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frank5817
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Loc: Illinois
Crater Fontenelle new
      #5870658 - 05/19/13 02:10 AM Attachment (23 downloads)

Favorable libration for the northern hemisphere of the Moon coupled with crater Fontenelle ( 37 km.) hanging out over the dark side of the terminator, created a fine target of opportunity for a sketch on this evening. The dark smooth region of lunar lava is Mare Frigoris and crater Fontenelle rests on the northern edge. It is a treat to see a crater extending into darkness with only the rim illuminated. It’s almost otherworldly. Wait, it is otherworldly.

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: 05-19-2013, 02:00 - 02:30 UT
Temperature: 19° C (66° F)
Partly cloudy, hazy
Seeing: Antoniadi III
Colongitude: 17.6 °
Lunation: 9 days
Illumination: 58.9 %
Libration in Latitude +07°
Libration in Longitude -07° 21’

Frank McCabe


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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: frank5817]
      #5870717 - 05/19/13 03:37 AM

Fine sketch of Fontenelle!

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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5870899 - 05/19/13 08:52 AM

Frank,

Interesting target. Shows how deep and high the craters really are. Nice work.


Ken


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: frank5817]
      #5871122 - 05/19/13 10:55 AM

Quote:

It’s almost otherworldly. Wait, it is otherworldly.





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ericj
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/17/05

Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: frank5817]
      #5871522 - 05/19/13 01:47 PM

Hi Frank,

Wonderful sketch as always.

What kinds of eyepieces to you like to use when you make your lunar sketches?

Best,

Eric


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂą, Italy
Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: ericj]
      #5871527 - 05/19/13 01:48 PM

Oh yes, another beauty, Frank!

Peter


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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: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: frank5817]
      #5871812 - 05/19/13 03:55 PM

Frank,

Very nice sketch of Crater Fontenelle .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5872114 - 05/19/13 06:19 PM

Beautiful Frank.

Andre.


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Tommy5
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/28/04

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: Andrev]
      #5872422 - 05/19/13 08:41 PM

beautifal sketch, reminds me of crater Alexanders diamond ring that is seen when the mountaintops of the crator shine in the early dawn, great sketch again.

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frank5817
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Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: Tommy5]
      #5872789 - 05/19/13 11:10 PM

Uwe, Ken, Jef, Eric, Peter, Tom, Andre and Tommy5,

Thank you all for your comments.
--
Eric, I like the orthoscopic University Optics in various short focal lengths and also some of the old Meade orthos from the 1970's and 80's. On this occasion I was using a Meade 6mm ortho.

Frank


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maroubra_boy
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Reged: 09/08/09

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: frank5817]
      #5873374 - 05/20/13 10:08 AM

Lovely sketch, Frank.

I certainly agree with the beauty of these "outerwordly" details that can be spied out along the terminator.

Alex.


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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: maroubra_boy]
      #5873735 - 05/20/13 01:11 PM

Nice Frank, once again !

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Rutilus
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/17/10

Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5874184 - 05/20/13 04:29 PM

Frank - Excellent lunar sketch.

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frank5817
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Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5874970 - 05/20/13 11:40 PM

Alex, Michel and Rutilus,

Thank you all for your nice words and best to you in your observing and sketching adventures.

Frank


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Tamas Bognar
sage


Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: Hungary, Zákány
Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: frank5817]
      #5880539 - 05/23/13 03:35 PM

Hi Frank,

Fine sketch !


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JeanB
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Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: Tamas Bognar]
      #5881978 - 05/24/13 10:41 AM

Aaaaah! Frank, looking your lunar sketches is always «music» to the eyes.

Thanks for posting

Jean


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frank5817
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Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: JeanB]
      #5884676 - 05/25/13 09:24 PM

Tamas and Jean,

Thank you both for your kind comments.
I really enjoyed seeing this sunrise at crater Fontenelle.

Frank


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mickmrn1
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Reged: 05/18/08

Loc: Mesa, Arizona
Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: frank5817]
      #5886316 - 05/26/13 10:32 PM

Very nice sketch Frank! Thank you for posting; your sketches are spectacular!

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Asbytec
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Reged: 08/08/07

Loc: La Union, PI
Re: Crater Fontenelle new [Re: mickmrn1]
      #5886327 - 05/26/13 10:38 PM

Ya, Frank. Thats a nice one. Love the detail near bottom.

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frank5817
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Re: Crater Fontenelle [Re: Asbytec]
      #5886346 - 05/26/13 10:59 PM

Michelle and Norme,

Thank you both for you comments on my sketch.
It is a real treat to see these changes along the terminator.

Frank


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