The weather is finally improving even in New England, and by sheer luck Jupiter and Saturn rise in a narrow stretch of blue sky squeezed between the neighbor's trees between 125 and 150 degrees of azimuth.
I have been observing Jupiter for a couple of weeks already, but seeing has always been so bad that I have not even bothered sketching. It was a tad better yesterday (not this morning) so I made my first Jupiter sketch of the season. Just practicing for the moment, and trying to get the colors approximately right. Usually I first sketch with pencil/stump then add a layer of color, this time I did the opposite: color first, then I retouched the result with a "dirty" blending stump. I do not dislike the result.
Just a couple of protuberances and festoons in NEBn, remarkable for the absence of the usual blue tones. Atmospheric extinction maybe, but a sort of diagonal knot on the p side of NEB did look dark blue. In the sketch the bands are leaning like the tower of Pisa, I forgot I should mark their latitude on both sides of the disk
Edited by Quinnipiac Monster, 14 May 2021 - 01:10 PM.