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Mike JW

Crater Burg

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On the same evening as sketching Atlas and Hercules, I wandered over to Crater Burg. I was fascinated by the multi shades of grey , something I do not recall seeing so a sketch was in order.  Burg is 15 to 20 km across and is known as a complex crater despite its relative small size. It has a central peak ( are there two tops - I thought so at times but could not be sure. Professional images do indeed show twin central peaks).  The small crater floor  was a definite darker shade with very obvious terrace walls giving rise to the different shades. What is also interesting is that the crater rim looked a bit irregular at times.

This is the second time I have sketched this crater. Last visit I saw more of the wrinkle ridges that lie around it but less detail within the crater. (Different illumination). Last nights sketch is on the left.



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Two very interesting - and great -sketches there.  It really does highlight how different conditions can effect what we see...

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One of my favourite craters. That huge pimple in the middle is quite unusual.

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