The region was considered to be of great interest in the 1960’s which is why three space crafts landed here: Surveyor 3, Apollo 12 and Apollo 14. The region I sketched is south and west of all three.
My attention was captured by sunlight reflecting across all the peaks of the Riphaeus mountains on the terminator and the fine dome number 447 on Charles A. Kapral’s Lunar Dome Chart marked and visible at the upper left of the sketch.
For this sketch I used: black Canson paper (8” x 10”), white and black pastel pencils, assorted erasers, and blending stumps
Telescope: 13.1” f/6 Dobsonian working at 222X (9mm ocular)
Date: 12-23-2012 01:00-02:30 UT Temperature: -5°C (23°F)
Seeing: Antoniadi III
Colongitude 27 °
Lunation 9.68 days
Altitude 60 °