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Petavius Crater at Sunset

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#1 frank5817

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 01:50 AM

Petavius crater (179 km.) is one of the best known and remarkable impact features on the lunar surface.
Here is how a saw and sketched it recently when the Moon was high in the eastern sky.  Nearby craters include: Wrottesley( 58 km.), Petavius B (33 km.), Biot (13 km.), Snellius ( 83 km.), Stevinus (75 km.).

 

Sketching and Equipment:

 

For this sketch I used: black 6” x 8” sketch pad, white and black Conte’
Pastel pencils and a blending stump , white Pearl eraser.

Telescope: 16 inch f/ 4.41 Dobsonian and 9mm eyepiece 200x and an equatorial platform
Date: 12-14-2019 05:10 - 06:20 UT
Temperature: 12°C (54°F)
Partly cloudy, calm
Seeing: Antoniadi III
Transparency: 4/5
Lunation: 17.3 days
Illumination: 96.6%

 

Frank :)

 

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 03:30 AM

Congratulations for your talent, it's a pleasure to contemplate.

Also a nice perspective.

Thanks for sharing,
Francis


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Posted 16 December 2019 - 04:43 AM

Impressed by both the line work, use of neutral shades and detail in this Frank. Another fine sketch! waytogo.gif


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Posted 16 December 2019 - 08:53 AM

Good job for a very complex area.

A greeting. Pedro



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Posted 16 December 2019 - 11:19 AM

Frank,

 

Very good sketch of Petavius Crater (At Sunset) smile.gif .

 

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 08:38 PM

Francis, Ian, Pedro and Tom,

 

Thanks for the kind words. This is a view I have seen before and wanted to capture in a sketch.

 

Frank :)

 

PS Thanks for the likes: Euphonia, Russ, Jef, deepwoods1, Martijn, retroman2, Jeffrey, sunnyday and njoyner.



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Posted 17 December 2019 - 07:28 AM

Good job Frank, for an other complex area.

Michel



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Posted 17 December 2019 - 01:10 PM

Another fine sketch of the lunar surface Frank...congrats! For the darkened areas, do you use black pastels, or do you let the black paper provide the shading? Kindest regards, Darren.

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 08:53 PM

Michel and Darren,

 

Thank you both, it was fun making this sketch.

 

Frank  :)

 

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 01:13 AM

I love such near unreal craters near the terminator! Thank you for sharing.



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Posted 21 December 2019 - 02:15 PM

Hi Frank,

Excellent sketch!

Clear skies!

Achim

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 03:39 PM

Uwe and Achim,

 

Thank you for the nice remarks on my sketch and for all the likes.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 05:09 PM

I always enjoy your work, Frank. 



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 11:41 PM

Norme ,

 

Thank you, I enjoy trying to capture features on the Moon that grab my attention.

 

Frank :)

 

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 01:59 PM

Hello Frank,

 

i´ve missed this wonderful sketches in the last months...thanks for sharing it with us! I hope, to have time enough, to sketch more in the next weeks...Clear skies, Jens



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Posted 01 January 2020 - 06:56 PM

Jens,

 

Thank you and  crystal clear nights back to you.

 

Frank :)




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