Moon-scape from Earth's Lava-scape
Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:54 PM
While I set up, Linda sketched the moon in haze -- a memory from Virginia, then went to Plato for the evening. I went to Fontenelle and the backdrop near the terminator. The seeing was mottled with clouds, but we enjoyed the time before the 19 inch HDTV since it was the monitor for the astro video camera that was set up on the C8.
Her two sketches were done quickly and she retired by the time I was barely half way through mine . Mine shows the equipment and position/orientation for both.
While it was a peaceful night, it was hard to ignore the past violence around us as the lava flow surrounds the observing area. All this occurred some time following the area being lifted and the tectonic plates moved after the world wide flood of Noah. At the same time, the moon's creation period was also violent, as exhibited by the magnificent array of craters on the near side of the ruler of the night. So it is a privilege to sketch in peace while observing the landscape and moonscapes -- both radically affected by God.
It was a good evening to give thanks.
Roland (and Linda)
Posted 06 May 2009 - 11:17 AM
These are beautiful lunar drawings. Thank you both for posting.
Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:52 PM
Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:34 PM
Excellent observations of the Moon. Linda's hazy Moon and Plato observations show nice detail. Roland's observation of Fontenelle is excellent. Thank you for sharing them with us all.
Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:40 PM
Amazing sketches, from both of you.
Thank you for sharing.
Posted 06 May 2009 - 07:49 PM
Note: eyepice views are still sharper than astro video views by a little bit, but the screen view permits much more versatility and less wear and tear on my aging body.
Posted 07 May 2009 - 07:55 AM
Wonderful sketches of the moon in a very wonderful place. Thanks for sharing.
Posted 09 May 2009 - 01:09 AM