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ErixAdministrator
Toad Lily
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Reged: 12/25/04

Loc: Texas, USA
19.31 day old Moon
      #6384057 - 02/19/14 03:47 AM Attachment (27 downloads)

Just got in from observing/sketching. This sketch took just over 3 hours at the eyepiece. No adjustments have been made other than cropping.

I used a 102mm f/9.8 refractor on an LXD75 mount, 20mm eyepiece setting on my Hyperion zoom, and a 13% T Moon filter to help with contrast. The media is black Strathmore Artagain paper (60 lb., 160 g/m2), white charcoal pencil, black charcoal pencil, white Conte' crayon, white Conte' pastel pencil, black Conte' color pencil,and a blending stump for the maria. A circular 6-inch protractor was used to outline the lunar disk.


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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: Erix]
      #6384090 - 02/19/14 04:50 AM

Impressive!!

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kenrenard
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Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6384170 - 02/19/14 07:20 AM

Erika,
I'm speechless! Just excellent.

Everyone should check your site. You have a number of excellent Moon Sketches showing all phases. Great work. Thanks for sharing.


Ken


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RobertED
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Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: kenrenard]
      #6384289 - 02/19/14 09:02 AM

Beautiful work!!!

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markseibold
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Reged: 01/19/08

Loc: Portland Oregon
Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: Erix]
      #6384347 - 02/19/14 09:34 AM

Erika

Another masterpiece! I love the slight painterly impressionistic quality with your balance of realism.

I wish we had the clear skies long enough to sketch here. Portland has constantly unsettled and changing cold-wet weather this time of year.

Mark


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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

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Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: Erix]
      #6384489 - 02/19/14 11:12 AM

Erika,

Very nice Sketch of the 19.31 Day Old Moon .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Tommy5
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Reged: 03/28/04

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6385437 - 02/19/14 08:23 PM

Very nice almost surrealistic, bravo.

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Perseus_m45
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Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: Tommy5]
      #6385564 - 02/19/14 09:23 PM

wow Erica that's sweet.
mike h


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opticsguy
sage


Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: Washington State
Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: Perseus_m45]
      #6385676 - 02/19/14 10:14 PM

This is simply waaaay too awesome. Did I mention awesome?

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Chopin
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Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: opticsguy]
      #6385684 - 02/19/14 10:21 PM

Erika, amazing!

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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: Chopin]
      #6385893 - 02/20/14 12:51 AM

Again an amazing sketch. Working on teh full moon#s disk is a task I should tyr in teh future.

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woodscavenger
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Reged: 08/20/13

Loc: Boise, ID
Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6385907 - 02/20/14 01:05 AM

Amazing. tackling that much real estate is overwhelming for me. I have to stick to just a few craters.

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Heidescoper
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Reged: 11/21/10

Loc: Niedersachsen, Germany
Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: Erix]
      #6385961 - 02/20/14 01:57 AM

hi Erika,

wow, 3 hours what a great work !
I saw Your other moon sketch yesterday on "sketch of the day" too. Fine .

Bye
Christian


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deister
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Reged: 02/21/07

Loc: Germany
Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: Heidescoper]
      #6386051 - 02/20/14 04:53 AM

Hi Erika,

speechless.


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TG
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Reged: 11/02/06

Loc: Latitude 47
Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: deister]
      #6387433 - 02/20/14 07:32 PM



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Louietheflyisme
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Reged: 06/17/13

Loc: Australia
Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: TG]
      #6399592 - 02/27/14 05:37 AM

That's a sketch? Amazing work.

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frank5817
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Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: Louietheflyisme]
      #6401062 - 02/27/14 11:40 PM

Erika,

Stunning texture here and amazing sketch.
It really doesn't get better in lunar sketching than this.

Frank


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kraterkid
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Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: frank5817]
      #6403714 - 03/01/14 12:27 PM

Erika, nothing less than the most detailed, photo realistic, and artistic sketch of the Moon I've seen in many moons. Your mastery of lunar sketching is awesome!

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ErixAdministrator
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Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: kraterkid]
      #6404953 - 03/02/14 01:22 AM

Thanks everyone!

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Special Ed
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Re: 19.31 day old Moon new [Re: frank5817]
      #6409569 - 03/04/14 02:35 PM

Quote:

Erika,

Stunning texture here and amazing sketch.
It really doesn't get better in lunar sketching than this.

Frank




What he said.


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