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#1 CarlosEH

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:18 PM

I made an observation of the large impact crater Petavius (25.3*S, 60.4*E; 110 miles (177 km) diameter) on the lunar terminator (evening or sunset) on February 12, 2009 (06:00 U.T.) using my 9-inch (23-cm) F/13.5 Maksutov-Cassegrain at 359x under average to good seeing conditions (5-7/10). Petavius was mostly in shadow with portions of it's outer rim illuminated by the setting Sun. The central hills of the crater were visible within the shadowed crater. Wrottesley (23.9*S, 56.8*E; ~35 miles (57 lm) diameter) is visible to the West (it's irregular eastern wall and central peak illuminated). The western half of Hase (29.4*S, 62.5*E; ~52 miles (83 km) diameter) is visible south of Petavius. Snellius (29.3*S, 55.7*E; ~52 miles (83 km) diameter) is visible southwest (SW) of Petavius. The elliptical crater northwest (NW) of Petavius is Petavius B (19.9*S, 57.1*E; ~21 miles (33 km) diameter). The complex lunar terrain north of Petavius was interesting.

A digital image produced using Photoshop CS3.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:24 PM

Carlos,

A truly stunning sketch!! :bow: :bow: :bow:

Thank you for sharing. :cool:

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:26 PM

Beautiful. I really enjoy just looking at this one and noting all the details.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:39 PM

Carlos,

Wow! Wow! Sorry I lost it there. Lunar sketches this nice get to me. This is a most impressive sketch and write-up. Your work is exceptional. :bow:

Frank :)

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 11:36 AM

Very dramatic sketch of Petavius at sunset,tons of detail around the crator, a work of art.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:57 PM

Very very amazing sketch!

Beautifull!

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:57 PM

Very very amazing sketch!

Beautifull!

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 01:00 PM

Frank, Jay, and Rony

Thank you all for your wonderful compliments on Petavius sunset observation. The scene was so impressive with all the varied lunar terrain surrounding the crater that it was hard to capture it all. I am happy with the rendering.

Carlos

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:14 PM

Andreas and Tommy,

Thank you for your compliments on my Petavius observation. I appreciate the support from everyone. The best of luck in your own observations.

Carlos

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:22 PM

Nice sketch, Carlos. You are sure right about that terrain to the North. It is hard to render that kind of terrain. Good job. Roland

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:18 AM

Roland,

Thank you for the compliment on my Petavius observation. The terrain to the north was difficult to render. I look forward to yours and Linda's observations.

Carlos






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