You have great stuff on your blog.

#11 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 12:22 AM

Great amount of detail. Thank you for sharing.

#12 Sol Robbins

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 08:45 PM

Uwe,

Thank you. Your sketch of NGC 4725 on your website is incredible.

#13 Special Ed

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:38 AM

Hi Sol,

Nice pair of sketches--good to see your work. Comparing the two sketches, it's easy to see the difference between Saturn's appearance at opposition and now.

#14 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:53 AM

Lovely renditions of the planet as usual Sol!

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:25 PM

Sol,

In addition to the subtle differences on the planet the C-ring stands out in your opposition sketch very well.
Both are great to view in comparison.

Frank :)

#16 Sol Robbins

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:28 PM


Michael, Paul and Frank,

Thanks to all of you and the observations you share with all of us.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 12:19 AM

Sol,

An outstanding pair of observations of Saturn. You have captured much detail over the globe and rings, especially the North Tropical Zone (NTrZ)/North Temperate Belt (NTB) regions. Thank you for sharing them with us all. I look forward to your future observations.

Carlos

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 04:03 AM

A couple of very nice drawings - it's interesting to compare reflector to refractor.

#19 Tommy5

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:18 AM

great Saturn sketch nice to see that you are still sketching planets bravo.

#20 Sol Robbins

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:38 AM

Thanks again to everyone.






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