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#1 acr_astro

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:41 PM

Hi all,

 

tonight I tried something completely different. Instead of doing chalk/charcoal sketched behind the eyepiece, I went for a naked eye pencil sketch - Galileo style. ;)

 

Here we go:

 

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Clear skies!

 

Achim


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:56 PM

Not bad! Could you see the three brightest craters, Copernicus, Aristarch and Kepler? I can see them now, with my new glasses, that correct for my nighttime myopia.

 

 

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#3 acr_astro

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:13 AM

Hello Thomas,

frankly this was a rather spontaneous experiment. I observed through the closed window. So the conditions could have been better.

Regarding the craters: Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between "I see what is there" and "I see what I expect to be there". Copernicus was in the second category. The other craters not even that.

Clear skies to Bornholm!

Achim


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#4 PeterDob

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:09 AM

That's lovely, Achim!!! It's amazing what one can already see with the naked eye... :bow: :bow: :bow:

 

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:31 PM

That's a lovely drawing. Seems like it would be a good idea to first try and sketch the moon with my 1 x 6mm before anything else...

 

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:43 PM

Achim,

 

 Nice sketch of the Moon  :) .

 

CS,KLU,

 

:thanx:

 

Tom


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:06 PM

Achim,

 

Very good, I like it.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:36 PM

I have found planetary observation has given me a greater view of the Moon with just the naked eye.  I can see right to the limit of my eye's resolution.  Mars is especially good training, as at a good opposition it looks, as far as size through the eyepiece, about like the Moon seen to the naked eye.  Just speaking more-or-less, not an entirely accurate comparison.

 

G


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:48 PM

Very well done Achim! 

 

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