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dweller25
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Re: Jupiter 13 December new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6255766 - 12/16/13 07:53 AM

Another great sketch Norme that I can enjoy whilst I wait for the clouds to go........

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Ed D
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Re: Jupiter 13 December new [Re: dweller25]
      #6255922 - 12/16/13 09:53 AM

Norme, your sketches and observed detail of Jupiter are amazing. But, what really is amazing is the relatively modest equipment you use for those results.

Ed D


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Asbytec
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Re: Jupiter 13 December new [Re: Ed D]
      #6256747 - 12/16/13 06:11 PM

Guys, thank you. A lot of the credit goes to relatively good seeing with Jupiter on the zenith even in a modest aperture (which is amazing to me, as well.) It takes some effort to tease out all the detail from the relatively small disc at 174x. Over half hour or so, the paper sketch fill up with glimpses of this and that and notes until everything is there. Then another 15 minutes or so observing the trailing limb details, further rotated from the limb since the sketch began, helps finish it off. It's always a pleasure, so much so it's become an obsession.

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azure1961p
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Re: Jupiter 13 December new [Re: Asbytec]
      #6256832 - 12/16/13 07:12 PM

OBSESSION!!!

Cologne for astronomers - its smells of ammonia and methane. Coming soon to a farm near you!

Pete

Edited by azure1961p (12/16/13 07:37 PM)


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Asbytec
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Re: Jupiter 13 December new [Re: azure1961p]
      #6256880 - 12/16/13 07:28 PM

Yea, I guess it's almost OCD level obsession. Hard time imaging Jove reeks of farm animal droppings, though. Maybe it does.

Man, talk about living with OCD, one weather chart says clear tonight, two others say clouds and rain. The visible loop doesn't show any disturbance coming this way. It's pretty clear out right now, in the AM, and the seeing is supposed to be stellar tonight. Gaaa! What does the future hold, and how is one to cope with these unknowns? Despite the predictions, I'm betting on clear weather...gonna cool the scope around 7PM and wait to see what develops. Been a few days since the skies have been doable.


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Dean Norris
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Re: Jupiter 13 December new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6260222 - 12/18/13 02:29 PM

Norme,

Excellent sketch of Jupiter. I do like the colors used in this sketch. Congratulations on seeing LRS and WSZ. I haven't seen them since last year so I'm looking forward to finding them. I'm guessing on the sketch that the GRS is too far on the limb. Is that what you were referring to in your edit?.
Anyway another great sketch. You've been posting Jupiter sketches left and right. It's good that the seeing been cooperative and great.

Happy Holidays. Dean


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Asbytec
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Re: Jupiter 13 December new [Re: Dean Norris]
      #6260710 - 12/18/13 06:40 PM

I forgot about that. I think that faint white oval in the south is on the other side of that darker spot and that darker cloud coming around the trailing limb in the north seems a bit to far placed from where images show it. Oh well.

Hey, congrats on both LRS and WSZ. This is my first time with LRS and second, I think, with WSZ.


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Dean Norris
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Re: Jupiter 13 December new [Re: Asbytec]
      #6261004 - 12/18/13 10:03 PM

Norme,

I wouldn't know about those fine details since I haven't seen such small features lately with the seeing. I thought for sure you were referring to GRS in your edit. Sorry about that. Your sketches are awesome.

Last year WSZ and LRS were pretty easy to see. It remains to be seen if I can view them again.

Dean


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frank5817
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Re: Jupiter 13 December new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6261010 - 12/18/13 10:10 PM

Norme,

Somehow this beautiful sketch almost got by me.
Fantastic. Very subtle color here. Always impressed by your work.

Frank


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Asbytec
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Re: Jupiter 13 December new [Re: frank5817]
      #6261308 - 12/19/13 04:23 AM

Boys, thank you. I hope you get some great views, too. It might finally clear tonight.

Dean, yea, the GRS was there at sketch start time. As you know, it wasn't there an hour later. Maybe it's all to easy to misplace smaller details. Good luck with the finer stuff.

Edited by Asbytec (12/19/13 04:46 AM)


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