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#1 mike73

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

The three named craters in this sketch show along the terminator.
The largest crater at the top is Pythagoras, 130km in diameter with steep 5000m cliffs and a double central mountain (although only one showed at the time of the sketch).
Oenopides is next with steep terraced cliffs, 68km at its widest point and suffers the same crushed walls as Pythagoras from the walled plain Babbage in the centre.
Right at the bottom of the sketch is Markov the smallest crater at 41km in diameter and with 2400m cliffs.

Telescope / 4" f/11 Lyra
EP / 3/6mm Nagler zoom at 6mm x183
Temp / 2˚C
Transparency / average
Antoniadi III
Colongitude 65.6˚
Phase 26.6˚
Lunation 12.99 days

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#2 MG1962

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

That is a very nice drawing

#3 Erix

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

Superb!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

Man I like your sketches. It's so realistic and beautiful.

Congratulation... More more more...

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#5 PeterDob

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

Simply stunning, Mike! I can't find any words to describe how much I appreciate your work. You're one of a kind. :D

Cheers,

Peter

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:20 AM

Mike, this is not only a staggeringly good piece of scientific drawing, it is also a work of art! Simply amazing! :refractor::rollgrin: :ubetcha: :waytogo: :bow:

#7 Aquarellia

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:38 AM

I fully agree with the previous messages, it is a very very good view of our satellite.

#8 mike73

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:15 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

I have to admit that up until recently I considered the moon just to be a pest for my DSO sketching but it really is a fascinating subject to learn about and explore. I'm enjoying every minute of lunar sketching and I'd recommend it to anyone! :)

#9 Jef De Wit

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:33 AM

Impressive!

#10 Chopin

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:42 AM

Mike, quite extraordinary! And like others have said, this stands alone as a piece of art.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

Mike,

Terrific drawing! Pythagoras is on my favorites list--one of those big craters on the limb which affords an oblique view.

I believe you have joined Frank McCabe and Erika Rix as a master of the white on black media for lunar sketching. :bow:

Keep up the great work.

Forgive me for taking liberties with your drawing. I turned it to display the oblique view I mentioned above. Like it?

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#12 frank5817

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

Mike,

A great looking lunar sketch. I can see how you applied the Conte' pastel, it has a fine look for showing the lunar regolith.

Excellent sketching.

Frank :)

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

Mike,

Very good sketch of Pythagoras, Oenopides & Markov :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

#14 ericj

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

Very nice sketch Mike.

Best,

Eric

#15 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

The central mountain of Pythagors look really great!






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