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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 12:43 AM

Yesterday I sketched Hipparchus with my 12 cm f/5 refractor. I tried to find out what this short and easy-to-use instrument is capable of at the moon. I used a magnification of 100x and a green filter to enhance contrast.
The crater stood well near the terminator and showed interesting shadows at its floor.

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:40 AM

Uwe,

Very nice sketch. :bow: I really enjoy the way you use different approaches in your lunar sketching. They all work very well and you always manage to get a 3-D look in your lunar drawings. Thanks for posting. :cool:

Frank :)

#3 JayinUT

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:13 AM

Uwe,

Your use of contrasts is nicely done. I think you captured some of those "interesting shadows" nicely.

#4 Tommy5

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 10:54 AM

Very nice lunar sketch, you have a very unique style, thanks for posting.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:38 AM

Uwe,

An excellent observation of Hipparchus.You have captured the the floor of the crater and shadows very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:00 AM

Uwe,

Great sketch of crater battered Hipparchus. I'd say you proved that 12cm refractor has whar it takes!






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