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Lunar sketch: Clavius et al.

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#1 Roel

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 05:01 AM

The Moon at maximum altitude early in the evening, a comfortable temperature and good seeing conditions: a perfect night for a backyard moon sketch.

So I grabbed my new 102mm ED telescope, a white pastel pencil and a piece of paper, and off I went!

 

At the start of the observing session the seeing was great. Magnifications well over 200x could be used, but the best image was provided by a 7mm Delite + 2x Barlow (204x). I decided to sketch the large crater Clavius (225km according to Rükl). Something I wanted to do for a long time, but Clavius always scared me off a bit: there is just so much detail to see, and schadows change so quikly!

 

Aside from the four well know craters on Clavius' floor, many small and tiny craterlets could be seen scattered around. By the time I started sketching those, the seeing went a bit bad. I suggest more craterlets could be seen with my refractor when seeing is perfect. After one hour of sketching the drawing was finished.

 

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Media used: 1 white paste pencil on black paper. Sketch scanned and flipped for correct orientation, no further editing.
On the original sketch the diameter of Clavius is around 4 inch.


Edited by Roel, 23 February 2021 - 06:53 AM.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 07:23 AM

This is a splendid rendition Roel with a very high impact visually.Excellent sketch!


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 10:09 AM

Roel,

 

Beautiful sketch of crater Clavius in excellent light and attended by Scheiner and Blancanus.

 

Well done.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 11:51 AM

Hi Roel,

that's a great sketch - looking like a photo!

Clear skies!

Achim

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 01:50 PM

Roel,

 

Good sketch of  Clavius et al. smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 08:44 PM

Very impressive, astounding job.



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Posted 23 February 2021 - 11:39 PM

super super EXCELLENT execution !

A wonderful drawing, and Gifted application of pastel !!!

 

Art ... AND science !!!

 

Beautiful  !!


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 01:32 AM

Astoundingly good rendition of one of favorite lunar features, Roel! bow.gif waytogo.gif



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Posted 24 February 2021 - 06:19 AM

Well done, a beautiful drawing of a difficult and complex subject.

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 11:36 AM

Amazing art work! I like how you have the flashlight hanging from your diagonal. I'm going to try that out!

Ed


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#11 Roel

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 06:56 AM

Thanks for your kind words! smile.gif



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Posted 26 February 2021 - 05:55 AM

This sketch is photo like. I like it very much.



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Posted 27 February 2021 - 03:00 AM

Good job.
Nice lunar image.
Thank you and best regards.
Pedro.



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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:28 PM

Magnificent!!! 

 

You've created a most beautiful picture of Clavius - congratulations Roel!

 

Clear skies,

Darren.



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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:42 PM

Wow, I'm absolutely blown away by this sketch. The detail is amazing and I'm impressed all you used was a white pastel pencil. Could easily mistake this for a photo. 




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