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#1 dweller25

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 07:37 AM

Woke up early Thursday morning to a clear sky so quickly got the 8" Dobsonian out.

Jupiter was very high in the sky and very bright and by chance the GRS was on view, my scope was not fully cooled but still a nice amount of detail was seen.

Also had a quick look at Mars - the phase and white polar cap was easy and a large thin dark patch could just be seen - it turned out to be Syrtis major - not worth drawing yet though.

Here's Jupiter - Orion Optics 8" F/6 Newtonian, x180, seeing AIII, 5:30UT .....

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#2 Randolph Jay

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 07:49 AM

Very nice!
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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:51 AM

David, still not bad detail not yet cooled in AIII seeing. Just curious, did you suspect the GRS to be a bit redder? I only saw it briefly thus far, in modest seeing, and really could not say. But thinking back...maybe it did seem more colorful. Kind of hoping it might be. Wanna get another look soon.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:09 AM

Thanks guys.

Norme - the GRS is a bit redder - was pink before.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:32 PM

David,

Very nice sketching.

It is that time to begin sketching Jupiter in earnest.
You are off to a great start.

Frank :)

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:41 PM

Someone else reported more of a brick red, too. Cool. Should have fallen out of bed this AM to look, woke to beautiful skies after falling asleep to cloudy ones.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:56 AM

Yes Frank - it's time to go :-)

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 03:23 AM

Hi David
Nice sketch indeed!
I've never really done any serious Jupiter sketches but determined to make a go of it this year.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:20 AM

Thanks Mike, Just saw your web site sketches - amazing :-)

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:32 AM

David,

Good sketch of Jupiter :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:51 PM

My second look at Jove this season, I have to agree the GRS has a bit more hue and saturation. It's a little redder, to me, than the pale salmon of last season.

Another interesting feature is the north temperate zone is not well defined. It seems everything from the NTB northward is one large "hood." No distinct NTZ, NNTB or NNTZ.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:49 AM

David,
Nice work. I think the GRS looks redder this year from last as well.

Ken

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:04 AM

hi David,
nice sketch with an interesting
region around the GRS.

Bye
Christian

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:34 AM

Thanks all - With Jupiter and then Mars to draw this will be a good winter.....






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