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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:57 PM

Three Lunar 100-sketches from a week ago. Hope you like them.

Crater Fracastorius looked in the EP dome-shaped, but in fact it is flat. Higher in the south and lower in the north, were his rim is buried by lava from Mare Nectaris.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:01 PM

Arago Alpha & Beta are two volcanic domes. Not very spectacular in my 8 cm scope. The many wrinkle ridges are subtil but beautiful to see. Some ridges are the rim of phantom crater Lamont.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:04 PM

Due to clouds and bad seeing the sketch of the fine Rima Hygenis is a rough draught. Crater Hygenis has no rim, it is a real "black hole" in the lunar surface.

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#4 Rutilus

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:16 PM

Nice Lunar sketches.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:12 PM

Jef,

These three sketches are all very impressive. I especially like the Arago domes. I find these a little tricky to sketch as well as you have captured them.
You are doing great to finish such top notch sketches in one hour.
Impressive work.

Frank :)

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:40 PM

Dear Jef,

these are real gret sketches. I love Fracastorius most. Very intensive impression of light.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:40 AM

Jef,

Very good sketches of Fracastorius, Arago Alpha & Beta, & Rima Hygenis :)

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#8 Jef De Wit

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:22 PM

Thanks all for the kind words!

I love Fracastorius most. Very intensive impression of light.

I enhanced the contrast a little bit with software.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:30 AM

Jef,

you are an artist! These sketches are beautiful!

Jean

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:25 AM

Jef,

I am very impressed at how much your lunar sketches have improved over time. You are rendering the delicate lunar shadings and shadows very nicely. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:26 PM

Jean and Carlos: thanks a lot!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:00 AM

Jef, these are great and skilful sketches, not, I'm sure, going un-noticed in the avalanche of transit submissions. I am having a great time admiring them and your drawings really stood out as well! :refractor::goodjob:

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:37 PM

nicely done. great sketch

#14 Jef De Wit

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:07 AM

:thanx:

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:09 PM

Jeff,

Those are truly nice sketches. Enjoyed them all. Clean and well executed.

Pete

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:21 AM

Pete, I'm glad you like them!

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:03 AM

Jef,

Really well done drawings--very 3 dimensional. :) I hope you revisit the Rima without interuption.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:47 AM

Holy Smokes! These are great! I honestly think these are of a quality that could go into making a Lunar Atlas...they are really good and detailed...John

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:09 AM

Michael & John: thanks!

@ John: Making a Lunar Atlas? I don't think that R√ľkl has to worry :smirk:






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