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idp
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Reged: 08/21/09

Loc: New Haven, CT
Satur May 4 new
      #5839907 - 05/04/13 11:08 AM Attachment (24 downloads)

Saturn last night from Bethany Observing Station (CT), 10" Clark refractor. Also posted in Planetary Observing.

Ivano


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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Satur May 4 new [Re: idp]
      #5840265 - 05/04/13 03:02 PM

idp,

Nice drawing of Saturn .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Re: Satur May 4 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5840977 - 05/05/13 12:13 AM

Ivano,

Looks real good in that Clark scope. Fine sketching.

Frank


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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

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Re: Satur May 4 new [Re: frank5817]
      #5841174 - 05/05/13 06:16 AM

That's a more detail than I can see

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kenrenard
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Reged: 12/13/12

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Re: Satur May 4 new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5841239 - 05/05/13 08:02 AM

Ivano,
Beautiful work. Do you free hand draw Saturn? Saturn has been really looking nice. I could see some banding last night even low with my 8 inch.

You really have captured the target. It must have looked beautiful pushing the magnification. The more I look at your sketch the more detail I am seeing.

Did you use any filters? I tried a 25 red and saw a bit more detail toward the pole.

Hope to see more of your drawings.

Ken


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Ed D
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Re: Satur May 4 new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5841308 - 05/05/13 09:03 AM

Ivano,

Very nice sketch, very detailed.

Ed D


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idp
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Reged: 08/21/09

Loc: New Haven, CT
Re: Satur May 4 [Re: kenrenard]
      #5841369 - 05/05/13 09:55 AM

Quote:

Ivano,
Beautiful work. Do you free hand draw Saturn?




No, of course I use templates. This is the BAA one, with black background and Cassini and C ring already outlined. Others I like to use have a white background.

Quote:

Did you use any filters? I tried a 25 red and saw a bit more detail toward the pole.




I tried a 23A and a 80A, but I usually find they are not worth much on Saturn 'cause the planet is not that bright. I think a yellow/red filter could be of use in bad seeing.

Thank for your appreciation, but I will have little chance of sketching more, at least until August. Sigh.

Ivano


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kenrenard
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Re: Satur May 4 new [Re: idp]
      #5841547 - 05/05/13 12:12 PM

Ivano,
Thanks for the tip on the Template. I tried freehand last night and what a mess I had. Like a bad looking fried egg. I won't be posting that one!

I noticed my red filter did dim Saturn quite a bit but added a bit of darkening on the outer most ring and the pole. Of course everything else was washed out.

Sorry to hear you won't be sketching. I enjoyed looking at your drawing and some of your knowledgeable posts.

Ken


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