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#1 acr_astro

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:20 AM

Dear all,

 

yesterday evening, I started observing the moon and sketching crater Copernicus even 15min before sunset. The contrast on the moon wasn't perfect yet, but on the other hand the contrast on the sketching paper was better - no need for LED.  Copernicus with its prominent ray system is wonderfully appearing on the full moon but this time I just concentrated on the 96km crater itself:

 

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Telescope: Celestron NexStar 127SLT
Eyepiece: ExploreScientific 6.7mm/82°
Date & TIme: June 12th, 2019 / 2130-2230 CEST
Location: home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
Technique: Koh-i-Noor chalk and charcoal pens on black sketching paper
Size: appr. 30x30cm

 

Looking in my filed skeches, I figured out that I have visited Copernicus five years ago. Here's a comparison of the two sketches showing some changes in technique:

 

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Clear skies!

 

Achim


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:37 AM

Two nice skeches for an interesting comparison.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:43 AM

very nice Copernicus, Achim, 5 years of progress, thank you for sharing!
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:08 PM

Achim,

 

Very nice Chalk-/Charcoal Sketch of Lunar Crater Copernicus smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:41 AM

Dear all,

thanks a lot for the great feedback and the likes!

Clear skies

Achim

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 12:41 PM

Copernicus is a very complex object. We can easy be overflowed with details. Your sketches reach the right balance between what to sketch and what to leave out. Thank you.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 05:23 PM

I think Uwe hit the nail on the head.
Wonderful work Achim!
Regards,
Randolph
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Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:32 PM

Great work, Achim! You're eyes have definitely gotten sharper!  waytogo.gif


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 04:32 PM

I like your rendering technique for the surface in 2019, it's original et good looking. 2014, pretty good too!

 

Thanks for sharing these, interesting to see the difference after a couple of years of practice.


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 04:21 AM

A lot of details in these sketches, very realistic, it shows where there is talent.

 

 

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 10:18 PM

Achim,

 

Excellent sketching. waytogo.gif 

Frank :)


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 09:03 AM

Hi Uwe, Randolph, astronz59, N3p, Roberto and Frank,

 

thank you too for your feedback! smile.gif

 

 

Great work, Achim! You're eyes have definitely gotten sharper!  waytogo.gif

 Actually my eyes definitely got worse over the past five years. So it must be something else grin.gif 

 

Clear skies!

 

Achim




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