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For this sketch I used: black Strathmore 400 Artagain paper, white and black Conte’ pastel pencils and a blending stump. Contrast was slightly adjusted after scanning. Telesccope: 10 inch f/ 5.7 Dobsonian and 6 mm eyepiece 241X Date: 5-22-2007 1:09-2:15 UT Temperature: 22° C ( 72° F) High thin clouds, calm Seeing: Antoniadi III Colongitude 331.8 ° Lunation 5.24 days Illumination 32 %

    Frank this is a stunning sketch! :) You totally amaze me with your talent! The floor of Mare Nectaris is a delightful surface, gentle undulations scattered with crater rays. Bright rimmed and deeply shadowed Gutenburg and the Montes Pyrenaeus dominate the West and the floor of Fracastorius is rendered with such a subtle precision. Rich
    Rich, Thank you for the compliments. It was about this time I began to feel comfortable using this media. Prior to this I was a bit tentative. Frank

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