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#1 frank5817

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

On the evening of September 16, 2013, I got the best view of the basin ring segment between young crater Zucchius (65 km.) and just the tip of large older crater Schiller (179 km.) The ring arc was more than a day beyond the terminator but perfectly illuminated to show its depth and smoothness.
Craters Weigel (36 km.) and Weigel B (37 km.) initially caught my eye as light was brightly glinting off the rims.
For an excellent image of this region see the LPOD for May 26, 2013
http://lpod.wikispac...om/May 26, 2013

There were many fine crater showing nicely in this region at the time of the observation and sketch.

Sketching:

For this sketch I used: black Canson paper 9″x 10″, white and black Conte’
pastel pencils , and Conte’crayons, a blending stump, Pink and White Pearl erasers. Brightness was not altered but contrast was increased +3 using the scanner for this sketch
Telescope: 10 inch f/ 5.7 Dobsonian with 6mm (241x) eyepiece
Date: 09-17-2013, 02:00 - 03:45 UT
Temperature: 16°C (60°F)
Clear, calm
Seeing: Antoniadi II
Co longitude 53.8°
Lunation 11.42 days
Illumination 91.5%

Frank McCabe :)

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:27 PM

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#3 Tommy5

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:01 PM

Great sketch ,Schiller has always looked to me like a big footprint on the moon , I think it was formed by an asteroid coming in at a low angle ,anyway great sketch again and thanks for posting.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:29 PM

The region of Schiller is always worth sketching.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:26 AM

Tommy and Uwe,

Thank you both for your kind words and comments.

Frank :)

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:43 AM

Makes me wanna go out and sketching the Moon. Already two weeks of cloudy weather here in Belgium :(

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

Frank,

Very good sketch of the area between Zucchius to Schiller :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:20 PM

Great sketch Frank!
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:17 PM

Frank, well done. Especially since you sketched a complex field.

#10 frank5817

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:06 PM

Jef, Tom, Randolph and Norme,

Thank you and best to you all in your time observing and sketching.

Frank :)

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

Nice drawing, Frank. This is a great area--I know it's one you've spent plenty of time observing. :)

BTW, who was Zucchius?

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:17 PM

That's a lovely sketch!

BTW, who was Zucchius?


Well now, you've got me curious. The Moon wiki says it was named after Nicolo Zucchi, a Jesuit who met Kepler and designed one of the first reflecting telescopes.

#13 frank5817

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:29 AM

Hello Michael and Hugh,

Thank you both for your nice words .

Michael - I believe Hugh has answered your question. Niccolo Zucchi never left any drawings of his reflecting telescope that I know of. His life span did overlap that of Isaac Newton. Zucchi last 30 years overlapped Newton's first 30.

Frank :)

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:11 PM

Frank,

Incredible! Can't touch this (won't even try)! :D

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#15 frank5817

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

Mark,

Thank you.
You certainly could sketch the Moon.

Frank :)

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:14 PM

Beautifully rendered. A nice command of values and perspective . The notated version is appreciated. You make strong drawings Frank.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:38 PM

Pete,

Thank you much for those words.
Clearest skies to you.

Frank :)






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