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#1 Chopin

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:23 AM

My first official "at the eyepiece" observation came last night...in horrid sky conditions. I was just motivated enough to do it anyway.

Prismacolor warm grey inks, Conté white, 8H pencil for guide lines. Grey paper.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:51 AM

One aspect of lunar observing I find amazing is how people know where they're looking, names of craters, and such. I get lost.

Whats striking about your sketch is the same form of detail I saw last night. The brighter streaks running along the rim wall are beautiful. Striking. And you not only captured it in horrid conditions, but reprenented it very well.

You pulled off a really nice sketch, Jason, as your practice runs suggested you would and despite a moon that won't sit still and behave like a photo. And she did not offer much of a terminator for you to explore, yet you got her to open up to reveal a catch on her limb. :)

In a way, its not unlike Jupiter exposing herself before my own eyes. Yoir sketching technique brings her to life. Well done. Like many other sketchers, your love of the subject is clear.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:32 AM

You did a really fine job with your first "real" lunar sketch! I hope this is number one of many more.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:06 PM

One aspect of lunar observing I find amazing is how people know where they're looking, names of craters, and such. I get lost...


I found THIS map online, downloaded the img to my computer and play "Where's Waldo" until I find a match. :grin:

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:07 PM

Thank you Norme and Jef for the kind words.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:21 PM

Yea, where's Waldo. :) Like, it takes a long time to find him, too.

Ok, good night from Asia.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:52 AM

Yes, this seems to be "it".

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:29 AM

Superb Jason !

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:09 PM

Jason,

Very impressive work, strong sense of depth.

Frank :)

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:52 PM

Jason,

Good sketch of Lohrmann, Hevelius & Cavalerius :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:26 PM

This is a nice piece with very interesting irregularities well defined in the crater walls.

Pete

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:07 AM

Interesting technique. I experimented with a similar one.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:46 PM

Michel, Frank, Tom, Pete, Uwe...thank you all very much for the kind words.






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