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dedo
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Jupiter - january 27 2013
      #5646295 - 01/27/13 03:51 PM Attachment (53 downloads)

After my first sketches at the Sun, and having the scope already out from this morning, here is my first attempt at Jupiter. Seeing initially good then average. I suspect it would have became very good this evening but humidity totally blew me away. After only an hour of observing time all the equipment was dripping wet so I had no other choice but putting the end word to the game.

Andrea


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PeterDob
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: dedo]
      #5646335 - 01/27/13 04:12 PM

Well... If that's your first attempt and the conditions were as horrible as you suggest, I can only bow humbly and say that you're a star!!!

Peter


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dedo
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5646349 - 01/27/13 04:19 PM

Conditions were not as horrible Peter, infact I wrote seeing III/IV but I've made a mistake...it was II/III
Sure now it's better again, it's not so unfrequent here, but humidity is too much this evening.


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PeterDob
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: dedo]
      #5646394 - 01/27/13 04:37 PM

I can understand. I suppose you live somewhere near (or even in) the city? Because there the humidity can really stick for some time, can't it? Have you already considered taking your gear up the mountains?

Cheers,

Peter


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dedo
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5646420 - 01/27/13 04:46 PM

I go up the mountains whenever I can
I live just out of the city near the sea. It was a paradise here 11 years ago. It has not been ruined for the time that has passed, it has been ruined in just a week after I came living here...one morning I've found that the road in front of my house was become 10meters larger than before and they were building a new supermarket 500meters away


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PeterDob
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: dedo]
      #5646443 - 01/27/13 04:57 PM

OMG... That's really bad luck. Well, hopefully you don't have to drive that far then?

Cheers,

Peter


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frank5817
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5646982 - 01/27/13 09:29 PM

Andrea,

Very nice work on Jupiter.

Frank


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Andrev
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: frank5817]
      #5647099 - 01/27/13 10:35 PM

Andrea

Sincerly my friend, this Jupiter's sketch is in my top three favorite of all sketches I have seen before. Man you have a very nice talent. Beautiful rendition and details.

Andre

Edited by Andrev (01/27/13 10:37 PM)


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Jef De Wit
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: Andrev]
      #5647409 - 01/28/13 04:52 AM

A lot of detail and nice sketch! Funny to have m instead of cm in the observing form

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niteskystargazer
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: dedo]
      #5648136 - 01/28/13 01:11 PM

Andrea,

Very good sketch of Jupiter .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5649681 - 01/29/13 04:00 AM

Andrea, very nice. You captured that "tortured" look of the NEB very well. Well done.

I have been on another project, but still peek at Jupiter form time to time.


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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: Asbytec]
      #5649807 - 01/29/13 07:48 AM

I would like to add that the subtle shading of the limbs adds a very nice touch, as does the fading of detail near the limb. Well done.

Ed D


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dedo
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: Ed D]
      #5649815 - 01/29/13 08:00 AM

Thank you for your kindly appreciations, I've been on a mild flu these days, anyway weater wasn't good. I think I'll give it another try this evening.

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Chopin
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: dedo]
      #5649889 - 01/29/13 09:08 AM

Beautiful pencil work and hawk-like vision behind this one, Dedo. A wonderful representation.

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ericj
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: dedo]
      #5651402 - 01/29/13 11:36 PM

Nice first sketch Andrea you recorded a lot of detail.

Best

Eric Jamison


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idp
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: dedo]
      #5652092 - 01/30/13 11:27 AM

Quote:

After my first sketches at the Sun, and having the scope already out from this morning, here is my first attempt at Jupiter.




First attempt at Jupiter? Are you kidding me? This an awesome and very realistic sketch. I know that template, by the way... eh eh. In case you did some color and intensity estimates as well, I think Gianluigi Adamoli will be happy to get a copy of your report.

Clear skies,

Ivano


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dedo
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: idp]
      #5652356 - 01/30/13 01:40 PM

Really Ivano, I'm not so bad with drawing in general but I think it's too early for colors yet. Anyway I'm very sensitive to low contrast details but am also completely blind to colors in low light conditions.
I will give Jupiter another try this evening, as I've seen the GRS is approaching.
I'll try to make some intensity estimates too, as I feel that all this is making me a better observer but do not expect too much precision on this side at this moment.

Clear skies to you all.

Andrea


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idp
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: dedo]
      #5654785 - 01/31/13 05:59 PM

Quote:

Really Ivano, I'm not so bad with drawing in general but I think it's too early for colors yet. Anyway I'm very sensitive to low contrast details but am also completely blind to colors in low light conditions.




You may need a bigger telescope then

Seriously, the one you have must be very good. Clear skies,

Ivano


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Aquarellia
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: idp]
      #5655403 - 02/01/13 12:53 AM

Nice sketch, a very nicely contrated planet
Hope your flu is flying away


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astronz59
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: dedo]
      #5657588 - 02/02/13 05:07 AM

Lovely sketch Andrea - a great example of what can be achieved with a modest aperture and patient work.
Fantastic! Ho apprezzato il vostro lavoro un sacco!


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JimPie
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: astronz59]
      #5657960 - 02/02/13 11:30 AM

Impressive sketch and observation weather it was someones first or 500th.

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Special Ed
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: astronz59]
      #5657964 - 02/02/13 11:32 AM

Andrea,

Very fine observational sketch. I like the way you rendered the detail on the south edge of the North Equatorial Belt extending into the Equatorial Zone. It looks like you also spotted a couple of ovals way down south. Looking forward to your next sketch. Sadly, winter weather here precludes any scope time--especially planetary observing.


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Acheron
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Re: Jupiter - january 27 2013 new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5663018 - 02/05/13 08:04 AM

Nice, you caught amazing details on paper

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