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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 11:01 AM

On November 24th the weather conditions were not optimal at Belgium. There was a lot of high clouds. Time to experiment...

 

Because I had recently looked regulary at Mars with a red filter (to fight bad seeing), I wanted to test it on the moon too. A red moon looks weird, but you get used to it (after all I've been looking at a green sun for years through a continuum filter). Another thing on my to-do list for a long time was making a film of the sketching process. The target of the evening was the famous crater Clavius. It has not become a masterpiece, but the video makes up for a lot: https://youtu.be/8YRymsMuA3k 😊

 

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 11:06 AM

I enjoyed both Jef,your finished drawing and the video!


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Posted 25 November 2020 - 11:08 AM

I like your sketching technique -- you've got some great talent.  How long did it take you to complete the sketch?  


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Posted 25 November 2020 - 11:13 AM

Jef,

 

Nice sketch of crater Clavius smile.gif .

 

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 11:20 AM

How long did it take you to complete the sketch?  

About one hour.



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Posted 25 November 2020 - 11:23 AM

Jef,

 

Wonderful sketch of  crater Clavius and superb video showing exactly how you did it.

Excellent post.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 25 November 2020 - 11:23 AM

Very nice sketch Jef, and the video too, I like the art you show, it seems you perfecly know what to do.

 

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 12:01 PM

FYI: the 'flashes' in the video is my left arm that keeps putting the moon back in the eyepiece wink.gif



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Posted 25 November 2020 - 12:06 PM

Jef  -  You did a wonderful job.  Really enjoyed the video....kinda like watching cat videos: Once I start watching I CAN'T STOP!!!

 

I do visual observing from my B4/5 home skies.  I generally observe deep sky and after a few years at it I'm beginning to see more and more detail.  Of course the moon kills our deep sky for a good part of the month and so I've considered drawing sketching of Luna.

 

I have a Fine Arts degree, and primarily I'm a painter, acrylics, oils, watercolor and pen and ink.  I am inspired by some of the work I see on CN, including your's, and I may take a swing at it.

 

If I may ask, what's your telescope/EP/mount set up?  Thanks for sharing your work!   J


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Posted 25 November 2020 - 12:40 PM

If I may ask, what's your telescope/EP/mount set up?  Thanks for sharing your work!   J

I have a 30 cm Newton on a Dobson mount. Most of my EP are Nagler Type 6 (82°). They are not ideal for sketching deep sky (I can't see the edge), but they keep the object longer in view (because I have no tracking). For sketching the moon I use a lot of light. My set up (for moonsketching) looks like this:

 

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You have have a Fine Arts degree... wow! Can't wait to see a moonsketch of your hand jump.gif


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Posted 26 November 2020 - 04:40 AM

Hi Jef, 

 

Very many thanks for creating the time-lapse video. I've always admired your lunar sketches, and often wondered how you create them. Thanks this video I gained an insight into your masterpieces. Also, I love your setup... Very nice indeed!

 

Clear skies,

 

Darren. 


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Posted 26 November 2020 - 02:49 PM

Lovely sketch, and thanks for the time lapse video!
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Posted 26 November 2020 - 05:49 PM

Jef,

 

Beautiful work! bow.gif bow.gif bow.gif


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Posted 26 November 2020 - 09:26 PM

Nice sketch, Jef and thanks for posting the video.  smile.gif


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