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#1 Sol Robbins

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

I had good conditions for this pencil sketched Saturn observation with my 6" refractor.

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#2 Sol Robbins

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

Here is the rough template I made. Please feel free to download for your own use.

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#3 frank5817

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

Hello Sol,

It is nice to see one of your superb sketches again.
Thanks also for posting your useful template of Saturn.
Clearest skies to you.

Frank :)

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

Superb sketch of Saturn. Can't wait till I can get my 6" refractor on it as well. Still to cold around that time for me. Will have to wait a little while. I'm just getting old and grumpy I guess. :mad:

Very nicely done and applaud your effort. :grin:

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

Well, since the thread is about this morning's Saturn I will post my sketch here. Unlike Sol, I had bad conditions for my ATMed 10" f/7 newton, that's what I could do. I still don't have an AR motor so I sketched soon after the observation; wouldn't do that for Jupiter but it's not like Saturn in bad seeing overwhelms you with details. It's still a start, more to come hopefully!

New Haven (CT), Feb. 25, 2013, UT 11.00, L1=135, L2=7
Newton 10" f/7, 300x, no filters, seeing IV (Ant.).

Ivano

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

The few intensity estimates I could reliably made (BAA scale).

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#7 Jef De Wit

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

A long time ago. Fine to see a sketch from you again!

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

Sol,

Very good sketches of Saturn :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

Ivano,

Nice sketch of Saturn :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

#10 Sol Robbins

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

Thanks to everyone for the compliments and to Ivano for posting.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

A long time ago. Fine to see a sketch from you again!


Was busy making myself the telescope ;) And weather here in Connecticut has been horrible anyway.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

Thanks to everyone for the compliments and to Ivano for posting.


Thanks to you for the good sketch. I was not sure about the EB and NTB - seeing was just that bad - but I can see them in your drawing too.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

Beautiful sketch of Saturn.

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#14 Sol Robbins

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

Thanks again. The NEB in concert with Saturn's lower altitude should prove to be interesting.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

Great sketch Sol. And Thank You for once again providing us with one of your templates.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

Sol you were using a 6" f/8 for a while too weren't you?

Nice sketch - thanks for the template. It's still in those am hours I can't even think about being up for . Soon though.

Nice smooth contrasts.

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#17 Sol Robbins

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:23 AM

Thanks Jim and Pete.

Pete, that's same refractor 6" f/8 I"ve used for years. I also still use my old 6" Criterion RV6 i had for decades.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:28 AM

Er... are you sure this was made with a pencil? Because to me it rather looks like a picture! Superb, Sol! :applause:

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:38 AM

I knew there was a reflector somewhere in there . Nice classic too.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

Great sketch of Saturn, and thanks again for the template, nice to see you sketching again.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

Ivano,

Nice Saturn sketching.

Frank

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:01 AM

Very whaw !

#23 Sol Robbins

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

Thanks again for the compliments. I hope the template helps cut time involved and makes everybody's sketched observations easier.

It is a pencil sketch which I prefer because it is simple. I used 4H and HB pencils. Mostly 4h. Ebony pencil for the globe's shadow on rings and a white pencil for the C ring. The filter I used dimmed the image a bit, so the C ring brightness dimmed a lot.

The filter I used was sent to me for Beta testing.

Thanks again,

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

Lovely work indeed.

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#25 Sol Robbins

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:07 AM

Many thanks Jean.






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