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Lunar sunrise over Aristillus and Autolycus

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#1 acr_astro

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 02:55 PM

Dear all,

 

tonight I spent an hour with the moon and did a chalk/charcoal sketch of the lunar sunrise over craters Aristillus and Autolycus:

 

20200331_Aristillus_Autolycus_small.JPG

 

Telescope: Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT

Eyepiece: Explore Scientific 6.7mm/82°

Date & Time: March 31st 2020 / 2015-2115 CEST

Location: home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany

Technique: Koh-i-Noor chalk and charcoal blocks and pens and whitecoal pen on black sketching paper

Size: 30x30cm

 

Clear skies!

 

Achim


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 03:39 PM

Perhaps the skies will clear and I’ll get a chance to see the change that a few hours brings! Thanks for posting your detailed image!


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 03:59 PM

very pretty, it looks like a photo.
you have a lot of talent .
thank you and congratulations.


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 04:00 PM

Wow, great work!


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 04:44 PM

Love it, can you elaborate on your technique? what type of canvas/paper, pencils, etc.


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 08:18 PM

Achim,

 

Excellent sketch of the pair exiting shadow. The dark floors really make them look mysterious.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 08:23 PM

That is quite exquisite.  So much texture!

Regards,

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 12:09 AM

Hello Achim, thanks for this famous sketch! Perhabs this night we have another chance to watch the moon. Clear skies, Jens
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Posted 01 April 2020 - 01:25 AM

Lieber Achim,

 

a real nice sketch. It has the impression of a real view into the eyepiece.


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 10:24 AM

Achim

 

Very nice sketch of Lunar Sunrise over Aristillus and Autolycus smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 12:59 PM

Hi all,

thanks a lot for your wonderful feedback! :)

Digging in my lunar atlases, I tried to figure out if the shallow ghost crater north of Aristillus is a named feature: As far as I can see, it is not. :( I'm a bit disappointed because I think a lunar feature with a diameter of around 30 to 35 kilometres deserves a name, doesn't it?
Anyhow, it was great to see even this feature appear slowly from the darkness!

When looking in the Rükl atlas, I noticed that the black spot on the north-eastern rim of Autolycus has been the secondary crater Autolycus A.

For me sketching craters is three times pleasure:
1st: Doing the sketch on a peaceful terrace.
2nd: Sharing the sketch here and enjoying your replies.
3rd: looking up the features in lunar books and read about it.

Clear skies!

Achim

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 05:02 PM

I also can't find it named. A petition should be started to name this feature. What would you name it? Ghost of Imbrium?


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Posted 18 April 2020 - 03:07 PM

Dear all,

due to cloudy weather tonight, I spent some time with a silverpoint pen to redraw the sketch. It looks a bit like observed during daytime: 

 

20200331_Aristillus_Autolycus_silverpoint.jpg

 

Clear skies!

Achim


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Posted 18 April 2020 - 03:34 PM

Achim,

 

That is an unusual re-sketch but I like it. It shows quite a bit of fine detail and does look like a daytime view.

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Frank


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Posted 23 April 2020 - 07:04 AM

Lieber Achim,

 

I see you started with silverpoint! It depends much on the paper how dark the sketch will get. If you tell me your snail address I send you some papers I have.


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