150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Most used stuff:
AT72ED, 10" custom Newt, Baader Maxbright BV,
Canon 1D & 70-200 1:4L, Pentax 8x40 PCF WP2
Quote:...eyepiece for 10 minutes.
Quote:...my enthusiasm came from last night was my perception of colors.
Quote:...The dark area in the NEB was confusing to me.
Quote:Observing colors on Jupiter (and the other planets) seems to be very subjective--subject to the functions of the observer's visual color acuity, seeing conditions, and aperture. One observing session may not be as good as the next.
Mark Oak Park Observatory (aka my backyard) Bortle 7 Orion 90mm AstroView; EQ-2; 1.25" 25mm, 10mm Plossl Celestron Eyepiece Kit; 1.25" Barlow x2, 32mm, 17mm, 13mm, 8mm, 6mm Plossl; filters UO Super Abbe Orthos; 1.25" 7.7mm, 16.8mm Meade 60mm StarFinder; modified alt/az video camera tripod (it works!); .965" 25mm, 12.5mm, 9mm, 4mm; Moon filter. Meade 60mm Jupiter; Antares .965" 25mm, 12.5mm 10mm Super Plossl Bushnell 7x35 binos Simmons 10x50 binos Beach Chair
Quote:There is a contrast test one can take (wish I had the link) where one puts soft colors in order of hue and saturation, like varying shades of pink merging into varying shades shades of purple or something similar. Most people can do pretty well on it. It's easy to separate the distinctly pink from the distinctly purple, but more difficult to distinguish between close shades of one color. It's interesting where the colors transition softly from one to the other, it can be done.Interesting stuff, the amateur love of it all.Edit: Here it is.http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?PageID=77
Quote:I think those lazy hatching marks come from my far past teenage years of comic book style illustrations. I believe they are now part of my "finger memory".