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SEP 2009 - Jupiter

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The September issue of Astronomy Now features Jupiter and the impact region that appeared in July 2009. The column describes methods that can be used to create a graphite sketch of the planet and its moons.

Subject:Jupiter, Impact Scar, Callisto and Shadow Transit
Issue:September 2009 Astronomy Now
Basic Media:Graphite on artist grade paper.
Suggested Materials:
  • White artist grade stock
    with pre-printed Jupiter template
  • HB and 2H graphite pencils
    (optionally 6B or Ebony pencil for background fill)
  • Artist's chamois
  • Blending Stump
  • Erasing Shield
  • Vinyl Eraser
  • Kneaded Eraser (Putty Rubber)
  • Clipboard and portable light
Sketch of Jupiter, Impact Scar, Callisto, and Shadow Transit

Sketch of Jupiter, Impact Scar, Callisto and Shadow Transit

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Excellent portrayal of the impact Jeremy. Unfortunately I have managed to setup my own observatory and equipment rather late for a similar sketch.

Jupiter surface details fascinate me and I am always keen to grab more detail in my sketches. Can you guide me on how to do sectional sketches?

Charles Galdies

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