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frank5817
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Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon
      #5678719 - 02/14/13 02:32 AM Attachment (45 downloads)

Mare Crisium is that interesting isolated sea on the northeastern side of the visible lunar surface. Not long before beginning the sketch, it became fully illuminated.
The Nectarian Period impact event that formed this feature occurred more than 3.8 billion years ago. The mare portion of the basin is about 500 kilometers across. In the grazing sunlight on the floor, wrinkled ridges were visible. Also on the western floor craters Picard (24 km.), Peirce (19 km.) and Swift (11km.) stood out in the low light. I could see the lighter gray bench lava that partly buried craters here such as Yerkes (37 km.). Tall flat top mountains (massifs) beyond the shore stand at 2-5 kilometers above the sea. Both promontoria Lavinium and Olivium stood out clearly in very brief moments.

Sketching:

For this sketch I used: 400 series black Strathmore Artagain paper 9″x 9″, white and black Conte’
pastel pencils , and Conte’crayons, a blending stump, plastic eraser.
Telescope: 13.1 inch f/ 6 Dobsonian with 6mm (332x)
Date: 2-13 & 14-2013 23:00 – 00:45 UT
Temperature: 1.7°C (35°F)
Weather: clear, calm
Seeing: not good Antoniadi IV
Co longitude: 310.9°
Lunation: 3.69 days
Illumination: 15.7%

Frank McCabe


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frank5817
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Re: Maria Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: frank5817]
      #5678720 - 02/14/13 02:33 AM Attachment (16 downloads)

with labels

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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Maria Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: frank5817]
      #5678785 - 02/14/13 05:28 AM

Fine work!! I saw it yesterday too and it looked the right moment to sketch it.

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Aquarellia
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Re: Maria Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5678856 - 02/14/13 06:53 AM

Well done Frank, looking at your moon sketches I always feel like an astronaut.
Lovely area !
Michel

Edited by Aquarellia (02/14/13 06:54 AM)


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: frank5817]
      #5679334 - 02/14/13 12:16 PM

Frank,

Very Good sketch of Mare Crisium .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5679563 - 02/14/13 02:02 PM

Frank
Another stunning sketch. This Mare at the edge of the terminator.


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frank5817
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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: JimPie]
      #5680258 - 02/14/13 09:43 PM

Jef, Michel, Tom and Jim,

Thank you all for your kind comments. A fun sketch but I was not comfortable with the rush. Amazing to have a partly clear night in winter.

Best to all of you in your sketching/observing.

Frank


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maroubra_boy
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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: frank5817]
      #5680798 - 02/15/13 07:56 AM

Such masterful control of the media, Frank, despite the 'rush'. How often have we seen a 'rushed' job just excell because it isn't overworked. Lovely stuff.

Alex.


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mike73
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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: maroubra_boy]
      #5683241 - 02/16/13 11:06 AM

Beautiful sketch Frank, as usual inspiring work!

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PeterDob
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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: mike73]
      #5683373 - 02/16/13 12:09 PM

Wow! Very impressive work, Frank!!! Hats off to you! I really admire you charcoal and crayon artists and wish that I had the same talent.

Peter


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frank5817
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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5683652 - 02/16/13 02:36 PM

Alex, Mike and Peter,

Thank you for all the nice words.
--
Alex - You certainly are correct about the over doing it while sketching, I have ruined my share by over working some.
--
Mike, and Peter - Don't think for one minute that you can't do this lunar sketching or any kind of sketching. What helps more than anything is free time to practice.

Frank


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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: frank5817]
      #5683983 - 02/16/13 06:10 PM

Frank,

Let me repeat--Wow! This is one of your best. I like the second sketch with labels, too.

Thanks for encouraging the rest of us to sketch Luna, even if she is kinda scary.


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frank5817
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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5684507 - 02/17/13 12:40 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

Michael,

Thank you for that.
I have seen many, many of your superb sketches and I know you can sketch the moon!

Frank


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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: frank5817]
      #5684735 - 02/17/13 08:11 AM



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chrisrnuttall
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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5684883 - 02/17/13 10:15 AM

Frank
Your work just blows me away every time!


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frank5817
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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: chrisrnuttall]
      #5686047 - 02/17/13 09:51 PM

Chris,

Thank you but that is how I feel about those Jupiter sketches in color you post.

Frank


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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: frank5817]
      #5686052 - 02/17/13 09:55 PM

Frank

Great stuff - you are fearless in the face of detail!!! You consistently put out nice stuff. I enjoyed your Luna message lol.

Pete


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Uwe Pilz
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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5686274 - 02/18/13 12:26 AM

It is not easy to sketc Crisium, because it is so large: The brightness difference is huge! I am glad to see this fine sketch, thank you.

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frank5817
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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5686715 - 02/18/13 10:05 AM

Pete and Uwe,

Thank you both for your kind words.
I was hoping to get the entire basin to the rim but not this time.

Frank


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Re: Mare Crisium Illuminated on the Young Moon new [Re: frank5817]
      #5687903 - 02/18/13 09:55 PM

Quote:


...I was hoping to get the entire basin to the rim but not this time.

Frank




Yes, but the tonal subtleties and differences on the part of the basin floor that you could see are extremely well rendered.


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