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jayscheuerle
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Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST
      #3381236 - 10/09/09 10:40 PM Attachment (51 downloads)

Caught him early, but the seeing was awful. Probably spent 30 mins. peering, but never even got that split millisecond of clarity. Still, got to refine my technique and feel I'm getting closer to conveying what I'm seeing.

Thanks for looking! - j

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120ED, 12" f/5 Green Goblin, 6" f/5 Eero2, 4.5" f/8 PortaBowl, 8" f/5 Big Red Ed.

The PortaBowl-a $100 4.5" f/8 ball-scope YOU can build!

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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: jayscheuerle]
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with the kids:

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The PortaBowl-a $100 4.5" f/8 ball-scope YOU can build!

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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: jayscheuerle]
      #3381389 - 10/10/09 12:25 AM

Jay,

Excellent observations of Jupiter and it's satellites. You have recorded the major belts (North Equatorial Belt (NEB, top belt with bright rifts and dark condensations) and South Equatorial Belt (SEB, northern and southern components) very nicely. The wide field view with the satellites is nice as well. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos

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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3381528 - 10/10/09 04:07 AM

Jay, good or bad seeing... looks impressive to me. Which telescope (12"?) and magnification did you use for the sketch?

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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #3381689 - 10/10/09 08:41 AM

Good job Jay.

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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #3381747 - 10/10/09 09:32 AM

Quote:

Jay, good or bad seeing... looks impressive to me. Which telescope (12"?) and magnification did you use for the sketch?




Thanks, Jef. I use my 120ED for two reasons. It has tracking (which I can't sketch without), and it shows optimal images immediately. I pick it up, still attached to my LXD75, and haul it all out to my front sidewalk (down 4 steps!). The tripod feet go on marks I've made, then I put wood blocks under two of the legs to level it, plug it in, and I'm viewing. Even if I had tracking for my 12", my city viewing sessions tend to be under an hour and the 12" mirror never gets acclimated in that time.

In terms of magnification, I used my 4mm TMB, which gives me a close-to-maximum 225x. It was too much last night, but I still think I see more when the magnification is higher. - j

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The PortaBowl-a $100 4.5" f/8 ball-scope YOU can build!


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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3381756 - 10/10/09 09:37 AM

Quote:

Jay,

Excellent observations of Jupiter and it's satellites. You have recorded the major belts (North Equatorial Belt (NEB, top belt with bright rifts and dark condensations) and South Equatorial Belt (SEB, northern and southern components) very nicely. The wide field view with the satellites is nice as well. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos




Carlos, thank you for pointing out the names of some of the features. I really need to brush up on those so I have an idea what I'm drawing. According to Starry Night Pro, I gave up last night right before the GRS came into view, but the clouds were coming in anyways. Besides, after a half-hour of sketching in poor seeing, trying to discern detail, the real features are moving on and I think I start imagining things! - j

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Fight indignorance!

120ED, 12" f/5 Green Goblin, 6" f/5 Eero2, 4.5" f/8 PortaBowl, 8" f/5 Big Red Ed.

The PortaBowl-a $100 4.5" f/8 ball-scope YOU can build!


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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: jayscheuerle]
      #3381872 - 10/10/09 10:49 AM

Wow, what a stunning sketch! I didn't know that a 120mm scope could capture so much detail in Jupiter, though this is doubtlessly a testament to your observing skills and patience. Thank you for posting this. I'm new to planetary sketching, and while my first sketch of Jupiter did not capture tremendous detail, your efforts and skill definitely give me inspiration.

- Jay
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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: JayKSC]
      #3381924 - 10/10/09 11:21 AM

J,

Excellent!

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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: Sol Robbins]
      #3381931 - 10/10/09 11:25 AM

Jay,

Superb Jupiter sketching. I think you will have trouble improving on these beauties.

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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: jayscheuerle]
      #3382180 - 10/10/09 01:41 PM

Hi Jay,

wonderful sketches.Jupiter looks like the view I have to my eyepiece at the scope.I like it very much.

CS

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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: rerun]
      #3383520 - 10/11/09 11:27 AM

Jay,

Just amazed at both the quality and detail you capture. Would love to have you post a "quick" tutorial on how you sketch Jupiter and then refine it. I just love your end results.

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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: JayinUT]
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Quote:

Jay,

Just amazed at both the quality and detail you capture. Would love to have you post a "quick" tutorial on how you sketch Jupiter and then refine it. I just love your end results.




I've been thinking about doing that. It's somewhat deceiving, as there really isn't a whole lot of detail going on, it's just handled in a way that lends to realism, so I think we see these being more detailed than they are.

This is my starting point (I'll fill in the details in another thread) - j:

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Fight indignorance!

120ED, 12" f/5 Green Goblin, 6" f/5 Eero2, 4.5" f/8 PortaBowl, 8" f/5 Big Red Ed.

The PortaBowl-a $100 4.5" f/8 ball-scope YOU can build!


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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: jayscheuerle]
      #3383667 - 10/11/09 12:29 PM

Cool, I look forward to seeing the new thread that goes from here.

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Re: Jupiter 10-9-09 • 7:15pm EST new [Re: JayinUT]
      #3386223 - 10/12/09 10:06 PM

very nice wide angle view of jup.

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