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craters Hahn and Berosus nearing sunset

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#1 Randolph Jay

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 10:12 PM

I have been away from astronomy and astronomical sketching for many months and finally have been able to get out under a dark desert sky with my C-11.  While others might have waited until the waning moon was further along, I had no problem beginning my astronomy catch up with lunar observing.  I have sketched these two Imbrian age craters before but never under this illumination.  What a nice pair and what nice contrast between the two.  Hahn was already in shadow except a tiny bit of central peak showing while Berosus was still partly in sunlight with some very nice terracing evident.  Magnification was 312X, seeing maybe a IV and transparency excellent. North is to the right and east is at the top. Berosus was named after a Chaldean astronomer that lived in the 3rd century BCE and he believed the moon was composed partly of fire and that it's rotation was synchronous with its orbit around the Earth.  Not bad!  Thanks for looking and I hope my fellow sketchers are all doing well!

Clear skies!

Randolph

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 12:24 AM

Randolph,

 

Great to see you back.

Superb sketch of these two craters . It just so happens that I observed Hahn and Berosus the night you sketched them but unlike you I didn't sketch them. My loss. As always a real pleasure to see your work.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 23 October 2021 - 07:33 AM

Your drawing is a treat to see Randolph for several reasons.It's a striking capture with the lights and darks and as Frank said,'its great to see you back'.I couldn't agree more.Nicely drawn sir!                             Michael



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Posted 23 October 2021 - 07:44 AM

Very nice!  Love that central peak!  Well done and thanks for sharing.


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Posted 23 October 2021 - 10:44 AM

Randolph,

 

Very good sketch of Craters Hahn and Berosus (Nearing sunset) smile.gif .

 

CDS,KLU,

 

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 12:33 PM

Feels like I'm on a lunar orbiter, flying towards the terminator.  Very realistic capture.

 

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 03:55 PM

Beautifully sketched cameo, Randolph! 



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Posted 23 October 2021 - 06:56 PM

Thank you Frank, Michael, John, Tom, Eric and Ian!

Clear and stable skies,

Randolph



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Posted 24 October 2021 - 08:17 AM

HI Randolph,

 

It's great to see you back on the forum. And what way to mark it. That's a beautiful sketch - very well done!

Clear skies,

 

Darren,


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Posted 24 October 2021 - 04:38 PM

So nice to see you Randolph, and your work again. Your work is always inspiring

 

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 05:27 AM

> way from astronomy and astronomical sketching for many months

 

Astronomy brings pleasure in the doily routine! Please keep observing and sketching.


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Posted 25 October 2021 - 11:12 AM

Thank you all for taking the time to look and comment.

Uwe, the pandemic is the reason behind my not being able to observe the night sky.   Having been separated from my family and friends in the northeast US for so long (I would not fly until vaccinated), I spent months making up for lost time.

I had nothing to observe with except my eyes and there was a dearth of clear skies as well.  In fact it rained almost every day at least once in the Hudson Valley of NY that I used as home base as I tootled around the region seeing everyone!

Record rainfall amounts throughout the region was the defining characteristic of this past summer.  Sound familiar?

Clear skies!

Randolph


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