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#1 Ed D

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:56 PM

I was out in the yard about a week ago playing with my AT72ED. I happened to notice what I thought was an interesting alignment of the moons of Jupiter and decided to sketch it just to keep in my notebook. I was looking at it today and thought to myself 'Why not?' It's amazing to me what can be observed with smaller scopes of good quality (not necessarily expensive).

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#2 Dean Norris

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:07 PM


Beautiful sketch. You have a fine refractor. The festoon bases on the NEB with light oval in between is excellent. That scope sounds like a nice grab and go.My first telescope was an inexpensive 60mm refractor that gave my first views of planets and DSO's. It just so happens that I'm waiting on an order for a SW 100 ED to compliment my 10" newt. I'm sure it will be fun to have a refractor again.


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:39 PM

Ed - That is an excellent sketch and observation of Jupiter
with a small scope.

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:23 PM

Ed, it is amazing what can be observed in modest apertures. As dean said, the festoons are quite nice, along with the white feature between them. And the color you note seems pretty spot on. I see the southern regions as more grey, but that's close enough to have some feel of blue to it. Sandy hue in the north sounds right, too. And blue in the festoons, of course, is right. That you picked up relatively weak hues in 3" aperture is fascinating. Well done. Is this the same night your larger scopes were occupied? :)

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:49 PM


Very nice. It is always fun to see all the moons on one side of Jupiter. I like to test myself to see if I can tell them apart at these times.

Frank :)

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:57 AM

That is a beautiful sketch. I love my AT72. Last night two of Jupiters Moons looked like a double star they were so close.


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:17 PM


Nice sketch of Dec. 10 Jupiter :).




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