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#1 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:34 AM

Greetings all,

 

I spent some 5.5 hours drawing Jupiter on the night of 16-17 January so that I could make a half-rotation map, and here it is (attached).  I was hoping to go on longer, but the clouds arrived and put a stop to observations at around 0314UT.  Seeing was around AII-III and there were some lovely details present on the disk.  Towards the end of the observation Io was about to transit, its shadow already on the disk.

 

Best wishes,
-Paul

 

Jupiter_2015_01_16_2136-HalfRotation-vis


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#2 Chuck Hastorf

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 09:18 AM

Cool!  Thanks

 

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#3 frank5817

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:49 AM

Paul,

Very fine.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 12:30 PM

Very nice indeed.



#5 Heidescoper

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 05:39 PM

hi Paul,

 

excellent work !

 

Bye Christian



#6 Jef De Wit

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 04:07 AM

Wow, great job!



#7 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 02:13 PM

Thanks everyone!  It was certainly worth braving 5.5 hours for!



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 02:32 PM

Paul,

 

Very nice Half Rotation Map of Jupiter on the night of Jan. 16th & 17th  :) .

 

CS,KLU,

 

:thanx: ,

 

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 04:45 PM

As always from you, simply amazing.



#10 Herr Mario

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 08:27 PM

....very nice.....I havent done strip sketches in ages...!!!



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:35 PM

Paul,

 

Terrific effort and outstanding outcome.  I honor your stamina.   :bow:   A good reminder of how rapidly Jupiter turns. 

 

More people should try strip sketches--it's a nice way to keep up with the King's rotation.  And you can stop at any time.  :lol:

 

It's Jupiter season!



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 01:49 PM

Paul,

You have some good patience. Very fine work! With my weather I would be froze after about an hour. I always enjoy your strip drawings.

 

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 06:24 PM

That is beautiful.

#14 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:45 PM

Thanks guys!  I don't mind admitting that it can be rather tiring doing a long Jupiter run!



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 06:16 PM

Paul, WOOW!  That is a really nice map showing a lot of Jovian detail.  Thank you very much for posting it.

 

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:18 PM

Paul,

 

An excellent extended disk sketch of Jupiter. This type of recording is a very useful and informative for comparing changes over the atmosphere of Jupiter. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

 

Regards,

Carlos



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:58 PM

Amazing work Paul. A lot of details on 1 extensive drawing. Just Wow!

 

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