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frank5817
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Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new
      #5993482 - 07/27/13 07:14 PM Attachment (27 downloads)

This evening presented the rare, clear sky that we always look forward to enjoying. Early on some deep sky treasures presented themselves at the eyepiece but before long the Moon was up and deep sky targets became washed out. Now my attention and telescope turned toward old luna with the Moon just past full by 2.5 days. My eye ran along the terminator and the famous “four in a row” which rest upon the 61° E longitude line. All four were standing at the edge. I skipped over craters Furnerius and Petavius this time and went north to Vendelinus (147 km.) and Langrenus (133 km.) as they were the easier two sketching targets. As I sketched the younger crater Langrenus, all that was visible from the floor were the tips of the two tallest central peaks pushing up to catch the last of the sunlight. North and west of Langrenus on the eastern edge of Mare Fecunditatis, the trio of Atwood (30 km.), Naonobu (35 km.) and Bilharz (43 km.) were easily seen and parts of the ray system extending from Langrenus was detectable even at this time of low illumination. To the south and straddled by Lohse (41 km.) and Holden (48 km.), Vendelinus was showing its best look for an old shattered crater. Parts of the shallow floor were illuminated by grazing light and presenting a fine view.

Sketching:

For this sketch I used: black Strathmore 400 Artagain paper, 8”x 10”, white and black Conte’pastel pencils, white pearl eraser and blending stumps.

Telescope: 10 inch f/5.7 Dobsonian and 6mm eyepiece 241x
Date: 07-25-2013 04:15-06:00 UT
Temperature: 20°C (68°F)
Clear, calm
Seeing: Antoniadi III
Co longitude: 115.0°
Lunation: 16.7 days
Illumination: 93.0 %
Phase: 329.4°

Frank McCabe


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kenrenard
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Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: frank5817]
      #5993579 - 07/27/13 08:19 PM

Frank,
You have outdone yourself. So very beautiful. I like the way the light is captured in your sketch. Great work.

Ken


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Michael Rapp
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Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches [Re: kenrenard]
      #5993971 - 07/28/13 12:43 AM

What really makes a lunar sketch work for me is the texture of the maria, which really stands out to me in your sketch, Frank. You've got both the sharper features and the rounded, sculpted features wonderfully rendered.

Looks like the temperature was perfect for an enjoyable night sketching!


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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: Michael Rapp]
      #5994113 - 07/28/13 03:10 AM

Superb Frank ! Another masterpiece. I dream to see your originals...
Michel


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Jef De Wit
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Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5994150 - 07/28/13 04:53 AM

The clair/obscure-craterfloor is really special!

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Dee
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Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5994372 - 07/28/13 09:29 AM

Excellent and so Frank :-)
Dee


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frank5817
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Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: Dee]
      #5994887 - 07/28/13 02:47 PM

Ken, Michael, Michel, Jef and Dee,

Thank you all for your comments and encouraging words.

Frank


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: frank5817]
      #5996867 - 07/29/13 03:47 PM

Frank,

Good sketch of Langrenus & Vendelinus .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5997683 - 07/30/13 01:38 AM

Tom,
Thank you.
Now that the Moon is in the morning sky we can do deep sky in the evening and set the alarm early to do lunar sketching in the morning.

Frank


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Tommy5
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Reged: 03/28/04

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: frank5817]
      #6000506 - 07/31/13 07:54 PM

Another outstanding sketch, thanks for posting.

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Tamas Bognar
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Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: Tommy5]
      #6000870 - 08/01/13 01:22 AM

Frank,

Another great sketch !


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frank5817
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Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: Tamas Bognar]
      #6000882 - 08/01/13 01:30 AM

Tommy and Tamás,

Thank you both for the positive response.
I'm looking forward to seeing more sketches from both of you.

Frank


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ericj
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Reged: 02/17/05

Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: frank5817]
      #6006622 - 08/04/13 09:04 PM

Another fine sketch as always Frank,

Best,

Eric


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frank5817
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Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: ericj]
      #6007316 - 08/05/13 09:57 AM

Eric,

Thank you much, it continues to be too cloudy here to please me but I have managed a few observing sessions this summer.

Frank


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WadeVC
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Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: frank5817]
      #6028576 - 08/16/13 05:23 AM

Now dang it Frank, you need to get all your sketches put into a book, because you know I'd buy a copy.

As always, just a beautiful sketch my old friend.


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frank5817
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Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: WadeVC]
      #6029383 - 08/16/13 03:13 PM

Hello Wade,

Nice to see you back at the sketching forum.
I made another lunar sketch a few nights ago
of the Stofler- Faraday region of the moon.
I have not scanned it yet but I'm finding
the skies here in Chicagoland getting a little better (fewer clouds and rain).

Thanks again for the nice words.

Frank


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂą, Italy
Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: frank5817]
      #6029487 - 08/16/13 04:17 PM

Wowie... Frank, you've truly amazed me with this one. I've seen many lunar sketches but only very few of them come close to this. The 3D feeling you get from yours is truly overwhelming. I bow my head humbly in respect.

Peter


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frank5817
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Re: Langrenus and Vendelinus Sunset Approaches new [Re: PeterDob]
      #6030276 - 08/17/13 02:22 AM

Peter,

Thank you much. I had a good comfortable night and conditions were very relaxed while sketching.

Frank

PS Looking forward to seeing your next sketches.


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