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#1 acr_astro

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 05:41 AM

Dear all,

 

this morning, before going off to work, I started the day with a lunar sketch - catching lunar sunset before sunrise at home. I had put the 5" MAK outside over night, so it was properly cooled down.

 

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Telescope: Celestron NexStar 127 SLT

Eyepiece: Explore Scientific 6.7mm/82°

Date & Time: January 16th, 2020 / 0715-0745 CET

Location: Home terrace, Dusseldorf Region, Germany

Technique: Koh-i-Noor chalk, extra charcoal and whitecoal pens and pieces on Seawhite of Brighton black sketching paper

Size: appr. 20x30cm

 

Clear skies!

 

Achim


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:23 AM

Excellent.  Are you using white/ gray pastels on black paper?  I need to try that.  What paper are you using?


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:28 AM

Hi,

I'm using justchalk, charcoal and whitecoal. No pastels. The paper is 'Seawhite of Brighton' black sketching paper.

Clear skies

Achim
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Posted 16 January 2020 - 03:17 PM

Great sketch Achim! Thank you for sharing!

 

Best wishes

Klaus


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 03:48 PM

Achim,

 

Excellent sketch and a great way to start the day.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 04:39 PM

Achim,

 

Very good sketch of Western Mare Serenitatis smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:41 PM

Great shadow rendition, Achim! It adds an extra 3-dimensional feeling to your sketch. waytogo.gif


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:43 PM

simply amazing the detail in this drawing.


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 02:38 AM

Hi all,

thanks a lot for your wonderful feedback and the likes!

Clear skies!

Achim

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 07:18 AM

Another beautiful lunar sketch from you Achim - keep them coming!

 

Clear skies,

Darren.


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 01:01 AM

Morning observations are something special. For me they a a very good beginning of a day.



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 03:30 PM

Great shadow rendition, Achim! It adds an extra 3-dimensional feeling to your sketch. waytogo.gif

After reading your comment, I made a stereoscopic version of it and it looked AMAZING!!!

 

Basically put 2 identical copies next to each on the screen (say an inch between them) and cross your eyes slightly - the 3rd (slightly smaller) combined image appears in the middle wink.gif




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