Sketching at the telescope: Tom Sarna’s Saturn

Posted by David Eicher
on Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Saturn sketched by Tom Sarna of Downers Grove, Illinois, with a 10-inch f/4.5 reflector at 143x, August 6, 1988. David J. Eicher library
Today’s installment from my cache of astronomical drawings is a sketch of Saturn made by Tom Sarna of Downers Grove, Illinois. What nice technique with pencil to capture the look of the ringed planet!

To learn more about astronomical sketching, Astronomy magazine subscribers can access my video "Sketching from the telescope" and read Glenn Chaple's Observing Basics column "Sketching 101."

See the rest of the Sketching at the telescope series.





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