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#1 kenrenard

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:16 PM

Hello All,
Last night I had some nice skies and only a bit to observe and sketch. I pulled out my AT72ED and slipped in my new WO binoviewers. Wow! they show plenty. Here is a quick sketch from last night. I saw two distinct festoons and some nice colors. The Moon and AR1967 was showing very well with this little refractor.


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#2 AnokaAstronomy

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:19 PM

Well done. i have a hrd time with stick figures, SO this really impresses me.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:50 PM

Ken, that's not bad at all for a small scope. Not bad at all. The festoons seem to pop nicely, the belts are clearly defined. And you note color. If the GRS or it's wake were present, I'd say you'd have nabbed them too. Nice job, Ken. Its interesting you noted good seeing, seeing does favor smaller apertures. That's a pleasing view.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:08 PM

Ken, fantastic sketch! You have multiple banding present, and ditto what Norme says about the festoons. You really seem to be pleased with your BV. Once dialed in it's hard to go back.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:20 PM

Ken,

Great detail in a small aperture. I'm waiting on a SW 100. I'm looking forward to some refractor observing. Glad you're pleased with yours.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:13 PM

Ken,

Very nice sketch of Jupiter :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:26 AM

Very nice. I have been impressed with what high quality small scopes can do with the gas giant.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:45 PM

Ken,

Nicely captured! I really like the details you captured in your excellent small refractor. If I ever get better and the skies clear here, I need to give this a try. Well done again and thanks for the inspiration.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:59 PM

Ken,

That looks really good to me. It also proves you can really have a great session with a small scope.

Frank :)

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 04:03 PM

Thanks all,
I have always loved my little Astro tech. I really think my new binoviewers have taken the little scope to the next level. The Moon, sunspots, and planets are really amazing. I believe I was over max magnification for this scope but it held up really well. With the fickle weather this little scope works good for some quick observing sessions.

Hope you all get clear skies and good observing sessions.


Ken

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:31 PM

Well done Ken, really.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:33 AM

Ken, fantastic sketch in a small aperture!






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