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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:21 AM

I must admit: I had never of Mare Humboldtianum before yesterday :o But it was even in my small refractor a beautiful target. I guess I was lucky with liberation.
I couldn't see any detail on the mare (except that it brightens a lot from southeast to northwest). But the two great rims makes it very interesting to observe.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:22 AM

I hope I didn't make a mistake in identifying the rims...

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:21 PM

Lovely Jef !

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

Great capture at just the right moment!
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:30 PM

Jeff- one of my favs from you on one of my fav craters.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:01 AM

Love viewing the limb, Jef. It's often captivating as you're sketch shows. One night examining the limb, I could actually see foot hills falling down in front of higher terrain further away. So cool, like a miniature Smokey Mountains.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:01 PM

Wow! Jef this one is outstanding, the 3D effect is stunning!

Great job!

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:35 PM

Jet,

Very fine sketch of Mare Humboldtianum :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:10 PM

Jef,

You don't usually get such a great view toward the limb beyond crater Endymion, great sketch.

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#10 Jef De Wit

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:10 AM

Thanks all for the nice words. It was indeed a beautiful view and - hapily for me - not so difficult to sketch. Sketching the limb gives you really a "terestial" view: like you are standing on the Moon.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:20 PM

Wow wow wow...

Jef, I can't beleive its a sketch ! Like a 3D computerized image of the moon. Man you have a great talent my friend. Really amazing.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:54 AM

André, thanks! I'm sure with your skills in sketching the sun, you would make some super moonsketches.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:31 AM

The lunar sketches are very difficult, but the show with a stunning amount of detail, even better than a photograph.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:39 AM

Jef.

Yes for sure, but I won't start that task. I would invest too much time making them as real as its gets. No way. The sun is enough for me and much easier.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

but the show with a stunning amount of detail, even better than a photograph

Thanks for the compliment. But sketches (mostly) do not show more details than photography... What I like about sketches is the personal though of every observer. Yes, in that way they are "better" than imaging.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 06:23 AM

Actually I meant that more than a sketch looks like a photograph, the translator sometimes plays with different interpretations, sorry.
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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:14 AM

I agree about the 3-D effect. Your sketch is simply awesome!

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