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#1 Quinnipiac Monster

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 12:38 PM

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 tongue2.gif

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#2 MarMax

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 01:21 PM

Excellent!

 

And that's what I'd call a window of opportunity.



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Posted 14 May 2021 - 02:06 PM

Very nice sketch and report of Jupiter. Exciting to see it in the early morning sky again!

 

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#4 frank5817

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 02:43 PM

Ivano,

 

Yes that is a fine looking sketch of Jupiter.

 

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 03:33 PM

Looks good!  Jupiter isn't throwing us any curves (at least not on this side).  Early morning planet observing and the weather is warming up--what's not to like?  smile.gif



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Posted 15 May 2021 - 10:55 AM

Ivano,

 

Nice sketch of Jupiter 2021 smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom




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