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AT72ED, 10" custom Newt, Baader Maxbright BV,
Canon 1D & 70-200 1:4L, Pentax 8x40 PCF WP2
150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
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Michael Rosolina Celestron CGE Pro 1400 f/11 SCT 1980 Orange Tube C8 f/10 SCT 108mm f/4.2 Astroscan Reflector 50mm f/10 Galileoscope 40mm PST f/10 APM Germany HD 15x70 binoculars Canon 12x36 IS II binoculars Mark I Eyeball My CN Gallery
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Quote:Oh, yes! Your nailed it, Jason! Antionadi II rules! You have as many lines as I have on mine, but yours are better organised. Man, am I pleased you were treated to some good seeing and a killer view. Lemme finish reading your account...Well, done, sir...I mean it.I think your technique is pretty good. In fact, I'd love to emulate you limb shading and ability to sketch real time. (My horrid sketch is attached, and one reason it never get's posted.) For me, taking the time to get the pencil shading right real time is just not workable. For me, anyway. So, hen scratching and notes prevail.Yea, sometimes when you see those maybe features, maybe imagination, trying to re-observe them is great. Sometimes, though, depending on how confident I felt, I'll include them and note them as maybe features. Sometimes you get lucky and it was a real feature. That's a great feeling.White flashlights seem to be the ticket.Again, Jason, I am tickled pink you had a great night and posted it.
Quote:Jason,That is some very nice Jupiter sketching.You are able to capture a fine amount of detail with your scope and better yet get it recorded on paper.I always use much white light sketching the planets and Moon.Frank
Quote:"My Newt is fortunate to have two very high quality mirrors. This was the first time I've taken the scope out in seeing this good. At first I thought I might be out of my mind spending money to have the old Bushnell 4½" primary refigured, and spending additional money on a Protostar quartz secondary. Last night put my concerns to rest."Jason, I replaced the Chino mirrors on my 6" Dob with Discovery mirrors - Pyrex with enhanced coatings. I also questioned my sanity at first, not only about the mirrors, but all the other things I did to it, such as flocking. Now, I just sit back and enjoy it with a big smile on my face.Ed D
Quote:Nice work especially for 101mm aperture obstructed. Lots of details to be sure. I am in CT and had good observing conditions too. If yours were like mine though you'll have sharper nights of 9/10 Pickering seeing particularly in those balmy heat waves that keep a lot of folks indoors.You have continuity and flow in your lines. Just remember there IS color even in my 70mm. Its shades of grey and tan with hints of red brown but its there. You'll see more color in your ten but your four is not monochrome.I enjoyed your work here. I now have three finished color sketches but I've got to go out and get my Canon. The Android came is an insult to careful work and the photo editing software is atrocious. I'm probably going out again tonight if it stays clear. The seeing is refreshing. New England can have seemingly month long bouts of soft seeing.Pete
Quote:Jason,Very good sketch of Jupiter .CS,KLU, ,Tom
Quote:Hi Jason,A great story and a great pair of observational sketches to go with it. *Very* well done--your scope must be a dandy. We also had unusually good seeing conditions here Thanksgiving night. I made an observation not long after yours so we can compare. Will post in a minute.
great sketches -> chapeau !
110mm You walked at the limit .
The BA is not seperated but
You draw it as a hangig cloud over the SEB.
Quote:Hi Jason,Beautiful sketches! (are you trying to drive me to despair?) -stray-