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Craters Archimedes, Aristillus and Autolycus

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#1 Marvin452

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 03:56 PM

First sketch of the new year...

 

The moon was a beautiful sight this morning, great transparency but seeing was a bit difficult. Nevertheless these craters stood out from all the rest, great elongated shadows near the terminator giving stark contrast to the gray/white flat surface. I'll admit knowing little about these craters, it was the way they looked that made me want to sketch and photograph them. 

 

Sketch done at the eyepiece, black Canson pastel paper, white and black charcoal blended with a Q-tip and fingers. Image scanned and converted to .jpg.

 

01/05/2020 0405 - 0500 hrs. LT, (0905-1000 UTC)

Cape Coral, Florida. 54 Deg F (12.2C) 50 deg dewpoint

Seeing: 2/5 Transparency: 5/5

C9.25 SCT 10mm ep for 235X

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 04:14 PM

Here's a low res image I took before sketching.

 

Trent

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 04:16 PM

Very well done! I must give Moon sketching a try. So far, I've only sketched open clusters. But sketching really gives a person time to really observe what can be seen. This will vary with seeing, telescope being used, lighting conditions (on the Moon), etc. In any case thanks for sharing those inspiring results.

 

Best Regards,

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 04:22 PM

Trent,

 

Very nice sketches of Craters Archimedes, Aristillus and Autolycus smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 06:16 PM

What a great start to this year Trent,really handsome sketch!



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Posted 05 January 2021 - 06:51 PM

Superb rendition, Trent. 

 

How I truly admire each and every one of your sketches. 

You are definitely one of the finest I have noticed here on Cloudy Nights.   

 

I hope you don't mind me saying what I find rather amusing about this particular sketch is how Autolycus and Aristillus look like 2 large eyes. 

And Archimedes is an even bigger mouth. 

This is something I have never seen before! waytogo.gif

 

Clear skies from Aubrey. 



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Posted 06 January 2021 - 04:11 AM

Beautiful handling of the lighting and shadow details in this sketch, Trent! waytogo.gif bow.gif


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Posted 06 January 2021 - 04:37 AM

Superb rendition, Trent. 

 

How I truly admire each and every one of your sketches. 

You are definitely one of the finest I have noticed here on Cloudy Nights.   

 

I hope you don't mind me saying what I find rather amusing about this particular sketch is how Autolycus and Aristillus look like 2 large eyes. 

And Archimedes is an even bigger mouth. 

This is something I have never seen before! waytogo.gif

 

Clear skies from Aubrey. 

Wow, now that you have pointed that out, I cant stop seeing the face!! lol.gif


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Posted 06 January 2021 - 10:37 AM

Trent,

 

This is a very fine sketch of craters Archimedes, Aristillus and Autolycus.

This is a very skillful presentation.waytogo.gif

 

frank :)



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Posted 07 January 2021 - 04:17 AM

Thank you Russ, Tom, Michael, Aubrey, Astronz and Frank!


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Posted 07 January 2021 - 02:22 PM

Absolutely splendid!!  And beautiful and evocative of that sense of mystery in lunar landscapes!   

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 08:53 PM

Beautiful! Fine job!

 

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 12:30 AM

> white and black charcoal ..

 

Which wood gives white charcoal? (Could not resist. I assume it's chalk).

 

Thank you for sharing.




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