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frank5817
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Craters Stofler and Faraday
      #6033828 - 08/19/13 12:17 AM Attachment (26 downloads)

There are some very fine craters to be found in the lunar highlands among the look-alike craters there. Two that I have included in this sketch are craters Stofler (125 km.) and Faraday (70 km.). Many of the craters in the region have large smooth regions on their floors. The remains of the eastern wall of Stofler form a rampart between older Stofler and Faraday and can be seen near Stofler’s center. The Faraday impact moved the east wall like an enormous excavator. On the south rim of Faraday sit two more overlapping craters, Stofler P (33 km.) and Faraday C (30 km.). That makes 4 fairly large overlapping craters in a small lunar region and many, many more small ones beyond resolution.
Sketching:

For this sketch I used: black Strathmore 400 Artagain paper, 6”x 11”, white and black Conte’pastel pencils, white pearl eraser and blending stumps.

Telescope: 10 inch f/5.7 Dobsonian and 6mm eyepiece 241x
Date: 08-13-2013 00:10 - 01:50 UT
Temperature: 15°C (60°F)
Clear, calm
Seeing: Antoniadi III
Co longitude: 356.1°
Lunation: 6.9 days
Illumination: 43.3 %
Phase: 97.7°

Frank McCabe


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frank5817
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Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: frank5817]
      #6033831 - 08/19/13 12:17 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

with labels

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: frank5817]
      #6034049 - 08/19/13 07:04 AM

Interesting information and fine sketch!

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Rutilus
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Reged: 12/17/10

Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6034140 - 08/19/13 08:46 AM

Nice sketching Frank.

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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: frank5817]
      #6034250 - 08/19/13 10:08 AM

Frank,

very nice skech of Craters Stofler & Faraday .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Randolph Jay
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Reged: 07/29/12

Loc: South Huntington, NY, USA
Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6034431 - 08/19/13 11:55 AM

I am amazed at a sketch such as this. I get so lost in the lunar highlands, even with Rukl's atlas by my side. You inspire me to give sketching the highlands a try ( I've stayed away from those areas in my sketches ).
Thanks!
Randolph


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: Castelnovo ne' Monti, Italy
Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: Randolph Jay]
      #6035880 - 08/20/13 06:09 AM

Frank, it takes a lot of courage to take on a challenge such as this one. The number of features you observed must have been overwhelming. Yet, you managed to draw them all in a superb way, adding a lot of depth and emotion to your work. Thank you very much!

Peter


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frank5817
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Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: PeterDob]
      #6036029 - 08/20/13 09:01 AM

Jef, Rutilus, Tom, Randolph, Peter,

Thank you all for your comments and kind words. It was a fine evening with good viewing.

Frank


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Tommy5
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Reged: 03/28/04

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Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: frank5817]
      #6036938 - 08/20/13 05:14 PM

Great sketch, lots of detail, thanks for sharing.

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frank5817
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Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: Tommy5]
      #6039160 - 08/21/13 09:04 PM

Tom,

Thanks for your comments and kind words.
I'm hopeful as Fall approaches we will get some improvements in our observing weather.

Frank


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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: frank5817]
      #6039555 - 08/22/13 03:51 AM

Super Frank, I like your moon sketches a lot as well as the associated story.
Your a good storysketcher !
Michel


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azure1961p
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Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6039702 - 08/22/13 08:14 AM

Wonderful work Frank. There's no doubt you are a talented draftsman and it conveys well here with so many well defined crater walls.

Great work and your own look.

Pete


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Asbytec
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Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: azure1961p]
      #6039809 - 08/22/13 09:51 AM

Always a a pleasure, Frank. Someday I might try to do what you do.

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AstroTatDad
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Reged: 04/22/13

Loc: Los Angeles - San Diego
Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: Asbytec]
      #6040737 - 08/22/13 08:20 PM

wow awesome!

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frank5817
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Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: AstroTatDad]
      #6040837 - 08/22/13 09:39 PM

Michel, Pete, Norme and Jeff,

Thank you all gentlemen for the encouraging words.
Sketching while observing is the way I enjoy amateur astronomy to the fullest.

Frank


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Asbytec
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Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: frank5817]
      #6041262 - 08/23/13 05:44 AM

Me, too, Frank...I really enjoy sketching. Observing, then sketching it.

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Andrev
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Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: Asbytec]
      #6048071 - 08/27/13 01:04 AM

Frank.

Wow, what a complexe sketch. Must be hard to do and lot of patience to acheive that. Beautiful.

Andre.


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ericj
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Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: frank5817]
      #6064140 - 09/05/13 10:48 AM

Great sketches as always Frank

Best,

Eric


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frank5817
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Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: ericj]
      #6065491 - 09/06/13 01:11 AM

Norme, Andre, Eric,

Thank you all gentlemen for your nice words

Frank


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starquake
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Re: Craters Stofler and Faraday new [Re: frank5817]
      #6065559 - 09/06/13 03:45 AM

Very nice sketch, I really like the soft tones you were using.

But the image with the labels is a real disappointment... There are about 50 craters on the sketch, and you were labeling only 4? That's unacceptable.

just kidding of course

(I had a classmate in the high school who had a face very similar to this sketch, poor guy.)


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