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mike73
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Reged: 05/01/12

Loc: UK Plymouth
Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov
      #5642388 - 01/25/13 11:33 AM Attachment (33 downloads)

The three named craters in this sketch show along the terminator.
The largest crater at the top is Pythagoras, 130km in diameter with steep 5000m cliffs and a double central mountain (although only one showed at the time of the sketch).
Oenopides is next with steep terraced cliffs, 68km at its widest point and suffers the same crushed walls as Pythagoras from the walled plain Babbage in the centre.
Right at the bottom of the sketch is Markov the smallest crater at 41km in diameter and with 2400m cliffs.

Telescope / 4" f/11 Lyra
EP / 3/6mm Nagler zoom at 6mm x183
Temp / 2˚C
Transparency / average
Antoniadi III
Colongitude 65.6˚
Phase 26.6˚
Lunation 12.99 days


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MG1962
sage


Reged: 08/13/11

Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: mike73]
      #5642542 - 01/25/13 01:02 PM

That is a very nice drawing

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ErixAdministrator
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Reged: 12/25/04

Loc: Texas, USA
Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: MG1962]
      #5642632 - 01/25/13 01:44 PM

Superb!

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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: Erix]
      #5642708 - 01/25/13 02:27 PM

Man I like your sketches. It's so realistic and beautiful.

Congratulation... More more more...

Andre.

Edited by Andrev (01/25/13 05:52 PM)


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: Castelnovo ne' Monti, Italy
Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: Erix]
      #5642711 - 01/25/13 02:29 PM

Simply stunning, Mike! I can't find any words to describe how much I appreciate your work. You're one of a kind.

Cheers,

Peter


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astronz59
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Reged: 09/15/10

Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: mike73]
      #5643680 - 01/26/13 01:20 AM

Mike, this is not only a staggeringly good piece of scientific drawing, it is also a work of art! Simply amazing!

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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: astronz59]
      #5643735 - 01/26/13 02:38 AM

I fully agree with the previous messages, it is a very very good view of our satellite.

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mike73
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Reged: 05/01/12

Loc: UK Plymouth
Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5643787 - 01/26/13 04:15 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

I have to admit that up until recently I considered the moon just to be a pest for my DSO sketching but it really is a fascinating subject to learn about and explore. I'm enjoying every minute of lunar sketching and I'd recommend it to anyone!


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: mike73]
      #5643821 - 01/26/13 05:33 AM

Impressive!

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Chopin
Canis Insanus
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Reged: 02/03/05

Loc: In the doghouse.
Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5643854 - 01/26/13 06:42 AM

Mike, quite extraordinary! And like others have said, this stands alone as a piece of art.

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Special Ed
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Reged: 05/18/03

Loc: Greenbrier Co., WV 38N, 80W
Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: Chopin]
      #5643979 - 01/26/13 08:54 AM Attachment (14 downloads)

Mike,

Terrific drawing! Pythagoras is on my favorites list--one of those big craters on the limb which affords an oblique view.

I believe you have joined Frank McCabe and Erika Rix as a master of the white on black media for lunar sketching.

Keep up the great work.

Forgive me for taking liberties with your drawing. I turned it to display the oblique view I mentioned above. Like it?

Edited by Special Ed (01/26/13 09:10 AM)


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5644206 - 01/26/13 11:13 AM

Mike,

A great looking lunar sketch. I can see how you applied the Conte' pastel, it has a fine look for showing the lunar regolith.

Excellent sketching.

Frank


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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: mike73]
      #5644603 - 01/26/13 03:26 PM

Mike,

Very good sketch of Pythagoras, Oenopides & Markov .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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ericj
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/17/05

Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: mike73]
      #5651419 - 01/29/13 11:51 PM

Very nice sketch Mike.

Best,

Eric


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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Pythagoras, Oenopides and Markov new [Re: ericj]
      #5651441 - 01/30/13 12:17 AM

The central mountain of Pythagors look really great!

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