Crater Hommel (125 km.) and Pitiscus (82 km.) are both very prominent craters of the lunar southeastern highlands. I was able to capture both of them near the terminator showing those remarkable shadows creating the illusion of great depth.
At the time of this sketch the Moon was waning gibbous phase. South is up in this sketch. The moon was 18.5 days into this lunation and 87.2% illuminated.
Sketching and Equipment:
Black Artagain sketching pad, white and black Conte’ pastel pencils, white Pearl eraser, blending stumps
Telescope 16” f/4.41 Dobsonian telescope on an equatorial drive platform at 299x with 6mm eyepiece
Date: 09-18-2019, 06:50- 07:00 UT
Temperature: 32°C (89° F) clear, calm
Seeing: Variable, Antoniadi III(fair)-IV (poor)