Sketching at the telescope: Jean Dragesco’s Saturn

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Saturn sketched by Jean Dragesco with a 4.1-inch refractor at 800x from Pic du Midi Observatory, December 22, 1976, at 1h00m UT. David J. Eicher library
Today’s installment from a newly found cache of astronomical drawings (it had resided in a box in my basement for the past 20 years) features a fabulous sketch from a noted French observer and astroimager. Jean Dragesco made this illustration of Saturn from Pic du Midi Observatory in the French Pyrenees.

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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