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#1 Randolph Jay

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:49 PM

I have been wanting to do a sketch of these three and have never gotten a cooperative sky. This was just done this evening 9:00 - 9:00 pm EDT. Had to push it a bit as the moon is quite low in the summer sky and was sinking behind trees...

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:16 AM

very good! it's not easy to sketch the craters

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:27 AM

Well done ! Yesterday I show this well placed trio to a group of visitors.
Thank you to share !

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:22 AM

Randolph,

A beautiful sketch - suitable for framing.

Frank :)

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:34 AM

Randolph,

Very good sketch of Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus & Arzachel :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:07 AM

Thank you!
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:51 PM

Randolph, this is a real beauty, worthy of being framed. The detail is so subtly done and I also like the slight reddish hue you added. Brilliant!

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:12 PM

Thank you Peter...I am going to frame it. Years ago I did astrophotography, but I find sketching to be so much more rewarding. When you sketch, you really take the time to savor ( and see! ) every detail that your eye can give. And with lunar sketching, you can use more light! Do you ( or anyone else ) have any suggestions for how to use red light while deep sky sketching? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping for a second clear night...
And that is not usually the case here in the northeast U.S.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:38 AM

I totally agree with you regarding photography vs sketching. But whereas the red torch is concerned, I'm afraid that I haven't got any real solution for you. Some suggest to observe with one eye and draw with the other. But I doubt whether that's very practical. Personally I just wait until my full night vision returns and it is indeed very frustrating... :(

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 04:35 AM

Holy cow that is just awesome Randolph! The detail is just stunning!

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

Fine sketch!

suggestions for how to use red light while deep sky sketching

Use just enough red light you can see the stars you sketch. It is a difficult ballance...

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:18 PM

Thank you Peter and Jef for the input re sketching with red light. Hopefully that will become more comfortable with time and practice.
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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:07 PM

Randolph,
Beautiful lunar sketch.I really like your technique.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:10 AM

Thanks to all for such positive feedback.
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Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:34 AM

Randolph,

Very fine drawing of this trio of craters--I like the texture.


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