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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:51 AM

Here my latest moonsketch, again an interesting Lunar 100-object (number 68). Most scientist think Flamsteed P is an old flooded crater, but some explain his origin by volcanic activity. It has also a historic value as the landing site of Surveyor 1. It was the first American (soft) landing on another celestial body, some months after the Russian Loena 9. I was a little too early because the ringstructure wasn't visible entirely. Hope you like it anyway.

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:51 AM

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:13 AM

Jef,

That is an ancient large crater, beautifully captured.
The bright highlights on the crater rims give a realistic look to match the eyepiece view at sunrise.
:waytogo:

Frank :)

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:06 PM

Jef,

Very good sketch of Flamsteed P Landing Site :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

Frank & Tom: thanks for the nice words.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:21 PM

Nice work Jef,
I like the shading! Great capture


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:07 PM

Dear Jef, a fine sketch. Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:39 AM

Jef,

Another fine sketch - excellent details on the Surveyor!!! Kiddings aside,, in lunar drawings Ive always appreciated the more spartan judiciously placed features in a drawing and the attention to light and shadow this affords. Great work. Was this anoyhrrv public sketch?

Thanks.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:03 AM

Very nice work, Jef, and very interesting as well. You do know how to make the moon look gloomy and barren. I like it! :D

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:32 PM

Great work of an interesting area !

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:11 AM

Thanks guys!

Was this anoyhrrv public sketch?

Pete, I don't understand what you mean...

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:31 PM

Jef - Nice lunar sketch.

#13 Jef De Wit

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:40 AM

Rutilis, thanks!

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:54 AM

Jef,

Another great lunar sketch :jump:.

Best,

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:20 AM

hi Jef,

You caught an interesting area and made
a very nice sketch :jump:!

Bye Christian

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:01 AM

Eric & Christian: thanks a lot!

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

Jef, this is a lovely gem of a work. It has such a gentle feel to it. It is detailed, but not overworked. This is a superb job you've created.

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