Jupiter on September 4th, 2009
Sketch and Details by Bill Prueter
This is Jupiter. I drew this 9-04-09. My location is Chesterland, Ohio. Because I use a binoviewer in a refractor, North and South are oriented correctly but East is switched with West. I am not sure that it will be visible after sending but there was a smudge in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter. The shadow is that of Io. The orb of Io itself is near the middle of the middle band. It too may not transmit well. Other notes are visible on the drawing.
I have always used pencil. Seems to work well for me. I enjoy so much sitting in a relaxed setting, forearms on thighs, just gazing.I made, a few years ago, an astronomy chair. This has made life outside so pleasant. I also made a chest and stand for eyepieces, etc. All this keeps confusion to a minimum. (My website has more information about my set up.) I have a 127mm refractor with Altazimuth mount. I switched a couple years back to a Binoviewer. I have no regrets. I have no regrets about the altazimuth either. I enjoy sensing the movements of the earth.
I thank ASOD for this opportunity. I have been drawing for three years now and just learned of this site. It sounds wonderful.
vita vigilia est. Pliny the Elder