Both of these sketches were centered on different parts of Mare Cimmerium. Try as I did I could not pick out Sinus Gomer. Hesperia and Syrtis Minor were clearly visible. Amazonis and Elysium appeared clear and featureless. With the sketch I made on the twenty first near the western terminator Mare Sirenum was easily seen. South Polar cap and North Polar hood were both visible. The view on the twenty first provided much better than average seeing so I was able to use higher magnification (498x) that evening. On the nineteenth the seeing was below average and I was unable to exceed a magnification of 398x.
Sketch and Equipment:
Sketch using 2B and HB graphite and assorted color pencils, blending stumps, white Pearl eraser on white sketching paper, dark background created using Gimp 2.8
Temperature: 24ᵒ C (75ᵒ F) skies mostly clear, calm, seeing 3/5 - 4/5
Equipment Used: 16” f/4.41 Dobsonian, 4 mm and 6 mm eyepieces, filter used during observing polarizing only, sketch was made with filter in place both nights.