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Waxing Crescent Moon of Winter

Waxing Crescent Moon of Winter

Sketching: For this sketch I used: black Strathmore 400 Artagain paper, 12”x 12”, white and black Conte’pastel pencils and a blending stump. Brightness was slightly decreased after scanning. Telescope: 4.25 inch f/6 Dobsonian and 24mm eyepiece 27x Date: 1-12-2008 22:50-23:55 UT Temperature: 0°C (32°F) clear, calm Seeing: Antoniadi III Co longitude: 328.8° Lunation: 4.5days Illumination: 20.4 % Frank McCabe

    beautiful Frank!!!
    John D, Thank you. This was a fun sketch but the earthshine was not as bright as I expected. Frank

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