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#1 maroubra_boy

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:04 PM

Hi all,

Not having done a sketch of the Moon for so long, last night I was not about to let a bit of cloud spoil things. Not great conditions with a boiling Moon through the eyepiece. But, I’m grateful for the time at the eyepiece.

As always, unless I have a specific target in mind, I just let my eye wonder along the terminator to see what pricks my interest. And, as there are several repeated alphanumeric apparitions on the Moon, I’ve found a second avian one! Some time ago I spotted an owl formed around the crater Mercator. Last night I found a second Owl, this time around the flooded craters Fra Mauro (the fat body), Parry (the right eye), and Bonpland (the left eye). Cute little fella I think is formed here :) .

As it turns out, Fra Mauro is just to the south of the Apollo 14 landing site - south is to the top of the page, so the Apollo 14 site lies just below where the Owl’s feet would be.

Object: “Little Fat Owl”, craters Fra Mauro, Parry and Bonpland
Scope: C8, 8” SCT
Gear: 5mm Baader Hyperion, 400X
Date: 8th May, 2014
Location: Sydney, Australia
Media: White & grey soft pastel, charcoal and white ink on A5 size black paper
Duration: approx. 2hrs.

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#2 CarlosEH

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:45 PM

Alex,

An excellent observation/rendering of the Frau Mauro region of the Moon. The "Little Fat Owl" is cute. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Regards,
Carlos

#3 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:52 PM

A great sketch!

#4 acr_astro

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:07 AM

Hi Alex,

this is an absolutely great sketch! :bow: Wonderful details and textures of the moon's surface.

Achim

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:23 AM

Alex,
Amazing work.


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#6 Aquarellia

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:26 AM

Superb Alex, your owl is lovely.

#7 frank5817

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:18 AM

Alex,

Your lunar sketches leave nothing more to be desired.
This one is fantastic.
You are a true sketching master.

Frank :)

#8 niteskystargazer

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:05 AM

Alex,

Very good sketch of “Little Fat Owl”, craters Fra Mauro, Parry and Bonpland :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 12:20 PM

Beautiful sketch Alex!

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:33 AM

Alex,

a masterscetch. :bow: :bow: :bow:






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