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#1 frank5817

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:35 PM

Southern Mare Nubium holds some interesting features to observe at both sunrise and sunset.
Last night this region was on the sunrise side of the terminator and sky conditions were above average.
This sketch is centered on lava flooded crater Kies (44 km.) and adjacent dome Kies Pi with its little summit pit or impact crater whichever it is. The crater to the northwest of Kies (lower right) is crater Kӧnig (23 km.). The two craters in the 20 kilometer diameter range below Kies are Bullialdus B and A.
The entire region presented a pleasant view at the eyepiece.


Sketching

For this sketch I used: black Strathmore 400 Artagain paper, 7”x 9”, white and black Conte’pastel pencils, white pearl eraser and blending stumps.

Telescope: 10 inch f/5.7 Dobsonian and 6mm eyepiece 241x
Date: 10-14-2013 03:30 - 04:40 UT
Temperature: 10°C (50°F)
Clear, calm
Seeing: Antoniadi II
Co longitude: 23.8°
Lunation: 8.92 days
Illumination: 72.2 %
Phase: 63.7°

Frank McCabe :)

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:37 PM

Crater Albategnius

This sketch is centered on the large walled plain crater Albategnius (135 km.). The well illuminated inner and outer rim margins appeared very rugged in contrast to the smooth floor interrupted by the off center mountain casting a large shadow. A sizable portion of the western wall was destroyed by crater Klein (45 km.). Klein also has a central peak which was overtaken by shadow during this observing session. Also visible in the sketch on the eastern side of Albategnius are craters Ritchey (25 km.), Hind (30 km.) and close by Halley (36 km.)

Sketching:

For this sketch I used: black Strathmore 400 Artagain paper, 8”x 12”, white and black Conte’pastel pencils, flat white paint, pink pearl eraser and blending stumps.

Telescope: 10 inch f/5.7 Dobsonian and 6mm eyepiece 241x
Date: 09-26-2013 00:30 - 02:00 UT
Temperature: 15°C (60°F)
Clear, calm
Seeing: Antoniadi III
Co longitude: 165.3°
Lunation: 20.55 days
Illumination: 60.7 %
Phase: 282.3°

Frank McCabe :)

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#3 Randolph Jay

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:28 PM

Wow...you got the pit on the summit of Kies Pi! Superb!
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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:09 PM

Dear Frank, that is a fine, very realistic sketch. Very appealing! Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:07 AM

Nice work... super realistic and detailed, well done.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:59 AM

I still don't know how you mange such difficult sketches and make them beautiful.

#7 frank5817

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:07 AM

Randolph, Uwe, Louie and Norme,

Thank you all for your nice comments about my most recent sketches. I have had many clear nights over the last 3 weeks but just have not had the oppottunities to sketch as much as I wanted to. I was glad to get these in.

Frank :)

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:20 AM

Whaw, you and Alex have to make a moon atlas !
It's always a good time looking to your sketches, I dream
Thanks for this new one
Michel

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:24 AM

Awesome art work, Frank! I admire your technique and patience.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:20 PM

Frank,

Very good sketches of Crater Kies & Dome Kies and Crater Albategnius :).

CS,KLU

:thanx:,

Tom

#11 frank5817

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:09 PM

Michel, Jean and Tom,

Thank you all for the kind words.
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If Alex did any kind of sketching book I would buy it and a water color book from you, Monsieur
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Clear, star filled nights to you all.

Frank :)

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:10 PM

Beautiful work Frank - and as always. You've definately got your own look here. Enjoyed the summit crater on the dome!

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:51 AM

Beautiful targets and beautiful sketches!

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:46 PM

Excellent sketches , great texture and shading, thanks for sharing.

#15 frank5817

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 07:58 PM

Pete, Jef and Tommy5,

Thank you all for your positive comments on my recent sketches.

Frank :)






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