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by RMSteele
Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 25th June
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: The SUN - 25th June

Hello Cliff, hope you are well. Nice to see a solar image. Have you just acquired the video camera? Bob
by RMSteele
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Sun - 17th June
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: The Sun - 17th June

Cliff, thanks for posting this interesting sketch. The Sun certainly seems to be stirring the spotty pot now. Kind Regards to you, Bob
by RMSteele
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 14th June
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: The SUN - 14th June

Exciting activity here that you've captured Cliff, I look forward to your sketches. Bob
by RMSteele
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Three Sunspots 10th June
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Three Sunspots 10th June

Great to see a sketch Cliff, I am still not observing but hope to resume in autumn. In the meantime I look forward to seeing your work. Best wishes Bob
by RMSteele
Mon Jun 06, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 2012 Venus Transit
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: 2012 Venus Transit

Nice memories and photos here. I took some not-very-good pics of of the 2004 transit while I was in France using a lash up projection screen on a small telescope, while very much under the influence of pastis. I'll see if I can find one. Bob
by RMSteele
Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Atmospheric Optics - Rainbow
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Atmospheric Optics - Rainbow

Rainbows are eternally fascinating and significant. They have played a part in the development of cultural (and scientific) ideas throughout time.
by RMSteele
Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Venus - old sketches part 1
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Venus - old sketches part 1

Hi Jeff, thanks for your comments. The template is just a 50mm circle on a stencilled field notebook sheet. The first task in drawing is to sketch in the elliptical shape of the terminator. The numbers on the sketches refer to the baa Venus intensity scale (0= extremely bright, eg white spots, 1= br...
by RMSteele
Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Venus - old sketches part 3
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Venus - old sketches part 3

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by RMSteele
Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Venus - old sketches part 2
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Views: 67

Venus - old sketches part 2

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by RMSteele
Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Venus - old sketches part 1
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Venus - old sketches part 1

Here's a series of Venus drawings from the evening elongation of 2001, done in reasonable conditions with my old 4 inch refractor, Bob
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by RMSteele
Wed May 18, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: JUPITER in Daylight MAY9th
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: JUPITER in Daylight MAY9th

Yeah, who says there's no such spectrum colour as indigo! Bob
by RMSteele
Sun May 15, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: From my archive conjunction.
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: From my archive conjunction.

Beautiful shot Mike, came across a couple of drawings of a Mercury-Venus conjunction in 10x50s in my notes the other day. I'll see if I can post it. You might also have a sketch of it, hopefully. Regards, Bob
by RMSteele
Thu May 12, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Old Saturn sketch
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Old Saturn sketch

Hello and thanks. Its pencil and chalk. The colours are emphasised because its impossible to render them accurately - so delicate really. I didnt see Encke's division, but the outer part of Ring A was white, while inwards it was a bluish tone, and that faint contrast might give a false impression of...
by RMSteele
Thu May 12, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Old Saturn sketch
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Old Saturn sketch

Digging back through my observing log, here's a sketch of Saturn done on New Years Day 2002 with my old 4 inch achromatic. The Crepe Ring is much exaggerated and seen only in glimpses with averted vision. Bob
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by RMSteele
Sun May 01, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: VENUS and Jupiter in daylight
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: VENUS and Jupiter in daylight

Thanks for posting your sketch Mike, it shows me what I’m missing at the moment. My wife mentioned the conjunction a couple of nights back but clouds, domestic upheaval due to kitchen refurb and grandkids sleepover have stopped all viewing. Bob