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
Edited by starfire5, 25 October 2021 - 04:36 PM.