Please join me in congratulating Randolph Jay for winning the site-wide Astrophotography/Sketching contest for November 2016. He represented the Sketching forum with his fantastic waning Moon sketch, featuring Plato.
Click on this link to be directed to the congratulatory thread.
Here is the sketch of Plato on the waning moon that I did on November 22nd from Sarasota Florida. I used a Skywatcher 90mm Mak-Cass with a Televue 9mm lens. The sketch was done on Artagain black sketch paper, Conte white and black pastel crayons and pencils and some white charcoal. I used a cell phone camera and then created the black oval mask using Gimp. I am posting the labelled version of this sketch. The labels were also added using Gimp. What a sight! Unfortunately the next two nights/ mornings were clouded out or I would have done more early morning observing.