150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
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
Most used stuff:
AT72ED, 10" custom Newt, Baader Maxbright BV,
Canon 1D & 70-200 1:4L, Pentax 8x40 PCF WP2
Quote:Best I can derive, system I is the faster rotating system of belts that include the EZ and most of the NEB and SEB. North and south of that region are the north and south tropical, temperate, and polar regions. That is system II, the slower rotating cloud belts. System II I believe is radio frequencies and we can safely ignore it.
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
Quote:I think I might transfer this over to MP3 format, download it to my Sansa, and listen to it the next time I'm out observing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImuLz1Oo9c8Maybe this one, too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phhUy1VsnG0 -stray-
Quote:Oh, and if you are weak in the perceiving the warm hues, you might actually benefit from an 82A filter, if you don't already use one.
Quote:FWIW, I often blow out the scale on certain features because my mind wreaks havoc with my pencil.
Quote:It's outright wrong to practice with photos.
When I am at the scope I have my hands covered in charcoal dust. I study I observe then close my eyes walk to where I kno my paper is and I FEEL the festoon FLOWING through me. I twist and turn like so many opposing jets of gas. Then I do it all over again. You must Feeeeel the features and let the electricity flow.
I've never ever looked at a drawing I've done. By the end of the observation I am collapsed at the foot of the ladder lost in reverence to the King.
Quote:Mike, still wondering what those darker SEB features are. I'd bet they are actually embedded in the SEB. There are some trailing the GRS which, I believe, is just over the preceding limb. The first clue of that is the "scratch" in the south.Surely weather is playing a role washing out Jupiter and the Pleiades. I am really eager to observe tonight. That color phenom has my complete attention. Very curious if I will be able to define the SEB a little better. But, man, the GRS will be transiting. That means working feverishly on a sketch, or maybe just concentrating on the SEB.Well, girlfriend has to dress me. Gotta run. Nice to see you sketching your observations, Mike.
Quote:Ps--danke for informing me of your "dressing routine". Next time warn me before hand so I can put on some 70s porno music; played backwards, with Satanic messages.