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dweller25
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Mars and Jupiter new
      #6463855 - 04/13/14 12:21 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

Just had a very nice holiday in Devon with my 8" Dob - oh and the wife too !!

I was able to observing for five consecutive nights, four of which had excellent seeing.

First up is Jupiter on the 7th April, Europa had just crossed the face of Jupiter and it's shadow was transiting, there was quite a large rift in the Northern Equatorial belt. Drawn at 20:50UT, x200, seeing AII


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dweller25
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: dweller25]
      #6463857 - 04/13/14 12:21 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

A little later Mars was high enough to get very good detail, the North Polar cap was VERY small as it's now the Martian summer, close by was Mare Acidalium and in the southern hemisphere Mare Erythraeum was easily seen along with the tiny wedge of Sinus Meridiani. Drawn at 2200UT, x200, seeing AII

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dweller25
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: dweller25]
      #6463860 - 04/13/14 12:22 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

A couple of days later I caught the Great Red Spot in transit, with lots of detail in the Southern Equatorial belt - particularly in the following wake. Drawn at 19:10UT, x200, seeing AII

I was very surprised to see so much detail as from where I live (300miles North of Devon) the views of Jupiter had significantly deteriorated recently - location, location, location.


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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: dweller25]
      #6463962 - 04/13/14 01:19 PM

Fine sketches! Always nice to combine holiday and observing.

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frank5817
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6463977 - 04/13/14 01:28 PM

David,

These are all excellent sketches of the planets.
Thanks for posting them for us to share in them.

Frank


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Scanning4Comets
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: frank5817]
      #6464346 - 04/13/14 05:28 PM

Looks great !!!

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CarlosEH
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #6464560 - 04/13/14 08:04 PM

David,

Excellent observations of Mars and Jupiter on your holiday to Devon. You recorded Mare Erythraeum and Mare Acidalium very nicely along with a small North Polar Cap (NPC). Interesting detail recorded over Jupiter. Nice Europa transit (and shadow), NEB rift, and Great Red Spot (GRS) detail. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Regards,
Carlos


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Uwe Pilz
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #6464943 - 04/14/14 12:30 AM

Very good planetary sketches, thank you.

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Kris.
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6465094 - 04/14/14 05:16 AM

very nice sketches with a lot of detail on Jupiter!

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kenrenard
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Reged: 12/13/12

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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: Kris.]
      #6465158 - 04/14/14 07:25 AM

David,
Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.


Ken


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kraterkid
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: kenrenard]
      #6465480 - 04/14/14 11:22 AM

Excellent sketches David!

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dweller25
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: kraterkid]
      #6465594 - 04/14/14 12:14 PM

Thank you all for the kind feedback

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azure1961p
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: dweller25]
      #6465685 - 04/14/14 01:04 PM

David,

That's a nice group of renderings. Your blending from one to another is very consistent and makes comparisons all the easier and interesting. Nice smooth work. Mars with its major Maria peering through like that is well captured as are the wake/voids following the GRS. This is really a nice set.
The spot in the north polar region of the first drawing is interesting, recalls a cometary impact scar.

Pete

Edited by azure1961p (04/14/14 01:05 PM)


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: dweller25]
      #6466247 - 04/14/14 06:32 PM

David,

Very nice sketches of Jupiter & Mars .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Corky
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: dweller25]
      #6469146 - 04/16/14 07:36 AM

Fantastic work!
You have an excellent observing eye and excellent collimation skills.


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dweller25
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Reged: 08/30/07

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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: Corky]
      #6469729 - 04/16/14 01:09 PM

Pete, Tom, Corky - thank you all for your kind comments

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Tommy5
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Reged: 03/28/04

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: dweller25]
      #6470476 - 04/16/14 09:05 PM

Very nice sketches of Jupiter and Mars, thanks for sharing.

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Tamas Bognar
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Re: Mars and Jupiter new [Re: Tommy5]
      #6470788 - 04/17/14 01:11 AM

David,very nice sketches !

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dweller25
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Re: Mars and Jupiter [Re: Tamas Bognar]
      #6471626 - 04/17/14 01:14 PM

Tommy, Tamas - thank you

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