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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
4 lunar sketches in a row
      #6421653 - 03/22/14 06:31 AM Attachment (22 downloads)

The past weeks had some very fine weather in the Low Countries. On holiday I had the opportunity to sketch the Moon 4 days in a row

The first night the Moon was still very low in the sky and sketching was a battle against time and bad seeing. The shadow on the craterfloor is interesting. The craterwall at the east side must be higher than the north side.


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6421655 - 03/22/14 06:33 AM Attachment (15 downloads)

The second night I wanted to sketch Lunar 100-object number 58: Vallis Rheita, but seeing was so bad that I had to change my idea. A pitty that my scanner left some lines on the drawing

Edit: a friend made with GIMP a more de-striped version (so I changed the old version)

Edited by Jef De Wit (03/23/14 04:56 AM)


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6421658 - 03/22/14 06:37 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

The third evening seeing was again OK so I sketched the beautiful crater Posidonius (Lunar 100-object number 20). Funny: Uwe sketched at the same time also with a 8 cm refractor this same crater. But his fine sketch got lost in the CN-website-problems

Edited by Jef De Wit (03/22/14 06:41 AM)


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6421662 - 03/22/14 06:40 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

The last evening clouds were rolling in, so I choose an easy target. Ritter en Sabine are probably the result of a twin inpact (Lunar 100-object number 38).

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dUbeni
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Reged: 04/12/10

Loc: Lisboa, Portugal
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6421961 - 03/22/14 10:45 AM

Beautiful drawings.
I like the white on dark paper, I must try it some day.
We had some really nice nights around the same time here in Portugal, and I was compelled to do some lunar sketching for the first time. I enjoyed it so much that I did it three nights in a row.

CS bernardo


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Asbytec
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Reged: 08/08/07

Loc: La Union, PI
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: dUbeni]
      #6422005 - 03/22/14 11:11 AM

Jeff, those are some amazing renderings. Seriously great work. Nice technique, Jeff. You captured the moon's beauty nicely.

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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6422055 - 03/22/14 11:50 AM

Jef.

Nice 4 Lunar Sketches .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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kraterkid
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Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6422938 - 03/22/14 03:51 PM

Beautifully accurate sketches Jef!

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frank5817
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Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: kraterkid]
      #6423533 - 03/22/14 09:45 PM

Jef,

These are all stunning sketches. Your work is superb.

Frank


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azure1961p
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Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: frank5817]
      #6423643 - 03/22/14 10:58 PM

Jef,

Superb work - clean contrasty and sculptural. Very well done. Each one has its own attraction though my two favs are Poseidon- and the crescent moon. Outdid yourself again Jef.

Pete


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: dUbeni]
      #6424125 - 03/23/14 04:59 AM

Thanks all for your ever lasting support!

Quote:

I like the white on dark paper, I must try it some day.



Bernardo, I'm sure - with your sketching skills - it will give beautiful drawing! Give it a try.

Edited by Jef De Wit (03/23/14 05:00 AM)


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Rutilus
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Reged: 12/17/10

Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6424282 - 03/23/14 09:25 AM

1st Class work.

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Andrev
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Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: Rutilus]
      #6425440 - 03/23/14 09:37 PM

So much work in these sketches... Congratulation for your hard work Jef.

Andre

Edited by Andrev (03/23/14 09:38 PM)


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: Andrev]
      #6426500 - 03/24/14 12:58 PM

Rutilus & André

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acr_astro
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Loc: Germany, Dusseldorf area
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6426782 - 03/24/14 03:27 PM

Hi Jef,

wonderful sketches! I like epecially the second one (earthshine)

Achim


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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: acr_astro]
      #6427662 - 03/25/14 12:17 AM

Bravo !

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CarlosEH
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Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6427714 - 03/25/14 12:59 AM

Jef,

Thank you for posting your outstanding observations of interesting lunar regions and a 4.5 day old Moon. You have recorded a good amount of detail over the lunar surface.

Regards,
Carlos


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mike73
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Reged: 05/01/12

Loc: UK Plymouth
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #6428121 - 03/25/14 09:42 AM

Jef

Isnt it great when you get a few clear nights in a row?

Always enjoyed your lunar sketches, excellent observations mixed with a tidy sketching style makes them very easy on the eye.

Mike


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markseibold
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Reged: 01/19/08

Loc: Portland Oregon
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6428757 - 03/25/14 04:38 PM

Jef

Beautiful sketch work. I especially like the earth-shine work. You are prolific!

Keep up the great sketch work,

-Mark


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: 4 lunar sketches in a row new [Re: markseibold]
      #6432113 - 03/27/14 11:17 AM

Quote:

I especially like the earth-shine work



I agree, this is one of my better work. But I still have to practice a lot before I can rival you or Erika


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