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Craters Hercues & Atlas, May 5th, 20h UT

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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:10 PM

I used my loved 8 cm refractor for that task. Magnification was 120x. The image is mirror reversed.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:17 PM

Hello Uwe,

again a great pencil sketch! :applause: Additionally it's interesting to see the sun rising over this great pair of craters when comparing with my Atlas sketch of Saturday evening. :D

Achim

P.S. I corrected a typo in the Subject line ;)

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:43 PM

The side by side really makes for a fine piece to study. Well done Uwe. Extra good you got the 80mm out!

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:33 PM

Uwe,

These are wonderful. I really like these two sketches.
I would say these are your very best lunar sketches thus far.
Excellent post.

Frank :)

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:35 PM

Thank you for your comments.

> your very best lunar sketches thus far.

Dear Frank,

that is astounding because it was a "fast sketch". I was tired and would go to bed, but the moon looked the nice. The instrument was outside and cooled down so I decided to make at least a small sketch. I started with Hercules which is not too large, then added Atlas and come eventually to the outline of ghost crater Atlas E, which actual deserves more devotion. But I was tired too much.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:14 AM

Uwe,

Very good sketch of Craters Hercues & Atlas on May 5th :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:33 PM

Uwe,

As you know sometimes everything goes well and quick and very easy. It is nice when it happens.

Frank :)

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:49 PM

Superb sketch Uwe! Hercules and Atlas are rendered with great attention to their relative sizes and positions. Beautiful detail in the shadows and the floor craters. I like the way you handled that somber lava filled floor of Atlas. Wonderful sketch!






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