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#1 Special Ed

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 03:42 PM

Hi,

Here's a sketch I did last Thursday of the King.  I have been using color pencils to do Jupiter sketches in color but I like the effect people get with pastels so I thought I would try that.  I used my Kooh-I-Noor pastel pencils on printer paper.

 

The SEB had a very noticeable rift bisecting it and the NEB was quite dark.  I wasn't being heavy handed with the intensity of that festoon--there have been some seriously blue festoons this apparition.

 

I also did a sketch of the other Gas Giant but I wasn't satisfied enough with the template to include it here.  If someone has a good template of Saturn with a +22 degree ring tilt, I wish they'd post it.  Thanks in advance!  smile.gif

 

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 04:04 PM

With Compliments Michael.........

 

Can be modified if wished.......black surround......number of rings etc.

 

Cheers,

Dave.

 

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 08:23 PM

Thanks, Dave.  smile.gif   I guess I'll have to scrape the rust off of my computer processing skills.  lol.gif

 

Thanks for the likes, everyone.  flowerred.gif 


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 03:49 AM

Very welcome Michael........

 

I've edited in the version I use at the scope for the better views...blacked-in; and minus Ring C in the ansae;

which is usually pastel-stumped in.  The other mainly for Intensities, notes etc.....but as you prefer...

 

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 08:21 AM

Thanks again, Dave--that's what I was looking for.  waytogo.gif 

 

Yes, the first one looks much like the one I use to turn in intensity estimates to ALPO.


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Posted 06 July 2020 - 09:39 AM

Michael,

 

Good sketch of the Gas Giant smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 12:08 AM

Hi,

Here's a sketch I did last Thursday of the King.  I have been using color pencils to do Jupiter sketches in color but I like the effect people get with pastels so I thought I would try that.  I used my Kooh-I-Noor pastel pencils on printer paper.

 

The SEB had a very noticeable rift bisecting it and the NEB was quite dark.  I wasn't being heavy handed with the intensity of that festoon--there have been some seriously blue festoons this apparition.

 

I also did a sketch of the other Gas Giant but I wasn't satisfied enough with the template to include it here.  If someone has a good template of Saturn with a +22 degree ring tilt, I wish they'd post it.  Thanks in advance!  smile.gif

 

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I noticed a lot of these features 2 days ago as well.  Nice sketch! 



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM

Thank you Tom and Tyson.  smile.gif   Always nice to get observations confirmed. And thanks, likers!

 

Tuesday morning I caught this Io transit escorted by the GRS.  You can tell we're nearing opposition when the moon follows its shadow so closely.

 

I wanted to capture ingress and I knew things would be happening fast (and I also planned to observe Saturn, Mars, and C/NEOWISE all in the next 5 hours) so I didn't attempt a color sketch.  I used graphite pencils, a stump, and a white gel pen.  Here's the sketch:

 

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 01:28 PM

Michael,

 

 Nice capture of Io transit escorted by the GRS smile.gif .

 

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 08:01 PM

Thanks, Tom.  smile.gif 



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 10:06 PM

Michael,

 

Very fine detailed work on Jupiter. with Io and the GRS. Nice festoons too.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 01:24 PM

Thanks, Frank.  I just lucked into this view--I knew about the moon transit but not the GRS transit.  And the seeing has been unusually good here the past week.


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