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Chuck Hastorf
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Mars March 29. 2014
      #6442005 - 04/01/14 05:10 PM Attachment (53 downloads)

Equipment: Celestron Nexstar 8SE (SCT) Pentax 14mm XL. Field sketch was made with pencil. Skies were mag 4.5-5 with high cirrus clouds. Mars was setting in the west. I stared at Mars for more than an hour before I could detect two markings on the west (right) and a subtle darknes on the east (left). Mars is difficult! Later digitized and final drawing completed using Sketchbook Pro

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Re: Mars March 29. 2014 new [Re: Chuck Hastorf]
      #6442707 - 04/02/14 12:01 AM

Chuck,

Very nice Mars sketch from the desert.
I have seen many of your fine Lunar sketches in the BAA Lunar Section Circular.

Frank


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Tamas Bognar
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Re: Mars March 29. 2014 new [Re: frank5817]
      #6442785 - 04/02/14 01:18 AM

Chuck,

I'm glad that we'll see you here!
Very nice sketch of Mars!



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Chuck Hastorf
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Re: Mars March 29. 2014 new [Re: frank5817]
      #6443032 - 04/02/14 07:50 AM

Frank and Tamas

Thanks for the compliments. Yeah, this is my first CN sketch. Glad both of you are associated with this Forum


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Re: Mars March 29. 2014 new [Re: Chuck Hastorf]
      #6443732 - 04/02/14 03:12 PM

Chuck,

Very nice sketch of Mars on Mar. 29th .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Chuck Hastorf
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Re: Mars March 29. 2014 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6443865 - 04/02/14 04:44 PM

Thanks, glad that you enjoyed it. Not much detail I'm afraid. Maybe if the weather cooperates in the next few nights I'll try again.

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Re: Mars March 29. 2014 new [Re: Chuck Hastorf]
      #6443946 - 04/02/14 05:42 PM

Nice sketch and welcome aboard Chuck!

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Chuck Hastorf
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Re: Mars March 29. 2014 new [Re: kraterkid]
      #6446700 - 04/04/14 08:43 AM

Rich, Thanks for the complement on the sketch and the welcome to this forum.

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Re: Mars March 29. 2014 new [Re: Chuck Hastorf]
      #6447695 - 04/04/14 05:32 PM

Chuck,

An excellent observation of Mars. Welcome to Cloudy Nights. Thank you for sharing t with us all.

Regards,
Carlos


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Chuck Hastorf
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Re: Mars March 29. 2014 new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #6448271 - 04/04/14 11:45 PM

Thanks Carlos

I appreciate the kind words and friendly welcome.

Chuck


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Re: Mars March 29. 2014 new [Re: Chuck Hastorf]
      #6453924 - 04/08/14 12:48 AM

Nice sketch. Yes mars is not so close to be easy to sketch with our small materials.
We can just put some subtile colors from place to place, you did it very well.
Michel


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Chuck Hastorf
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Re: Mars March 29. 2014 new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6454335 - 04/08/14 09:25 AM

Hi Michel. Yes Mars is probably a bit too far for my Nexstar 8SE. Looking at photos from others using the Nexstar 8SE fooled me into thinking that I'd get more detail. A big challenge but fun. You have an interesting website! Thanks, Chuck

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