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#1 dweller25

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:21 AM

Just had a very nice holiday in Devon with my 8" Dob - oh and the wife too !! :)

I was able to observing for five consecutive nights, four of which had excellent seeing.

First up is Jupiter on the 7th April, Europa had just crossed the face of Jupiter and it's shadow was transiting, there was quite a large rift in the Northern Equatorial belt. Drawn at 20:50UT, x200, seeing AII

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#2 dweller25

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:21 AM

A little later Mars was high enough to get very good detail, the North Polar cap was VERY small as it's now the Martian summer, close by was Mare Acidalium and in the southern hemisphere Mare Erythraeum was easily seen along with the tiny wedge of Sinus Meridiani. Drawn at 2200UT, x200, seeing AII

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:22 AM

A couple of days later I caught the Great Red Spot in transit, with lots of detail in the Southern Equatorial belt - particularly in the following wake. Drawn at 19:10UT, x200, seeing AII

I was very surprised to see so much detail as from where I live (300miles North of Devon) the views of Jupiter had significantly deteriorated recently - location, location, location.

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#4 Jef De Wit

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:19 PM

Fine sketches! Always nice to combine holiday and observing.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:28 PM

David,

These are all excellent sketches of the planets.
Thanks for posting them for us to share in them.

Frank :)

#6 Scanning4Comets

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

Looks great !!! :waytogo:

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:04 PM

David,

Excellent observations of Mars and Jupiter on your holiday to Devon. You recorded Mare Erythraeum and Mare Acidalium very nicely along with a small North Polar Cap (NPC). Interesting detail recorded over Jupiter. Nice Europa transit (and shadow), NEB rift, and Great Red Spot (GRS) detail. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

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#8 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:30 PM

Very good planetary sketches, thank you.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:16 AM

very nice sketches with a lot of detail on Jupiter!

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:25 AM

David,
Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:22 AM

Excellent sketches David!

#12 dweller25

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:14 AM

Thank you all for the kind feedback

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:04 PM

David,

That's a nice group of renderings. Your blending from one to another is very consistent and makes comparisons all the easier and interesting. Nice smooth work. Mars with its major Maria peering through like that is well captured as are the wake/voids following the GRS. This is really a nice set.
The spot in the north polar region of the first drawing is interesting, recalls a cometary impact scar.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:32 PM

David,

Very nice sketches of Jupiter & Mars :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:36 AM

Fantastic work!
You have an excellent observing eye and excellent collimation skills.
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#16 dweller25

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:09 PM

Pete, Tom, Corky - thank you all for your kind comments

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:05 PM

Very nice sketches of Jupiter and Mars, thanks for sharing.

#18 Tamas Bognar

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:11 AM

David,very nice sketches !

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

Tommy, Tamas - thank you






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