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Gassendi Sunrise

Gassendi Sunrise

Sketching: For this sketch I used: black Strathmore 400 Artagain paper, white and black Conte’ pastel pencils and a blending stump. Brightness was slightly decreased after scanning. Telescope: 10 inch f/ 5.7 Dobsonian and 6mm eyepiece 241x Date: 6-26-2007 2:15-3:10 UT Temperature: 26° C (78° F) Hazy, 88% humidity Seeing: Antoniadi II- III Colongitude: 40.2 ° Lunation: 10.96 days Illumination: 81.3 % Frank McCabe

    Stunning sketch, Frank!
    Eric, Thank you. I am honored you like it. Frank :)
    Exquisite! :) Rich
    Rich, Thank you much my sketching mentor. Frank :)

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