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#1 kenrenard

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:53 AM

I have been getting some wonderful weather in the Northeast. I was able to sketch Jupiter most nights and got some great looks at Saturn. I used a template for Saturn and tried to get some of the detail I was seeing. I tried freehand at first without a template and the results weren't very good. I had seeing of II or III all nights. I worked with a few filters and then pushed the Magnification on Jupiter and Saturn to 327X. Saturn looked a bit better at the higher magnification than Jupiter. All nights showed some nice detail on both planets. Saturn was very interesting in with a red 25A filter. I tried blue, orange and yellow on Jupiter. SEB and NEB showed interesting features all nights with some bulging on the NEB to my eye. I am still amazed at the detail that can be seen on each of these amazing planets with just a bit of patience.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:54 AM

Jupiter last night.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:56 AM

My first Saturn sketch. Last year I saw no detail on the globe at all. I wasn't giving it enough time to see the detail.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:12 PM

Very nice work, Ken, my compliments! You're absolutely right that the law of patience applies just as much on planetary as on difficult deep-sky work, perhaps even more so. But from your drawings I immediately see that you've got a keen eye and very good observation skills. :D

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:53 PM

Ken,

Very good sketches of Jupiter & Saturn :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:32 PM

Ken, I like your sketch of Saturn. You have a good eye for minute planetary detail. :waytogo:

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#7 kenrenard

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:00 AM

Thanks Guys for the kind words.

I feel like I keep seeing more on Saturn each time I look. It sure is showing very well this year.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

Hi Ken,

Nice sketches. It looks like your picking up more detail with each new sketch.

Best,

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:01 PM

Ken,
Great looking sketches. I think you did
a fine job on each of them. It's great when the weather cooperates.

Frank :)

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:26 PM

Hi Ken.

You are very active in planetary sketching. Very good ones my friends.

Andre.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:10 AM

Andre, Frank, and Eric,
Thank You all for your kind words and support. I was able to get some great lunar views last night.

Ken

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:25 AM

hi Ken,

good work. I like the Jupiter sketch. He stand now so deep and not many amateurs watch and controll his appearance.

Bye
Christian






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