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Crater Atlas, May 3rd 2014

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#1 acr_astro

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:08 AM

Hi all,

yesterday evening I had the opportunity to sketch crater Atlas with Atlas E in its North and the rim of crater Hercules appearing in the lunar sunrise.

Telescope: Celestron Nexstar 127/1500 SLT
Eyepiece: Skywatcher Planetary 5mm
Place: Germany, Dusseldorf Region
Date & Time: May 3rd, 2014, 2140-2220 CEST
Technique: White pastels, charcoal on black sketching paper

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:36 AM

Achim,

This is very nice and great 3-D with the shadows and bright reflecting highlights.
Nice one.

Frank :)

#3 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 11:29 PM

I like this sketch. very naturalistic.

#4 CarlosEH

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:27 AM

Achim,

An excellent observation of the lunar crater Atlas. Nice central peaks and surrounding detail recorded. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Regards,
Carlos

#5 acr_astro

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:13 AM

Hello Uwe, Hello Carlos,

thanks for the feedback - nice that you liked it! :D

Achim

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:25 AM

Achim,

Very good sketch of Crater Atlas on May 3rd :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

#7 kraterkid

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:16 PM

Great capture Achim! Atlas is quite a beautiful sight paired up with Hercules. Wonderful highlights and shading on the floor and crater walls. Well done!






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