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Old 15-10-2010, 05:48 AM
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Craters sketch 14-10-10

Hi everyone,

its been a very long time since I've posted an obs report and yesterday night I had lots of high cloud and then later it completely clouded up.

Any way i decided to take out the scope to test out my newly acquired 6mm and 9mm Tmb planetary type II eps.They are realy nice eps.

The craters I decided to sketch are Theophilus and Cyrillus.They an interesting pair of overlapping craters.Theophilus had many centered peak and terraced wall.Cyrillus had 2 central peaks with terraced walls and a small crater to the left.

I used an 80a blue filter to bring down the brightness of the moon it worked great.I used the 9mm tmb with my 2x barlow giving me a power of 200x.

I also had a look at Jupiter in which i observed a shadow transit of Io.

Clouds came racing in and i ended up packing up.
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ps-for the sketch i used a 2b pencil with a paper stump.
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Old 15-10-2010, 02:06 PM
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Hi Orestis, glad to hear that you finally got a chance to look at something again. Great sketch, as always. I'm also glad to hear that you're happy with your new glass.
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Old 15-10-2010, 03:01 PM
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Terrific sketches mate! good on you
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Old 15-10-2010, 03:52 PM
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Nice work, mate.

The moon presents so much detail that it can be hard deciding where to stop a sketch as the surrounding detail actually forms part of the striking nature of any one or group of craters.

I'm still waiting to get to use my brand new, shiny 9mm TMB Planetary, , and it doesn't look good for this weekend either, .
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Old 15-10-2010, 03:55 PM
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Thanks guys,

Alex-Hope you get to try out your new 9mm Tmb soon.Its great.

regards orestis
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Old 15-10-2010, 05:34 PM
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One suggestion, if I may, when sketching the moon, you well know that its black shadows are really, really black. I read you use a 2B pencil, great! that's what I use too. For the really black areas, look at
using a 6B. Art stores & some newsagents also have a pencil called "EE", which, unlike graphite pencils, has no sheen to it at all and is really black- particularly good for lunar sketches.
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Old 15-10-2010, 07:27 PM
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Thanks for the tip Alex.

cheers orestis
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Great sketch, you have got some nice details there and a good distinction between light and dark areas.
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Those are very nice sketches, good job!
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Old 16-10-2010, 07:18 AM
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Thanks guys,

This is my second time trying lunar sketching and i am finding it quite enjoyable.

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Old 20-10-2010, 11:19 AM
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Hi Orestis,

You may find this link inspirational for Lunar sketching, and done using a little 3" reflector!!

http://www.asod.info/?p=4034

Seriously good stuff, WOW!

Mental.

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Great sketch Orestis. I love your use of shading and contrast.
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Old 21-10-2010, 03:37 PM
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Thanks Suzy,

Alex-That is an awesome sketch.wish i could sketch like that.well practise makes perfect.

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