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Chalk/charcoal sketch of craters Klaproth and Casatus

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#1 acr_astro

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 03:19 PM

Dear all,

 

at the end of a sunny day I set up my largest telescope, the 10" f/5 truss-tube dobsonian Martini to do a tiny chalk/charcoal sketch. I wandered the terminator up and down to select a target. Clavius and Tycho were already too bright, Aristarchus and Herodotus were still in the dark and once again a Gassendi sketch, I wasn't too keen on. I ended up pretty much at the southern limb and selected the area of Klaproth and Casatus:

 

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Telescope: Martini 10" f/5 Dobsonian
Eyepiece: Explore Scientific 6.7mm/82°
Date & Time: April 4th, 2020 / 2100-2145 CEST
Location: Home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
Technique: chalk, charcoal and whitecoal pens on black sketching paper
Size: about 8 x 12 cm

 

Clear skies!

 

Achim


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#2 Steve Haverl

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 04:15 PM

very nicely done - your representation of dark/light areas and shadows is quite realistic.!


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Posted 04 April 2020 - 04:24 PM

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 06:15 PM

Achim,

 

I saw that view last night too but I didn't sketch it  because I posted a sketch of the same region today that I made at the beginning of March. 

I like your sketch, it shows the two large secondary craters on the floor of Casatus.

Well done.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 04 April 2020 - 07:28 PM

Wow, nicely done and great detail!

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 03:49 AM

Hi all,

thanks a lot for the great feedback and the likes!

Clear skies!

Achim

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 04:40 AM

Great rendering of light and shadow, Achim! I like this a lot...bow.gif waytogo.gif


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 10:09 AM

Achim,

 

Very good  Chalk/charcoal sketch of craters Klaproth and Casatus smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 03:13 PM

Hi astronz and Tom,

thanks a lot for the feedback!

Tonight  I  looked up the craters and secondaries in my "Atlas and Gazetteer of the near side of the moon" and was able to identify most of them.

You can see the photo partly labelled online at: https://www.lpi.usra.../info.shtml?435

Clear skies!

Achim


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