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My First Sketch - Bailly 10-01-2009

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#1 Carl Kolchak

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:25 PM

Hi all,

This is my first lunar sketch. The other night I went out with my Meade 300 80mm f/15 to view the GRS on Jupiter but the seeing was not up to it. I turned the scope on the Moon and began scanning the terminator when I came across Bailly. WOW! What a scene. It was if I were seeing it for the first time. I decided then that I needed to record this magnificent walled plain. Thanks for looking. The three ghost craters are (from bottom to top) Zucchus, Bettinus and finally Wilson.

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#2 JayinUT

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:59 PM

Richard,

Nice capture! I like the 3D feel I get looking and like the placement of your shadows. Well done.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:16 PM

Richard,

Very nice quick sketch of this large limb crater. I am impressed that you did this in only 15 minutes. That is excellent. :waytogo:

Frank :)

#4 Carl Kolchak

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 06:30 PM

Thanks Jay and Frank. It means a lot to hear from you. I have admired both of your works for a long time here on CN.

I wanted to spend more time with it but was interrupted by several neighbors wanting to have a look at whatever I was looking at.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 09:17 PM

Richard,

An excellent observation of Bailly. You have captured the craterlets and shadows very nicely. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 10:13 AM

Great first sketch Richard! :bow: :rainbow: :bow: Is this really the very lunar first sketch you've done? You've done a wonderful job on this huge limb hugger! Welcome to the excitement of astronomical sketching! :waytogo:

#7 Carl Kolchak

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 11:58 AM

Thank you Carlos. Rich this is really my first lunar sketch, I promise! I have done a few DSO sketches but never attempted a lunar sketch. I felt it was too technical to try since I can't draw or sketch. I found a simple to follow lunar sketch how to by Carol Lakomiak here on CN and just followed her 1-6 steps using a 2B 4B and 6B pencil set. So I guess I owe Carol a big Thank You! :)

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:18 PM

Richard - Carol's tutorial is great, it was a big confidence-booster for me.

Your sketch is great! Keep 'em coming.

#9 Carl Kolchak

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 08:19 PM

Thanks Tom I will try as soon as the weather clears here.

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