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Crater Langrenius, three days after new moon

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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:58 PM

This evening I could observe the moon again. Three days after new monn Langrenoius stood well illuminated. I had not much time between end of twilight to the moon set. The last details I added whil the moon was lower than 10 degrees.
I used my 6 inch Mak at 120x.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:54 PM

That's a really clean crisp sketch with excellent height created there.
Is it pencil? water color pencil? or charcoal?

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:45 PM


Beautifully done. I know that race to get a sketch done as the moon is trying to set. You did a fantastic job and picked a great target.
Superb post.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:52 PM


An excellent observation of the crater Langrenius. You have recorded the central peak and shadows very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:59 PM

Again, another sweet sketch done with style.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 01:32 AM

Dear Deirdre, Frank, Carlo & Norme, thank you for your comments.

Dee: I always sketch with pencils. I use serveral degrees: Quite hard for the outlines and higlights, normal for the general floor and dark details and very soft for the deep shadows. Beside this I use a rubber pencil to add small highlights in the floor.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 12:25 PM


Very nice sketch. Giant Crater Langrenus (79mi./132km) is a real eye grabber on the crescent Moon. No doubt it caught your eye and said, "Sketch me!" :cool:

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