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#1 CarlosEH

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 04:06 PM

I made a digital observation (based upon a pencil drawing) of the crater Petavius on April 3, 2014 (00:30 U.T.) using a Celestron 8-inch (20-cm) F/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain at 170x under average (5-6/10 seeing conditions with moments of steady seeing. I noted a wealth of detail over the floor and walls of the crater that were difficult to render. The Moon was 3.2 days old and the colongitude was 305.26º. I hope that you all like it.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:54 PM

Carlos,

A beautiful sketch of a real showpiece lunar crater.
Nice to see it posted here.

Frank :)

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:40 AM

Frank,

Thank you for the compliment on my Petavius observation. This is a fascinating crater to observe and render. I look forward to your excellent observations as well.

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Carlos

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:39 AM

You always catch a lot of detail. This one is no exception.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:23 PM

Excellent sketch of fascinating Petavius and its rimae Carlos. Great job capturing the detail of the complex terraces and central peak.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:56 PM

Fine sketch, Carlos !

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 03:18 PM

Carlos,

Very nice sketch of Petavius on April 3rd :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:37 AM

Jef, Rich,Tamas, and Tom

Thank you all very much for the compliments on my Petavius observation. This is a fascinating crater to observe and render and I never tire of reviewing it at different sun angles. The rimae is very interesting and the wall structure very complex and difficult to render perfectly. The best of luck in your own observations.

A slightly different view of Petavius from July 31, 2007 ( http://www.cloudynig...95&password=... )

Regards,
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Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:27 AM

Carlos

An excellent rendition of Petavius. I find Petavius rather difficult being so close to the edge, You caught it just right!

Chuck

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:43 AM

Chuck,

Thank you for the compliment on my Petavius observation. It is a difficult crater and environs to render but I was fortunate to catch it just right. I look forward to your observations.

Regards,
Carlos

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:12 AM

Hi Carlos,

Very fine sketch as always.

Also it is nice to see you posting to CN again.

Best,

Eric

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:26 PM

Eric,

Thank you for the compliment on my Petavius observation. I am happy to be observing and sharing my observations with friends on CN. I look forward to your future observations as well.

Regards,
Carlos

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:31 PM

Wow. Lots of detail. Like it.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:43 AM

Roland,

Thank you for the compliment on my Petavius observation. The best of luck to you and Linda.

Regards,
Carlos






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