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Crater Hipparchus and the history of moonsketching

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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:00 PM

Hipparchus is number 28 in the Lunar 100. This list of interesting moonobjects (rather than beautiful) was made by Charles Wood. Hipparchus is "subject of first drawing of a single crater". Wood is refering to a sketch from 1664 of Robert Hooke (made with a 30 ft focal length telescope!). In the first years of moonsketching most drawing were of the entire moon. But I guess Wood is refering rather to a "first drawing of a RECOGNIZABLE crater". Galileo Galilei made already in 1609 a sketch of a single crater. But it is impossible to say which feature it is.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:25 PM

And a labeled version.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:07 PM

Jef,

This is very fine sketching by you and the sketch by Robert Hooke those many years ago nice as well.
This is also a nice side by side of two different media approaches to sketching.
Fine post Jef :)

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:04 PM

Jef,

Nice sketch of Crater Hipparchus :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:25 PM

Whaw, nice time comparison, and a lovely sketch.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:45 PM

Nice work Jef,

I learned something new.


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 11:33 PM

Very fine skecth and interesting story.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:35 AM

Thanks guys!
Interesting: Hooke sketched a crater south of Halley where there's no crater at all.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:12 PM

Wow! never knew Hooke sketched craters... Just been reading about him And Halley! Oh and a fine new sketch too Jef :lol: :lol:

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:43 AM

Oh, how wonderful, Jef! Seems that the moon hasn't changed much over the past 350 years. :roflmao: Superb drawing, by the way and very interesting too.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:32 AM

Chris & Peter: thanks!


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