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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:48 PM

It was quite a time ago that I had the chance to sketch something from the moon. This evening the situation was not very favourable. The moon stood low in the still bright sky. I used my 8 cm Apo at 120 together with a red filter. I know there are more details possible at this fine pairs of craters. But that was what I could get this evening.
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#2 Rutilus

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:54 PM

Very nice.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:18 PM

Hi Uwe,

that's a very nice sketch. I am still waiting my turn to have the moon in the right disposition for a pose

Jean

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:58 AM

Fine sketch!

The moon stood low

That's a pity! In summer deep-sky observing time is limited and I have a lot of time to observe during holiday... Why is the Moon not higher in the sky?

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:32 AM

Uwe,

This is a very fine work. Your sketches of the lunar features are always excellent. When your seeing is not the best your sketches continue to shine through. Impressive!

Frank :)

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:21 AM

As Frank once wrote "less is more sometimes". Uwe, this is one of those occasions. The proportions, shading, and detail are just lovely.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:29 PM

Uwe,

Good sketch of Craters Franklin & Cepheus :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom






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