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The Moon - Mare Vaporum - The reptilian face

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#1 N3p

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 09:06 PM

I am very happy with my latest sketch, I caught the reptilian face in Mare Vaporum. I usually am able to look at it once per year when the terminator is a the right place and I was dumb enough not to log the exact date and hour on the sketch.. I think it was done on 2020-03-01 or 2020-03-02 at perhaps around 21:00 NY time.

 

Ma last sketch of the same scene was disappointing but this one, I can really see the face as I am seeing it on the moon with the eyepiece.  That's my top #1 favourite object on the moon. It's actually part of Rima Hyginus, some kind of long channels, a very special place, my very favorite spot on the moon with the right shades.  

 

Done with a 200x1000 Newtonian with a 6mm Delos, sketch from 167x

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#2 N3p

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 07:02 AM

Anybody else ever saw the same thing before in Vaporis?



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Posted 05 March 2020 - 11:34 AM

N3p,

 

Very nice sketch of The Moon - Mare Vaporum - (The reptilian face) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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#4 frank5817

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 11:48 AM

N3p,

 

Well done. I have never seen this lighting in M Vaporum to catch this but I'll be looking for it in the future.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 09 March 2020 - 01:07 AM

A great sketch. Many different strukturieres in a small area.



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Posted 11 March 2020 - 06:09 PM

A great sketch. Many different strukturieres in a small area.

Thanks! Yep it's a complex place.



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Posted 11 March 2020 - 08:42 PM

wow this is a very beautiful sketch bravo.




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