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mikesemmler
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Saturn - April 11, 2011 new
      #4517323 - 04/14/11 09:20 AM

Hello friends!

After many weeks of bad weather,
I finally once again a good observation of Saturn.
Here is the scetch

REFRACTOR Meade(Towa) 300 - 80/1200
171 x


Michael


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Rutilus
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/17/10

Re: Saturn - April 11, 2011 new [Re: mikesemmler]
      #4517433 - 04/14/11 10:19 AM

Nice work Michael.
I also have a Towa 80/1200, which does very well on the planets, were you using the original 0.956" eyepieces or 1.25"? I changed the focus mount on my scope which now allows me to use binoviewers without an OCA or Barlow.


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Saturn - April 11, 2011 new [Re: mikesemmler]
      #4517776 - 04/14/11 01:09 PM

Michael,

Very nice sketch of Saturn .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Re: Saturn - April 11, 2011 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #4517870 - 04/14/11 02:00 PM

Michael,

Excellent capture of Saturn. I love the colors!


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Re: Saturn - April 11, 2011 new [Re: JayinUT]
      #4518847 - 04/14/11 09:44 PM

Michael,

I'll bet you were glad your weather cleared to get this spectacular view of Saturn. I like your sketch very much.

Frank


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mikesemmler
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Re: Saturn - April 11, 2011 new [Re: frank5817]
      #4519516 - 04/15/11 05:24 AM

thank you very much for your compliments

Michael


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mikesemmler
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Re: Saturn - April 11, 2011 new [Re: Rutilus]
      #4519534 - 04/15/11 05:39 AM

Quote:

Nice work Michael.
I also have a Towa 80/1200, which does very well on the planets, were you using the original 0.956" eyepieces or 1.25"? I changed the focus mount on my scope which now allows me to use binoviewers without an OCA or Barlow.




I use only original accessories with 0.96 ". I have the following 0.96" parts:

Towa:
Huygens 40mm, 4mm Orthoscopic and errecting prisma

Zeiss:
Huygens 25mm and 16mm

Vixen:
Orthoscopic 12.5mm/9mm/7mm/5mm
and Diagonal Prisma


I previously used eyepieces in diameter 1.25", but my old eypieces performing better an sharper

Michael


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Rutilus
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Re: Saturn - April 11, 2011 new [Re: mikesemmler]
      #4520386 - 04/15/11 01:54 PM

I know what you mean about the eyepieces Michael, my original 0.965" ones are very sharp, I still use them today.

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chrisrnuttall
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Reged: 12/29/10

Loc: York, England
Re: Saturn - April 11, 2011 new [Re: Rutilus]
      #4520448 - 04/15/11 02:26 PM

How was the drawing produced? The black background looks like paper but I can't see any pencil / brush marks on the planet? It smoooth!

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CarlosEH
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Re: Saturn - April 11, 2011 new [Re: chrisrnuttall]
      #4521470 - 04/16/11 02:14 AM

Michael,

An excellent observation of Saturn. The color of the globe, bands, and rings is well rendered. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos


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mikesemmler
sage


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Re: Saturn - April 11, 2011 new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #4523360 - 04/17/11 12:22 AM

chris

pencil drawing, Paper and than i make a foto and finish with gimp(smudge tool)to give the clouds a little bit of Reality

Michael


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chrisrnuttall
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Re: Saturn - April 11, 2011 new [Re: mikesemmler]
      #4523767 - 04/17/11 09:02 AM

Ok, so you colour it in Gimp then? I see.
thanks


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mikesemmler
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Re: Saturn - April 11, 2011 [Re: chrisrnuttall]
      #4542632 - 04/25/11 08:11 AM

Chris - the colour is made with pencil too( yellow,orange and a little bit brown) only for the finish, i take gimp

Michael


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