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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 06:25 AM

Yesterday I sketch Crater Maurolycus. This time I worked on a grater scale (20x20cm). It makes it more easy to put small features on paper. But on the other side, it makes it more difficult to keep on eye on the total sketch. So are the small craters (in crater Maurolycus) drawn to small and not allways on the right possition. The smallest of the craters is only 6 km big! I thinks that's not bad for a small refractor (7cm).

Crater Maurolycus, 23/12/2009, 17.30-18.30 UT, ETX-70 @ x150, scanned and mirrored, eyepiece-sketch

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#2 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 07:28 AM

Dear Jef,

at the fist moment I thought about sketching Maurolycos too. But I have already a sketch from this crater and decided to go slightly southward.
Very detailed and plastic image!

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 10:36 AM

Jef,

Excellent choice of a crater to sketch. It looks great. The shadows give it nice depth. :bow: :cool:
The larger size is always a good idea. You don't need a huge telescope to observe and sketch the craters of the moon. :)

Frank :)

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 04:24 PM

Uwe,

An excellent observation of Maurolycus. This is one of my favorite lunar craters to observe as it presents complex terrain to render. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

A link to an observation of Maurolycus I made in 2007 ( http://www.cloudynig...rt=7&thecat=500 )

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 12:26 PM

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays this fine morning!

Wonderful sketch Jef! I was so hoping to get out tonight but clouds have come in this a.m. Maybe they'll clear by tonight. Thanks for the inspiration.

#6 Jef De Wit

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 01:18 PM

@all: Thanks for the kind words.

@Jay: I hope the weather clears.

@Uwe and Carlos: I looked at your sketches and was impressed! Maybe I will some day return to the crater with my 12" because the crater looks very promissing with lager apperture.

@Uwe: I'm not a specialist in website but maybe your website would be even more easy to navigate if you put the Moonfeatures in alfabetic order?

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:44 PM

Dear Jef,

I put my sketches in chronological order. If you look at the site from time to time you see the freshest first. But I think abpout giving an extra site alphabetical. TThere are quite a lot sketches in this years.

Thank you for the hint.






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