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Hi all,

tonight, the clouds vanished for some hours so I set up the Dobsonian on the terrace and did a lunar sketch again.

 

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Telescope: Martini 10" f/5 Truss tube Dobsonian
Eyepiece: Skywatcher 5mm UWA 58°
Date & Time: Feb 3rd, 1800-1900 CET
Location: home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
Technique: chalk and charcoal pens on black sketching paper
Size: 11"x11"
Literature: Craters of the Nearside Moon, Features of the Nearside Moon (both by John Moore)

Right in the center of the 200km Rima Hyginus, there's Hyginus itself which - as per Moore -- is assumed to be a volcanic caldera instead of an impact crater. Southwest of it there is the crater Hyginus A. Further to the west and south, Rimae Triesnecker lead to the crater Triesnecker whose northwestern rim wasn't illuminated yet.

Clear skies!

Achim

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Astonishing skills. Something to aspire to. I am very much at the other end of the scale when I at comes to lunar sketches.

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Excellent sketch. I do like to sketch the moon, but find it very frustrating as mine never turn out very well!

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