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 %