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
Norme 150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO Yellow Zone "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:I dunno Stray, the stunning sensation I get when your sketches first pop up. Just gotta say, "Whoa..."If that color (including the green below right) does not show up on your monitor, it's set to gray scale. Change it.Man, how I wish to see that kind of color. Maybe in the next life.
Quote:Stray,I think you spent some time in Art school. You are not new to sketching you have be doing this for a while. Frank
Quote:Observing the Trap a few nights ago, I thought to try a sketch of the nebulocity in the area. Are you kidding? Just way too many wisps and dark lanes. Beautiful, but I wouldn't wanna sketch it.
Quote:...and spend a relaxed hour or so with Jupiter, simply observing.
Quote:Additionally, the N Temperate belt showed up as a thin scratch of shading between the N Temperate zone and the N Tropical zone.
I believe that I was able to catch a glimpse of the South Temperate Belt (STB). This is an element that I hadn't noticed before.
I am convinced that I am beginning to discern subtle variations of shading in the EQ belts.
Quote:Quote:Observing the Trap a few nights ago, I thought to try a sketch of the nebulocity in the area. Are you kidding? Just way too many wisps and dark lanes. Beautiful, but I wouldn't wanna sketch it. That is why I cheated and used a photograph. Overwhelming in my EPs. -stray-
Quote:LOLIt's okay if I can copy your moon presentation at lower right. Get the other one, the mask and apply it...cover up those belt/zone guides.Weedhopper, I have tried blacking and so forth. About the only thing I think made any difference, if any, was flocking the inside of the primary baffle. If nothing else, it feels good that it looks black inside.
Quote:Plus I have a question concerning UT (which I have only recently been adding to my sketches). My time zone (EST) is -5 UT, so if it is 7PM (19:00) my time, it is 00:00 UT. Is this correct? -stray-
----- Mike -----
Omni XLT 150 on CG-5 ASGT, CG-4, Astromaster 114EQ, Celestron FirstScope 70mm EQ Refractor
Zhumell Plossl 32mm, 12.5mm, 6mm, 4mm, 5x and 2x Barlow
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Quote:And you captured the tree limbs... Well, that's actually kind of cool, not like we've never peeked between the limbs before.