Jupiter and the crescent Moon

Posted by Jean B
on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

by Jean B.

On the morning of July 23rd, at 4:00 AM local time in Montreal, I decided to have a look at the sky from my backyard. According to Stellarium software a crescent moon and Jupiter would be almost side by side. The last time I turned my scope to Jupiter was in November.

They were there at the rendez-vous, both celestial beauties...

Not willing to get all my photography stuff out and set before dawn, I decided to take some time and sketch the view from 4:00 to close to 5:00. It gave me a very rewarding observation time. Jupiter with its Galilean moons forming a nice figure was magnificent as usual.

The details are on the sketch.

Acid-free Canson paper, HB and 2B pencils and blending stump. Gimp 2 and Photoshop CS3.

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