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#1 acr_astro

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 02:09 PM

Dear all,

 

during these odd and hard days on our planet just staying home, I enjoyed having a look at the three-day old moon just for clearing the mind a bit. I spend relaxing forty minutes doing the sketch. Here it is:

 

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Telescope: Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT

Eyepiece: Maxvision 24mm/68°

Date & Time: March 27th 2020 / 1910-1950 CEST

Location: home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany

Technique: Koh-i-Noor chalk and charcoal and whitecoal pens on greyish Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper

Size: 24 x 32 cm

 

Stay healthy!

 

Clear skies!

 

Achim


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Posted 27 March 2020 - 05:00 PM

Hello Achim, nice to see a new fine complete moon-sketch from you! I've sketched the last 4 nights in row to "clean my brain". During sketching i forget everything... Tonight my observatory is closed, i have to sleep...stay healthy and clear skies, Jens


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Posted 27 March 2020 - 05:04 PM

Achim, I have always admired those who have the courage and persistence to tackle the whole lunar disk. Great job! bow.gif


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Posted 27 March 2020 - 09:51 PM

Achim,

 

Very fine Waxing Crescent Moon.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:24 AM

Hi Jens, astronz and Frank,

thanks for your feedback and thanks to all for the likes!

>"Achim, I have always admired those who have the courage and persistence to tackle the whole lunar disk."

Actually often it isn't the courage to go for the whole lunar disk: It's more the restrictions of poor seeing or lack of time which prevent me sometimes of doing detailed crater sketches at higher magnifications.
However, I'm happy with that option too!

Clear skies!

Achim

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 12:00 PM

Achim,

 

Very good sketch of Three-day Old Moon just after sunset smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 08:46 PM

Love seeing a sketch of the full moon instead of just a crater. Both options are difficult in their own way, and you did a great job with this. One of these days I hope I have the motivation to do more than just a crater. Heck, I typically avoid nearby craters and just focus on one.


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