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First Sketch at Takahashi 76DCU: Moonregion Metius,Fabricius,Janssen 2021-10-24

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#1 starfire5

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 04:31 PM

Hello moon friends, at the end after 5 months did I get the opportunity to watch and sketch the moon again. This time it is a "first sketch" on my new "small telescope", if you can call it that. For a few days now I have been able to own a new little Takahshi Apo. Upgraded from my Tak 60CB, I was able to impressively convince myself of the performance of the Takahshi 76DCU! The compact and light weight 3-inch model has a fabulous contrast and fantastic image quality. The indicated crater region is drawn at 190x magnification - and there is still more in it - that is almost 3 times of the aperature diameter. The moon image in the little Tak is awesome. Hand-tracking on a small Berlebach tripod, I drew a group of craters that looked like a hexagon, which was just visible at the terminator. In the middle, the formation looked a bit like a flying paper kite. It is not an independent crater, but rather the visibility of the respective crater edges under the current position of the sun. I drew with Conte pastel pencils in white, gray and black on black Canson drawing paper. The drawing was only made at the eyepiece and has not been reworked. It is only scanned in and labeled. Thanks for looking and i hope, i have more time for sketching in teh future again, clear skies, Jens

 

Telescope: Takahashi 76DCU,  d=76mm / f=570 mm

Monut: Berlebach tripod

Eyepiece: Televue DeLite 3 mm => Magnification 190x

Prism: Zeiss T2 Amici

Date/Time: 24.10.2021 / 22.12 - 22.42 UTC

Air:  5°C, about 85% Huminidy, no wind

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 05:02 PM

This is an intriguing,very handsome rendition starfire.I like it a lot!              Michael



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Posted 25 October 2021 - 09:35 PM

Jens,

 

Very fine Lunar crater sketches. Nice to see you back.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 26 October 2021 - 12:58 PM

Jens,

 

Very good First Sketch at Takahashi 76DCU: Moonregion Metius,Fabricius,Janssen (O n 2021-10-24) smile.gif .

 

CDS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 01:31 PM

Hi Jens,

 

Your sketch is delightful, and I wish you many more clear nights with your new fine scope.

 

Darren.


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Posted 29 October 2021 - 08:37 AM

Hi Jens,

nice to see you back here!

Great sketch!

Achim:)

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Posted 01 November 2021 - 01:38 PM

Thanks for all your comments! Clear skies, Jens

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Posted 14 November 2021 - 12:59 AM

Thank you for that sketch. I always counts using very good instruments.


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Posted 14 November 2021 - 12:52 PM

Jens,

 

Excellent sketch to christen your new Tak! Congrats and looking forward to seeing more views through your new instrument.

 

Cindy


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Posted 14 November 2021 - 01:28 PM

Enjoy your new scope - looking forward to seeing more sketches like this one

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Posted 14 November 2021 - 05:52 PM

Breathtaking and such a beautiful sketch from you, Jens. 

 

190X with a small 76mm Takahashi apochromatic refractor produces must be most admirable.

 

Clear skies from Aubrey. 


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