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#1 JimPie

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:55 AM

After several attempts at this I finely did one that I wasn’t completely embarrassed to post.

I was looking for a simple target near the terminator. However, Patavious and its companions Palitzch and Hase to the left of view caught my eye. With the changing light , this was the most detail I could capture. My hat goes off to you guys who do this regularly and quite well.

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#2 mathteacher

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:18 AM

It's a very nice effort. Look forward to seeing more from you.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 06:45 AM

Jim,

That is a *very* nice first-time lunar sketch--Petavius is a complex target. You captured the central peak nicely, too. :waytogo:

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:46 AM

Jim,
Very nice sketch :D :waytogo: Can't wait to see more. :D

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:01 AM

Thank you.
I knew lunar sketching was going to be very difficult. But until you try , You just dont know. I hope to improve my technique a lot.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 04:28 AM

Jim,

An excellent first (and even compared to more experienced observers) observation of Petavius. You have captured the walls and rille of one of my favorite craters very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

A drawing of Petavius from 2007 (July 31): http://www.cloudynig...rt=7&thecat=500

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 07:29 AM

I agree with Carlos. Excellent sketch and I am really looking forward to seeing more.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 07:48 AM

Very nice work. You definitely have a talent.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 05:37 PM

Very nice, keep it up.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:57 PM

I love your sketch,
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#11 JimPie

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 11:17 PM

Thank you everyone. There was still so much more detail that I couldnt capture. I realy appreciate how much detail many of you get -in an all to short opportunity. Speaking of which : Carlos, that is one awesome rendering.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 12:21 AM

Very good for a first sketch! My first attempts were much more clumsy.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:30 PM

Jim,

This is an excellent sketch of crater Petavius and its immediate surroundings. :bow:
Keep up the fine work.
Practice to perfection.
Remember if you are pleased that is what counts.

Frank :)

#14 mike bacanin

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:49 PM

Hi Jim,

That is a fine sketch, i am impressed.

Mike






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