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Mars occultation - Dec 2022

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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 08 December 2022 - 11:23 AM

Hi sketchers!

Here South France we had a nice time to make a global observation of the event.

I spend my time to observe the approach of the Moon facing Mars, also made an estimation of the duration of the disparition (34,5 sec), make two pastels of the contacts (in and out) and after the last contact, I walked in the top of the hill village to make some view prior to some souvenir watercolors.

 

Here the pastels made directly through the eyepiece of my refractor.

 

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Kind regards

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Edited by Aquarellia, 08 December 2022 - 11:40 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2022 - 11:34 AM

Fabulous views coming and going Michel!  Glad you had clear skies.  Great detail on both objects.

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Posted 08 December 2022 - 12:04 PM

Hi sketchers!

Here South France we had a nice time to make a global observation of the event.

I spend my time to observe the approach of the Moon facing Mars, also made an estimation of the duration of the disparition (34,5 sec), make two pastels of the contacts (in and out) and after the last contact, I walked in the top of the hill village to make some view prior to some souvenir watercolors.

 

Here the pastels made directly through the eyepiece of my refractor.

 

attachicon.gif20221208Mars-s_h.jpg

 

Kind regards

Michel

Beautiful! Amazing sketches.

 

Bob


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Posted 08 December 2022 - 12:23 PM

Michel,

 

These are very impressive sketches of Mars and the Moon. I was taken by surprise when it was clear after being cloudy all afternoon and not predicted to clear.

Love this work.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 08 December 2022 - 04:41 PM

Beautiful sketches, Michel! We're all very envious in the Southern Hemisphere as we didn't get the occultation! I note that your transit time of 34.5 seconds was very close to the moons angular diameter! waytogo.gif


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Posted 09 December 2022 - 03:09 PM

Delightful sketches Michel...love how you captured details on the Red planet too...very nice!
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Posted 10 December 2022 - 02:17 AM

This is a real great sketch. Thank you.


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Posted 10 December 2022 - 04:12 AM

Fantastic bow.gif bow.gif


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Posted 10 December 2022 - 07:46 AM

Another great piece to add to your collection of wonderful renderings.Bravo,splendide!                    Michael


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Posted 10 December 2022 - 11:08 AM

Michel,

 

Very nice sketches of Mars occultation - (Dec 2022) smile.gif .

 

CDS,KLU,

 

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Posted 10 December 2022 - 12:57 PM

Wonderful, thanks!
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Posted 12 December 2022 - 09:19 PM

Michel It's Beautiful your blending is seamless,

The mountains on the limb are mesmerizing leading you to the Marsterpiece (Mars), the God of War is happy tonight!

Thank you

Best Reguards Jon 


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Posted 12 December 2022 - 10:13 PM

Nicely done! Bravo! waytogo.gif


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Posted 14 December 2022 - 11:03 PM

Michel, nicely recorded coming and going! This event was not visible for me so I am happy to see the many sketches here on CN

 

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Posted 16 December 2022 - 09:28 PM

Those are wonderful!  I had clouds so no chance to see it. 


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Posted 18 December 2022 - 02:01 AM

Very nice sketches.

 

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