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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

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Southeastern Polar Region
      #6044527 - 08/25/13 01:20 AM Attachment (17 downloads)

On this evening south polar craters were nicely displayed for sketching under conditions of favorable libration. This part of the south polar region of the Moon is east of the pole and includes the following mostly pre-Nectarian craters: Demonax (114 km.), Scott (108 km.), Schomberger (86 km.), Manzinus (98 km.), Mutus (78 km.), Boussingault ( 131 km.), and Boguslawsky (100 km.).
Crater Demonax demonstrates many smaller impacts on its southern rim. Boussingault crater is the largest of the craters in this sketch and is actually made up of two craters one inside the other (concentric). Boussingault A (72 km.) lies inside Baussingault with its floor completely in shadow.
This was an enjoyable session with our Moon.

Sketching:

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

Telescope: 10 inch f/5.7 Dobsonian and 6mm eyepiece 241x
Date: 08-23-2013, 05:15-06:45 UT
Temperature: 18°C (66°F)
Clear, calm
Seeing: Antoniadi III
Co longitude: 109.7°
Lunation: 16.1 days
Illumination: 95.0 %
Phase: 334.3°
Libration in Lat. -4.5°
“ “ in Long. +6 °

Frank McCabe


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frank5817
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Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: frank5817]
      #6044528 - 08/25/13 01:21 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

with labels

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: frank5817]
      #6044644 - 08/25/13 03:32 AM

Looks like you are flying over the moonsurface!

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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6044684 - 08/25/13 05:03 AM

Totally agree with Jef. Fabulous!

Peter


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Special Ed
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Loc: Greenbrier Co., WV 38N, 80W
Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: PeterDob]
      #6044771 - 08/25/13 08:09 AM

Excellent oblique view, Frank. Glad you could take advantage of the favorable libration.

Nobody gets a lunar crater named for them unless they've made a major contribution to science, astronomy, or exploration, but I am not familiar with any of the names associated with these craters except for Scott. This must be Robert Falcon Scott, who died with the rest of his team returning from the South Pole of our planet after losing the race to be first to Roald Amundsen in 1911.


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Randolph Jay
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Reged: 07/29/12

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Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: Special Ed]
      #6044782 - 08/25/13 08:23 AM

Great sketch. Love your work. Away in Florida this week and every night's been cloudy. Thanks!
Randolph


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frank5817
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Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: Randolph Jay]
      #6044881 - 08/25/13 10:00 AM

Jef, Peter, Michael and Randolph,

Thank you all for the nice words.
--
Michael, yes Scott is named for the polar explorer from the early 20th century and Boussingault was a 19th century botanist. Boguslawsky was also a 19th century character, an astronomer. The others were philosophers and astronomers from very long ago.
--
Randolph - Skies should improve for you soon.

Frank


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Tommy5
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/28/04

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: frank5817]
      #6045050 - 08/25/13 11:48 AM

Another great sketch, it looks like your looking out the portal of a lunar orbiter, thanks for sharing.

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mikesemmler
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Reged: 06/01/09

Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: Tommy5]
      #6045148 - 08/25/13 01:02 PM

This is great

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frank5817
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Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: mikesemmler]
      #6046152 - 08/25/13 10:56 PM

Tommy and Mike,

It was a long wait this summer to get some clear nights for observing. I hope the two of your are getting opportunities to get out under the stars, planets and moon.
Thank you both.

Frank


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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: frank5817]
      #6046343 - 08/26/13 02:29 AM

Dear Frank, I take regularely a look at this region but never had the courage to sketch it. Too much overlapping craters.

Good sketch!


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Asbytec
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Reged: 08/08/07

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Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6046428 - 08/26/13 05:23 AM

Frank, I always appreciate the limb. Well done.

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kauf
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Reged: 07/31/06

Loc: Taicang city, Jiangsu Province...
Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: Asbytec]
      #6046499 - 08/26/13 07:33 AM

nice sketch~
it's not easy to paint the craters, it needs paticence~


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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: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: frank5817]
      #6046642 - 08/26/13 09:52 AM

Frank,

Very nice sketch of the Southeastern Polar Region .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6046658 - 08/26/13 10:02 AM

Uwe, Norme, kauf, Tom,

Thank you all for your nice remarks - much appreciated.
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Uwe, I have no doubt you could sketch the limb beautifully.

Frank


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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: frank5817]
      #6046689 - 08/26/13 10:25 AM

Oups Frank ! You had a lot of courage to begin this area !
Well done !


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JeanB
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Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6047190 - 08/26/13 03:17 PM

Superb sketch Frank!

Jean


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rolandlinda3
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Reged: 01/24/06

Loc: Crozet VA 22932
Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: JeanB]
      #6047781 - 08/26/13 09:46 PM

Very nice Frank. I always like hour style and enjoy your sketching.

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Andrev
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Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #6048073 - 08/27/13 01:05 AM

Another great sketch Frank.

Very nice.

Andre.


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frank5817
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Re: Southeastern Polar Region new [Re: Andrev]
      #6048500 - 08/27/13 10:03 AM

Michel, Jean, Roland and Andre,

Thank you all for the nice words . I look forward to see sketches from each of you.

Frank


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