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Atlas and Hercules

Atlas and Hercules

Sketching: For this sketch I used: black Strathmore 400 Artagain paper, 9”x 12”, white and black Conte’pastel pencils and a blending stump. Brightness was slightly decreased (-8) and contrast increased (+8) after scanning using Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Telescope: 10 inch f/5.7 Dobsonian and 6mm eyepiece 241x Date: 2-14-2008 2:10-4:15 UT (actual sketching time was 50min.) Temperature: -7°C (20°F) partly cloudy, calm Seeing: Antoniadi III Co longitude: 358.6° Lunation: 6.9 days Illumination: 48.6 % Phase: 91.6° Frank McCabe

    Beautiful high sun angle sketch of these two lunar juggernauts Frank! This drawing really brings out the albedo differences on the floors of Atlas and Hercules. Wonderful catch of the pyroclastic deposits in Atlas. Rich
    Rich, Thank you much. I enjoyed making this sketch and was pretty happy with the result. I remember it was a nice evening but cold. Frank :)

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