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Uwe Pilz
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      #3080294 - 05/02/09 01:43 AM Attachment (42 downloads)

Yesterday I sketched Hipparchus with my 12 cm f/5 refractor. I tried to find out what this short and easy-to-use instrument is capable of at the moon. I used a magnification of 100x and a green filter to enhance contrast.
The crater stood well near the terminator and showed interesting shadows at its floor.


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Re: Hipparchus new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #3080784 - 05/02/09 10:40 AM


Very nice sketch. I really enjoy the way you use different approaches in your lunar sketching. They all work very well and you always manage to get a 3-D look in your lunar drawings. Thanks for posting.


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Re: Hipparchus new [Re: frank5817]
      #3082476 - 05/03/09 10:13 AM


Your use of contrasts is nicely done. I think you captured some of those "interesting shadows" nicely.



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Re: Hipparchus new [Re: JayinUT]
      #3082654 - 05/03/09 11:54 AM

Very nice lunar sketch, you have a very unique style, thanks for posting.

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Re: Hipparchus new [Re: Tommy5]
      #3082727 - 05/03/09 12:38 PM


An excellent observation of Hipparchus.You have captured the the floor of the crater and shadows very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.



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Re: Hipparchus new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3084550 - 05/04/09 12:00 PM


Great sketch of crater battered Hipparchus. I'd say you proved that 12cm refractor has whar it takes!


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