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Old 15-08-2011, 08:35 PM
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Crater Plato through to North Pole

Hi again,

Well, I did manage a session a couple of nights later. Seeing was pretty good too, with the finest of riles visible. Beautiful stuff, and with a 30 year old scope. She doesn't make me coffee, but she does satisfy, .

The seeing was just so good, I got a bit carried away with the range of the sketch. Plato and some if its surroundings would have been enough, but I couldn't resist following the Terminator down to the north pole and a little down the limb. It was a bit much in the end, and had had enough by then.

Seeing the Alpine Valley so clearly was a must include too. An interesting exercise to achieve the necessary effects too. White on white is always a challenge.

Not my best, but some elements I do like.

Object: Crater Plato through to North Pole, 2 1/2 hours
Scope: C8
Gear: 9mm TMB Type II, 222X
Date: 8th August, 2011
Location: Sydney
Media: White & grey pastel, black charcoal and white ink on A5 size black paper.
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