The rims of Clavius D and C were beautifully illuminated of the floor of Clavius which was in total blackness. At first quarter Moon there are so many targets to choose from but this was the one that really caught my eye on this magnificent warm evening.
For this sketch I used: white copy paper, No 2 graphite pencils, black ink pen, black Conte' pencil. After scanning, brightness was decreased (-2) and contrast increased (+2) using Microsoft Office Picture Manager.
Telescope: 6 inch f/ 7.2 Dobsonian and 6 mm eyepiece 183x
Dates: 7-27-2012, 05:00-05:45 UT
Temperature: 38° C (100° F)
mostly clear, calm
Seeing: Antoniadi I-II
Lunation: 8 days