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Large Craters on the Southern Highlands Near Lunar Sunset

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#1 frank5817

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 08:12 PM

Over the weekend October 19, 2019, I was able to get out and sketch these large lunar craters as they captured the final rays of sunlight. The principle craters I selected near the terminator are: Barocius (83 km.), Maurolycus (114 km.), Clairaut (75 km.), Faraday (70 km.), Stofler (126 Km.). All of these are old and very battered.

Equipment and Sketching  Materials:

Black Canson paper, white and black Conte’ pastel pencils, white Pearl eraser, blending stumps
Telescope 16” f/4.41 Dobsonian telescope on an equatorial drive platform at 198x with 9mm eyepiece

Date: 10-19-2019, 07:30 – 09:00 UT

Temperature: 22°C (72° F) clear, calm
Seeing: Antoniadi III
Colongitude: 155 °
Lunation: 20.2 days
Illumination: 74 %

 

Frank McCabe

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#2 Astroman007

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 08:39 PM

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 11:00 PM

I like this, Frank, especially those craters disappearing into blackness. Great low sun angle sketch! waytogo.gif


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:01 AM

These craters are mostly odd shaped which brings an addition stimulus for sketching them.



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:44 AM

Frank,

 

Very nice sketch of Large Craters on the Southern Highlands (Near Lunar Sunset) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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#6 frank5817

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:18 AM

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Thank you.

 

Frank :)

 

PS Thanks for the likes: Deepwoods, Agmoonsolns, Jim, Darren, Frank, Francis, Jef



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Posted 24 October 2019 - 12:07 AM

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Another very complex area!

Bravo Frank

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 01:08 PM

Michel,

 

Thank you.

 

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