Obsession 20" f/5 Pegasus Optics, #388
8" f/6 Custom Dobsonian
"Things happen for a reason." Its a keepsake phrase that bolsters the ideology of things like 'Destiny' and 'Prophecy'. Are 'mortal' human beings that special that nature would plot its course through being and evolution just to pacify humanity? Mass, order/disorder, cause and effect, probability. These are the things that govern events in reality. Our lives are what we make them; nothing more.
150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
---John 14.5" Dall-Kirkham w/Royce optics Celestron 11 AP140EDF,TEC140,Tak FS60-C ZWO ASI120MM and ASI120MC DMK21AU618.AS SBIG ST-10XE http://www.spacescenes.com
I want to do more then just look.
Quote:Par - with all due respects, its an impossible feat, beyond superhuman to put that together with any accuracy on a rotating object. Its a digital image adjusted to approximate the visual impression. It could have been painted as a layer over an original image - but no other way. Its an age old technique. Back in the day artist painted on photos - now its layers in photoshop. One thing is certain - he did not sit there with a pencil - draw an outside sketch then do this inside on the computer. Nor was it an outside sketch at the computer. Its a painted overlay of CCD image of Jupiter - the moons are equally dropped with a round brush tool - I should say - too diffused at that. I'm an illustrator.Pete
Quote:Then Adolf is indeed spectacular. As is the mirror! Thanks for clarifying.Pete
Quote:BBut to render something that beautiful takes more than perfect seeing and savant like memory.
What seems to be happening is some discourse over what constitutes a sketch. It likely is an assisted sketch, not one drawn from memory or real time.
He has done other illustrations. One is Neptune. Certainly that was not a visual pencil and finger rub sketch made from memory using a perfect 8" scope on a perfect night.
His sketch work is utterly stunning, regardless.
Scopes: 10" dob, 13" dob, 4" refractor
"Only gold is money, and nothing else. " - John Pierpont Morgan
Quote:. When you can see detail in the GRS you've got a good night and good equipment.
Quote:Is there perhaps an error with the date/time??
Quote:Quote:Is there perhaps an error with the date/time?? Only with yours.It is at ~ 0200 Central Standard Time (US & Canada), or 0800 UT.You are off by 12 hours
Quote: AND I might add..do you not only see it's satellites as distinct discs, but also to discern variations in size!
"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" - Riddick "The best scientists are humble. They seek to understand, not to ensure their legacy, but merely to understand." - Mori
Quote:Cant believe I fell into that one - comes of doing things on the runDeepest apologies.......!!Back to what I'm supposed to be doing.Cheers Edit Note: But GRS still does not square with WinJUPOS or latest imagery - which does!
Quote: Nice attempts, good detail and information, but extremely amateur in comparison..
Quote:The time as listed in the illustration is approximate. We observed Jupiter from about 8pm CST to about 4am CST (12/6)..The actual image as depicted occurred somewhere between 1-2am CST.
Quote:Edit Note: But GRS still does not square with WinJUPOS or latest imagery - which does!
Quote:True.BTW - I had never heard of WinJUPOS until I saw your screenshot, so I downloadedit & installed it. Pretty slick!