LCROSS impact sketches?
Posted 12 September 2009 - 11:30 PM
Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:03 AM
If it's clear (fog is a killer where I'm at), I'll give it a shot...my skills at imaging are wanting...
Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:11 AM
Even here in the midwest the sky should be dark enough at that time (sun will not be up yet) to give it a look and sketch if it is clear.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 01:04 AM
Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:15 AM
You may want to pre-sketch the local environs before the event. Try to have that completed 15-20 minutes before the event, so you can keep your attention fixed on the impact event. Luckily the terminator moves very slowly through the area due to it's location so close to the south polar region, so you can do this rather leisurely if you start about a hour earlier.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:05 PM
Thanks for the info and reminder. I am not sure where I'll be on a Friday morning at 4:30 AM PDT October 9th. I am now in the middle of job changes and possible travel as I do not currently have a permanent home although I could be building a new one by then. I plan to duplicate what I had under dark skies for over 20 years in the east Portland Columbia River Gorge.
I'm looking forward to this event now that I have strained my eyes to the moons details for the past year. But my home town of Portland Oregon is known for unforeseen predictions of clouds and rain in October.
Any advice, I would be honored to hear from any of you. Should I relocate to California? That is a tough move for a born and raised Portland Oregonian!
My CN Gallery
Posted 15 September 2009 - 07:34 PM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 10:14 PM
Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:53 AM
Posted 17 September 2009 - 03:55 PM
Attention Everyone: Kurt Fisher has put together a wonderful powerpoint slideshow that is a great guide to print and use as a reference manual for the event.