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Sketching: For this sketch I used: black Strathmore 400 Artagain paper, 8”x 11”, and a white Conte’pastel pencil. I added the moons to the black paper using the white pastel pencil. The sketch of Jupiter was done on white sketching paper using HB, 2B and 4B graphite pencils an eraser shield, and a blending stump. I carefully cut the sketch of Jupiter from the white paper and using a small piece of double sided carpet tape added it to the black paper. Brightness was slightly decreased (-4) and contrast increased (+3) after scanning using Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Telescope: 10 inch f/5.7 Dobsonian and 6mm eyepiece 241x Date: 6-23-2008 4:25 – 4:55 UT Temperature: 15°C (59°F) clear, calm Seeing: Pickering 7.0 Frank McCabe

    Very nice image, Frank. I can almost see color on the disk, but I know that's just my pesky brain automatically filling it in for me. Might also be due to the pinkish page framing the picture. Kinda cool. :-)
    Janis, Thank you for the compliment on my sketch. Now is the time to observe Jupiter for 2008. :) Frank
    that is very good! well done Frank!
    John, Thank you for the nice words. Frank

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