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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus)
      #5703565 - 02/27/13 01:54 PM Attachment (27 downloads)

It was a beautiful night to observe: a transparant sky with good seeing and a Moon high in the sky. I had no difficulties to see in my little refractor (parts of) 3 rimae! With a slight different lightning (and a bigger scope) there should be more of those scratches visible.

Edited by Jef De Wit (02/28/13 06:49 AM)


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5703567 - 02/27/13 01:56 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

And a labeled version (like Frank allways does ).

Edited by Jef De Wit (02/27/13 02:34 PM)


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: Carù, Italy
Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5703701 - 02/27/13 03:28 PM

Oh... Wonderful, Jef! I like your contrast-rich style.

Peter


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frank5817
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Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5704164 - 02/27/13 08:02 PM

Jef,

It looks great. Nice sketching work.
It seems you are using more gray shades than you have in the past. Is that a fair assessment?
A 3" refractor is plenty of scope for sketching the Moon.

Frank


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Andrev
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Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: frank5817]
      #5704175 - 02/27/13 08:09 PM

Jef

Lot of patience to do that. Congrats.

Andre


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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: Andrev]
      #5704578 - 02/28/13 12:22 AM

What a great skecth! A real masterpiece, thank you.

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JimPie
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Reged: 11/10/07

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Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5704926 - 02/28/13 09:04 AM

Well done Jef.

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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5705523 - 02/28/13 03:05 PM

Jef,

Very good sketch of Rimae Hippalus .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: frank5817]
      #5708173 - 03/02/13 04:04 AM

Thanks all for the nice comments! I think this sketch must be one of my best lunar work.

Quote:

It seems you are using more gray shades than you have in the past.



I started sketching the Moon with a white pencil (a little bit harder than a pastel pencil) but found it difficult to create the right gray scale. Now I work with different pastel pencils and it makes for me the Moon much more easy to sketch: Conté pastel 1355 n° 13 (white), n° 20 (light gray), n°33 (gray) and n°42 (dark gray). For black I use no pastel but a Conté Pierre Noire 1710 HB.


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frank5817
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Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5708498 - 03/02/13 10:32 AM

Jef,

Excellent and it is one of your best.

Frank


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JeanB
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Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: frank5817]
      #5712575 - 03/04/13 01:47 PM

Very nice Jef!

Jean


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Chopin
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Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: JeanB]
      #5713299 - 03/04/13 08:26 PM

Jef, the rilles are awesome! Very good work on the subtle shading, here.

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: Chopin]
      #5714151 - 03/05/13 10:38 AM

Frank, Jean & Jason: thanks!

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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5715648 - 03/05/13 11:57 PM

I agree with the others. And artisticly speaking, you have a style.

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Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5717439 - 03/06/13 10:37 PM

Jef,

Nice clean refined work once again. You DO have a very successful style Jef - it conveys the experience rewardingly for other moon observers.

Pete


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5719816 - 03/08/13 03:04 AM

Michel & Pete, thanks!

Quote:

it conveys the experience rewardingly for other moon observers



I'm no artist at all and never practice at home... So the most important reason for my progress in moonsketching is: material! I can warmly advise the use of different white/gray pastels instead of only one white pastel pencil.


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ericj
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Reged: 02/17/05

Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5727839 - 03/12/13 10:42 AM

Hi Jef,

Very nice sketch as always. You recoded a lot of fine detail.

Best,

Eric Jamison


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: ericj]
      #5730114 - 03/13/13 11:17 AM

Eric,

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idp
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Reged: 08/21/09

Loc: New Haven, CT
Re: Some scratches on the Moon (Rimae Hippalus) new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5730638 - 03/13/13 04:21 PM

Beautiful. I love your technique.

Ivano


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