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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Three moonsketches new
      #6266966 - 12/22/13 02:08 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

November was very cloudy in Belgium, but the first half of December was mostly sunny/starry. The first sketch is Lunar 100 object number 29: Rima Ariadaeus. It looked really like a river in my little refractor, ending in the sea (with Manners and Arago as two islands).

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6266968 - 12/22/13 02:09 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

And a labeled version.

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6266977 - 12/22/13 02:13 PM Attachment (17 downloads)

The second sketch is a nice region on the Moon. The sun was a little bit to high to have a spectacular show. But to see the dark spots (of volcanic origin) in Alphonsus (the central crater) the sun was just right (Lunar 100 number 47). Ptolemaeus (up), Arzachel (down) and small Alpetragius (left).

Edited by Jef De Wit (12/22/13 03:19 PM)


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6266985 - 12/22/13 02:17 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

The last is an unfinished one (clouds...). The craters at the limb were a beautiful sight, but not really of a(geological) interest. None of them is mentioned in The Modern Moon (Charles A. Wood).

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6266986 - 12/22/13 02:19 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

And a labeled version. I hope you liked the skeches!

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Tamas Bognar
sage


Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: Hungary, Zákány
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6267101 - 12/22/13 03:24 PM

Jef! I really like these drawings! You have chosen an exciting targets.
Rima Ariadaeus .. It's an old drawing: Rima Ariadaeus

It is interesting to see how different the two drawings. I confess that I prefer drawing Jef.


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frank5817
Postmaster
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: Tamas Bognar]
      #6267192 - 12/22/13 04:16 PM

Jef,

All three are outstanding lunar sketches.
No Moonshine here.

Frank


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Rutilus
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/17/10

Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: frank5817]
      #6267360 - 12/22/13 06:19 PM

Jef - Excellent work.

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Asbytec
Guy in a furry hat
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Reged: 08/08/07

Loc: La Union, PI
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: Rutilus]
      #6267560 - 12/22/13 09:02 PM

Jef, wonderful work. Again, I have to say this every time, you guys that can sketch the moon are impressive. I tried it and know how difficult it can be. I just could not get the hang of it and have a habit of trying to sketch every detail. It quickly becomes overwhelming. More importantly, they just do not look right. So, when you lunar artists can over come the challenges and make them look right, it shows skill. The other night I was tempted to try one, again, but just could not put pencil to paper. You did and the results are very nice, Jef.

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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: Asbytec]
      #6267787 - 12/23/13 12:34 AM

Very interesting Jef, your sketches are always superb ! And doing this with the strange help of the belgian sky is a big deal !
Michel


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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6268033 - 12/23/13 07:08 AM

Jef,
Some excellent work. I always enjoy your lunar sketches.


Ken


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kraterkid
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Reged: 03/07/05

Loc: Jacumba, California
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: kenrenard]
      #6268683 - 12/23/13 02:08 PM

Fantastic sketches all Jef! I love your technique.

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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: Three moonsketches new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6269090 - 12/23/13 05:32 PM

Jef,

Very good sketches of Rima Ariadaeus, Ptolemaeus, Arzachel, Alpetragius, Hove

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Ed D
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 04/30/10

Loc: Sunny South Florida
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6269378 - 12/23/13 08:18 PM

Wow, Jef. Very nice lunar sketches.

Ed D


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dweller25
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 08/30/07

Loc: Lancashire, UK
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: Ed D]
      #6269912 - 12/24/13 02:58 AM

Superb drawings Jef, very impressive indeed. I appreciate the hours you put into making these.

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6270074 - 12/24/13 07:45 AM

Thanks all for the nice comments. I'll need it, because weatherforcast for the two weeks holiday doesn't look very good

Quote:

Very good sketches of ... Hove



As far as I know there's no feature on the Moon named after my hometown


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dweller25
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 08/30/07

Loc: Lancashire, UK
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6270084 - 12/24/13 07:59 AM

I prefer the Hove(B) sketch too

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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Three moonsketches [Re: dweller25]
      #6270144 - 12/24/13 08:50 AM

Beautiful sketches Jef.

Andre


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Three moonsketches new [Re: Andrev]
      #6271753 - 12/25/13 06:41 AM

André, thanks! I'm still waiting on your first moonsketch

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