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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa
      #5868635 - 05/18/13 01:51 AM Attachment (11 downloads)

Before sundown clouds departed to expose a 7 day old waxing crescent Moon high in the western sky.
From top (South) to bottom (North) are craters Lade (58 km.), Godin (36 km.) and Agrippa (48 km.). This region was at the terminator and striking to observe on this occasion.
Crater Lade with the missing south wall and the large lava flooded floor dates from a time before any life is known to have existed on earth. Crater Agrippa appears on the Moon sometime between the oldest cyanobacteria microfossils and the appearance of the first multicellular eukaryotic metazoans life forms. Godin is younger still, a Copernican period impact. All three of these craters are in a rugged lunar terrain well west of Mare Tranquillitatis and just south of Rima Ariadaeus showing well in the low morning sunlight.
Sketching:
For this sketch I used: black Canson paper, white and black Conte’
pastel pencils and blending stumps, white Pearl eraser
Telescope: 10 inch f/ 5.7 Dobsonian and 6 mm eyepiece 241x

Date: 05-17-2013, 01:10 - 02:40 UT
Temperature: 16° C (60° F)
Partly cloudy, light breeze
Seeing: Antoniadi III
Colongitude: 353 °
Lunation: 7 days
Illumination: 38.8 %

Frank McCabe


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frank5817
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Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: frank5817]
      #5868636 - 05/18/13 01:51 AM Attachment (7 downloads)

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Heidescoper
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Reged: 11/21/10

Loc: Niedersachsen, Germany
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: frank5817]
      #5868676 - 05/18/13 02:31 AM

hi Frank,

wow, nice sketch, looks very 3-dimensional, but Your field is not big enough to show the near complet system of rilles .

Bye
Christian

Edited by Heidescoper (05/18/13 02:32 AM)


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂą, Italy
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: Heidescoper]
      #5868848 - 05/18/13 06:33 AM

Lovely, Frank. The shadows are truly wonderful and give the whole a very realistic touch. Love it!

Peter


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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5869745 - 05/18/13 05:10 PM

Frank,
Great work. I love the shading and dimension. I especially enjoy the ridge lines. You almost feel like we are landing soon.


Ken


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frank5817
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Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5870223 - 05/18/13 08:58 PM

Christian, Peter and Ken,

Thank you for your comments.
The seeing wasn't the best and most of the interesting rille features were in shadow beyond the terminator. I was interested in catching the craters in deep shadow here. Caught my eye at low power.

Frank


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rolandlinda3
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Reged: 01/24/06

Loc: Crozet VA 22932
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: frank5817]
      #5870379 - 05/18/13 10:10 PM

Very nice, Frank. Nice grab of the Rima A. too.

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #5871112 - 05/19/13 10:48 AM

Fine sketch and report!

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ericj
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Reged: 02/17/05

Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: frank5817]
      #5871544 - 05/19/13 01:54 PM

Another set of great sketches Frank you recorded a lot of fine detail.

Best,

Eric


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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: frank5817]
      #5871789 - 05/19/13 03:43 PM

Frank,

Very good sketch of Craters Lade, Godin & Agrippa .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Andrev
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Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5872118 - 05/19/13 06:19 PM

So nice details Frank.

Andre.


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Tommy5
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/28/04

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: Andrev]
      #5872413 - 05/19/13 08:38 PM

Another great lunar sketch, you are really geting good at depicting those rilles bravo, the summer observing season has begun!

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frank5817
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Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: Tommy5]
      #5872742 - 05/19/13 10:46 PM

Roland, Jef, Eric, Tom, Andre and Tommy5,

Thank you all for your nice words and all the very best to you in your observations and sketches.

Frank


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maroubra_boy
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Reged: 09/08/09

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: frank5817]
      #5873382 - 05/20/13 10:12 AM

Hmmm. Frank, did this sketch hurt to do it? It seems to have so much energy in it. Bold, detailed, uncompromising. It looks like you were dealing with a beast and wrestling it by the horns. A bit out of the ordinary from what I'm accustomed from you, but mate, I love it! Looks like you got a bashing!

Alex.


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frank5817
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Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: maroubra_boy]
      #5873638 - 05/20/13 12:28 PM

Alex,

Thanks, when I finished I said to myself - "Did I over work it?" I think the answer is yes. I should have just sketched the craters in the middle. I found myself racing to finish.

Frank


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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: frank5817]
      #5873732 - 05/20/13 01:10 PM

Another great lunar sketch, and another nice style.

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frank5817
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Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5874967 - 05/20/13 11:37 PM

Michel,

Thank you. I'm glad you like it.

Frank


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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: frank5817]
      #5875010 - 05/21/13 12:01 AM

Very realistic sketch!

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frank5817
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Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5879802 - 05/23/13 09:12 AM

Uwe,

Thank you much, look forward to your next sketches.

Frank


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Tamas Bognar
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Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: Hungary, Zákány
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: frank5817]
      #5880519 - 05/23/13 03:30 PM

Hi Frank,

Excelent sketch !


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JeanB
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Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: Tamas Bognar]
      #5881980 - 05/24/13 10:43 AM

Beautiful and detailed sketch. There's a lot of expert work in it!

Jean


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frank5817
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Re: Craters Lade, Godin and Agrippa new [Re: JeanB]
      #5884678 - 05/25/13 09:26 PM

Jean,

Thank you for your comment.
Best to you in your observing.

Frank


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