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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:15 AM

The five satellites were identified during our observation through ... the Jackie phone! For those of my generation, it's a bit like a call to information service...
The satellite with the lowest brightness is here Iapetus magnitude between 10.2 and 11.9, I should be able to find a sixth? Enceladus is very small, only 513km in diameter, but with an albedo of 1.0 its magnitude is 11.6, ... so wait and see! The sketch was made with pencils HB, 6B for the sky and color pencils for Saturn, I add some point of white gouache for the satellites.

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:34 PM

Michel,

This is a most lovely sketch.
Nice work on those freehand rings and finding Iapetus.

Frank :)

PS I'm also am enjoying your sketch of the planets on ASOD today :)

#3 Aquarellia

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:33 AM

Thank you Frank, for this and this old ASOD comming up today

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:40 AM

Michel,
Well done indeed. Always nice to see Saturn.


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:37 PM

Michel,

Very good sketch of Saturn & Satellites :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#6 Aquarellia

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:37 AM

Thank you Ken and Tom

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:20 AM

Like that , Saturn is difficult , nice presentation
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#8 Aquarellia

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:34 AM

Thank you Dee !

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:27 AM

Very nice sketch Michel, you recorded a lot of fine detail.

Best,

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:09 AM

Michel,

Very nice widefield view of Saturn and great catch on Iapetus. I have missed seeing Enceladus my past two Saturn observations because it was lost in the glare of the rings.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 01:43 PM

Another fine sketch as always, Michael !

#12 Rutilus

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:27 PM

Lovely sketch, I like it lots.

#13 Aquarellia

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:26 AM

Thank you sketchers, your comments are appreciated !






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