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acr_astro

Chalk-/charcoal sketch of lunar crater Copernicus

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Dear all,

yesterday evening, I started observing the moon and sketching crater Copernicus even 15min before sunset. The contrast on the moon wasn't perfect yet, but on the other hand the contrast on the sketching paper was better - no need for LED.  Copernicus with its prominent ray system is wonderfully appearing on the full moon but this time I just concentrated on the 96km crater itself:

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Telescope: Celestron NexStar 127SLT
Eyepiece: ExploreScientific 6.7mm/82°
Date & TIme: June 12th, 2019 / 2130-2230 CEST
Location: home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
Technique: Koh-i-Noor chalk and charcoal pens on black sketching paper
Size: appr. 30x30cm

Looking in my filed skeches, I figured out that I have visited Copernicus five years ago. Here's a comparison of the two sketches showing some changes in technique:

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Clear skies!

Achim

 

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Great one Achim. I really like the contrast and effects you're managing to get using charcoal. Beautifully drawn and observed.

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I envy your skill and 'penmanship' Achim. A wonderful sketch.

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Wonderful sketch. When ever I tried the chalk and charcoal technique I put the end result in a bin. Lovely to see such competent artwork. Mike

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Beautiful job! My work is no where near that level! Great job and thanks for sharing!

Rob

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50 minutes ago, ScouseSpaceCadet said:

That is amazing. There's so much talent contributing to this forum, it's rather humbling!

 

It definitely is humbling. Sometimes I just go thru the sketch section to look at the amazing art done by others.

Rob

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Dear all,

thanks a lot for the great feedback and the likes!

Clear skies

Achim

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