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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
From Zucchius to Schiller new
      #6088687 - 09/18/13 07:24 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

On the evening of September 16, 2013, I got the best view of the basin ring segment between young crater Zucchius (65 km.) and just the tip of large older crater Schiller (179 km.) The ring arc was more than a day beyond the terminator but perfectly illuminated to show its depth and smoothness.
Craters Weigel (36 km.) and Weigel B (37 km.) initially caught my eye as light was brightly glinting off the rims.
For an excellent image of this region see the LPOD for May 26, 2013
http://lpod.wikispaces.com/May+26%2C+2013

There were many fine crater showing nicely in this region at the time of the observation and sketch.

Sketching:

For this sketch I used: black Canson paper 9″x 10″, white and black Conte’
pastel pencils , and Conte’crayons, a blending stump, Pink and White Pearl erasers. Brightness was not altered but contrast was increased +3 using the scanner for this sketch
Telescope: 10 inch f/ 5.7 Dobsonian with 6mm (241x) eyepiece
Date: 09-17-2013, 02:00 - 03:45 UT
Temperature: 16°C (60°F)
Clear, calm
Seeing: Antoniadi II
Co longitude 53.8°
Lunation 11.42 days
Illumination 91.5%

Frank McCabe


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frank5817
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Loc: Illinois
Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: frank5817]
      #6088690 - 09/18/13 07:27 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

Labeled sketch

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Tommy5
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/28/04

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: frank5817]
      #6088874 - 09/18/13 09:01 PM

Great sketch ,Schiller has always looked to me like a big footprint on the moon , I think it was formed by an asteroid coming in at a low angle ,anyway great sketch again and thanks for posting.

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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: Tommy5]
      #6089265 - 09/19/13 12:29 AM

The region of Schiller is always worth sketching.

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frank5817
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Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6089678 - 09/19/13 10:26 AM

Tommy and Uwe,

Thank you both for your kind words and comments.

Frank


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: frank5817]
      #6089791 - 09/19/13 11:43 AM

Makes me wanna go out and sketching the Moon. Already two weeks of cloudy weather here in Belgium

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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: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: frank5817]
      #6089813 - 09/19/13 12:03 PM

Frank,

Very good sketch of the area between Zucchius to Schiller .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Randolph Jay
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Reged: 07/29/12

Loc: South Huntington, NY, USA
Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6090062 - 09/19/13 02:20 PM

Great sketch Frank!
Randolph


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Asbytec
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Reged: 08/08/07

Loc: La Union, PI
Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: Randolph Jay]
      #6090844 - 09/19/13 11:17 PM

Frank, well done. Especially since you sketched a complex field.

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frank5817
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Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: Asbytec]
      #6092411 - 09/20/13 08:06 PM

Jef, Tom, Randolph and Norme,

Thank you and best to you all in your time observing and sketching.

Frank


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Special Ed
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Reged: 05/18/03

Loc: Greenbrier Co., WV 38N, 80W
Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: frank5817]
      #6094942 - 09/22/13 12:03 PM

Nice drawing, Frank. This is a great area--I know it's one you've spent plenty of time observing.

BTW, who was Zucchius?


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Saint Aardvark
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Reged: 11/25/10

Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: Special Ed]
      #6095992 - 09/22/13 11:17 PM

That's a lovely sketch!

Quote:

BTW, who was Zucchius?




Well now, you've got me curious. The Moon wiki says it was named after Nicolo Zucchi, a Jesuit who met Kepler and designed one of the first reflecting telescopes.


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frank5817
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Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: Saint Aardvark]
      #6096196 - 09/23/13 02:29 AM

Hello Michael and Hugh,

Thank you both for your nice words .

Michael - I believe Hugh has answered your question. Niccolo Zucchi never left any drawings of his reflecting telescope that I know of. His life span did overlap that of Isaac Newton. Zucchi last 30 years overlapped Newton's first 30.

Frank


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stray1
sage


Reged: 09/03/12

Loc: SW Ohio
Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: frank5817]
      #6101567 - 09/26/13 12:11 AM

Frank,

Incredible! Can't touch this (won't even try)!

-stray-


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frank5817
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Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: stray1]
      #6103092 - 09/26/13 09:32 PM

Mark,

Thank you.
You certainly could sketch the Moon.

Frank


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azure1961p
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Reged: 01/17/09

Loc: USA
Re: From Zucchius to Schiller new [Re: frank5817]
      #6103231 - 09/26/13 11:14 PM

Beautifully rendered. A nice command of values and perspective . The notated version is appreciated. You make strong drawings Frank.

Pete


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frank5817
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Re: From Zucchius to Schiller [Re: azure1961p]
      #6106628 - 09/28/13 09:38 PM

Pete,

Thank you much for those words.
Clearest skies to you.

Frank


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