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#1 Quinnipiac Monster

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 08:26 PM

Excellent seeing this morning here in Connecticut, with Jupiter stock-still in the eyepiece at 350x. Transparency not so great, but you can't have everything. I made this drawing a few hours later going by memory, so don't read too much into it, but I think it gives a decent idea of how the Giant looked like. Even fine details were stable and easy to remember (color and shape at least, relative position not so much).

 

I also witnessed the comic catastrophe of the sudden disappearance of Ganymede, before figuring out that it may just have entered Jupiter's shadow. Also posted in "Solar System Observing".

 

New Haven CT, 8:50 UT. Newton 10" f/7, 350x.

 

 

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 09:33 PM

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 10:05 PM

Excellent rendering!  That 10", F/7 Newtonian would not happen to be an old Cave would it?

 

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 08:51 AM

Excellent rendering!  That 10", F/7 Newtonian would not happen to be an old Cave would it?

 

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Nope. The mirror was made by Bob Carruthers under Rob Royce's supervision. I got it from him as a present because he knew I would use it smile.gif The rest I made, I am still without tracking but I should get an equatorial platform in a few weeks. 

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 01:47 PM

Hi,

 

Very nice sketch of Jupiter (On June 22) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 08:16 PM

Nice sketch!  Nothing like good seeing, yes?  But your eye and your optics are also very good.



#7 Quinnipiac Monster

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 09:51 PM

Nice sketch!  Nothing like good seeing, yes?  But your eye and your optics are also very good.

So true about seeing. Too bad my eyes are full of junk actually, and observing bright objects is getting harder and harder every year. 



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 10:17 AM

So true about seeing. Too bad my eyes are full of junk actually, and observing bright objects is getting harder and harder every year. 

Same here.  I recently switched my primary observing eye (took a little training) because it has fewer floaters.  tongue2.gif 



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 11:04 AM

Same here.  I recently switched my primary observing eye (took a little training) because it has fewer floaters.  tongue2.gif

It looks like the best therapy is binoviewers. I will get one sooner or later.



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 11:08 AM

Binoviewers don't work for me--something about how I use my eyes.  I may end up going over to the dark side and start doing AP.  shocked.gif 



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Posted 29 June 2020 - 09:10 PM

Binoviewers don't work for me--something about how I use my eyes.  I may end up going over to the dark side and start doing AP.  shocked.gif

Is the dark side stronger? Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 06:08 AM

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:10 AM

Excellent image!bow.gif

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