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Some Craters on Mare Insularum North of Copernicus

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#1 frank5817

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:45 PM

Conditions for sketching the Moon last night were very good. I could see several fine targets to go after especially near the terminator. I zeroed in on Reinhold crater (48 km.) with its nicely terraced inner wall.  Shallower and smaller Reinhold B and A (26 and 4 km.) are to the northeast. Over on the terminator edge is Lansberg (39 km.) with only the rim and apron illuminated. To the southeast crater Gambart A (12 km.) was showing some of its eject blanket. Twin crater Fauth and A (12 and 10 km.) are a short distance south of Copernicus.

Sketching and Equipment:

For this sketch I used: black Strathmore 400 Artagain paper 9”x 12”, white and black Conte’ pastel pencils and a blending stump.
Telescope: 10 inch f/ 5.7 Dobsonian and 3.4 mm eyepiece 426 x, equatorial  platform
Date: 05-14-2019, 02:30 – 03:45 UT
Temperature: 26°C (78° F)
Transparency: good  with some clouds,
Seeing: Antoniadi II
Lunation  8.9 days, Illumination: 70.2 %

 

Frank McCabe :)

 

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:46 PM

with labels

 

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:54 PM

Such inspiring sketches, Frank5817! I hope to someday progress toward having the artistic skills you have displayed. The Moon is such an interesting subject - full of high contrast details at all image scales.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:12 PM

Great sketch Frank,

                                     I also like the way you label craters, etc, for those of us who are not familiar with the subject.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:30 PM

Such a precision!

When looking at your sketches I don't understand why people still take moon photos lol.gif

Bravo Frank!

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:14 AM

Russ, Raul and Michel,

 

Thank you all for your nice words and comments.

 

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Russ  - I have seen your work, I know you could do this kind of sketching easily.

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Raul - I don't always label my sketches but two of the smaller craters I had to look up.

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Michel - Don't compare it to an atlas or you will see some omissions and rotations and other problems.

              If you want to see excellence in sketching open your sketch book and water color book and take a good look

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PS Thanks for the likes :Augustus, Sam, Gipht

             

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:09 AM

Russ, Raul and Michel,

 

Thank you all for your nice words and comments.

 

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Russ  - I have seen your work, I know you could do this kind of sketching easily.

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Frank smile.gif

Thanks for the confidence expressed. My sketches so far have been just high contrast white star-cluster stars on a black background. I will need to learn the techniques used to produce smooth expanses of shades of grey. Likely some of the pinned links on this forum have some instructions in this regard. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

 

I remember some lunar drawings in Review of Popular Astronomy back in the 1960s by Alika Herring and others. These have always been so inspiring. The Moon is such an interesting subject. Sketching is something that makes an observer slow down and look carefully at what can be seen. This must be done prior to adding these components to one's rendering. Sketching is bringing out an interest and appreciation from within that I didn't know was present. It adds much to the scientist's view of things.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:24 AM

Great work. Love the details in the craterrims!



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:38 AM

This moonscape is very diversified. Thank you for showing.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:08 PM

Frank,

 

Fine sketch of  Some Craters on Mare Insularum (North of Copernicus) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:02 PM

Jef, Uwe, Tom,

 

Thank you for your kind remarks.

 

PS Thanks for the likes: Cames, Greg, carpenter and Klaus

 

Frank :)



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:42 PM

Beautiful work, Frank! Has the paper you used got a grain to it, or is that a relic of the scan? bow.gif waytogo.gif



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 06:08 AM

Nice work, Frank!  waytogo.gif   I like that terracing in Reinhold.  That looks like some pretty rough country to the south and east of Reinhold.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:22 AM

Ian and Michael,

 

Thank you both for your kind reaction to my sketch.

 

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Ian - Yes it does have a good amount of tooth

 

Michael -  Yes, It is not the smoothest part of the sea lots of big boulders

 

Frank :)



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:34 PM

Oh, beautiful!

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 12:08 AM

Mark,

 

Thank you for that.

 

Frank :)

 

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 09:07 AM

Great sketch, Frank! Thanks for sharing. Clear skies. 



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Posted 18 May 2019 - 12:29 PM

Susan,

 

Thank you, always happy to sketch and post.

 

 

 

Frank :)

 

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 01:56 PM

Frank, as always I am in awe of the depth of your sketches. I feel like I am hovering above the surface.

 

Russ, a book I found very helpful

Sketching the Moon: An Astronomical Artist's Guide"   by Richard Handy,  Deirdre Kelleghan , Thomas McCague, Erika Rix , Sally Russell (our very own Frank is a featured author).

 

Here is a list of others as well from the Astroleague website. https://www.astrolea...ching-resources

 

I think it just comes down to trying it out and seeing what techniques work best in your hands. You will probably surprise yourself!

 

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:19 PM

Cindy,

 

Thank you for your nice comments.

 

I'll look and see, I think I may have a copy of that book.

 

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PS Thanks for the like Magnetic Field


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 02:27 PM

Frank, great job as always waytogo.gif

Indeed Cindy, I can almost see some beatles coming out of those holes

 

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 10:16 PM

…Michael -  Yes, It is not the smoothest part of the sea lots of big boulders

 

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Big is right.  I heard Thomas Stafford the other day on NPR--it was the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 10 flight--and he said when he looked down at the landscape from lunar orbit he could see boulders the size of the Georgia Dome!



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 10:50 PM

Bernardo,

 

Thank you and for your colorful comment on the big holes .

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Michael - Thomas Stafford 's comment about the size of the boulders on the floor of Mare Insularum is a good one.

I missed that on NPR

 

Frank :)

 

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 12:32 PM

This sketch is outstanding Frank! bow.gif waytogo.gif



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 05:16 PM

Frank,

 

This is terrific.   Thanks for this fine lunar motif!

 

Pete




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