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Chalk-/charcoal sketch of Lacus Mortis with crater Bürg

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Dear all,

during a relaxing walk in the late afternoon I noticed the waxing crescent moon in a clear sky and decided to setup the telescope for a sketch. I selected Lacus Mortis which displayed a great shadow - I guess this was the shadow of crater Bürg combined with the lower western area of Lacus Mortis. Have a look:

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Telescope: Celestron NexStar 127 SLT
Eyepiece: Explore Scientific 6.7mm/82°
Date & Time: November 20th, 2020 / 1745-1830 CET
Location: Home terrace, Dusseldorf Region, Germany
Technique: Koh-i-Noor chalk, extra charcoal and whitecoal pens and pieces on Seawhite of Brighton black sketching paper
Size: appr. 21x28cm

Unfortunately the inner part of Bürg was still in shadow - same as Rimae Bürg west of it which was still hidden in the large shadow. But for waiting longer, the moon was too low and vanished behind the houses in the neighbourhood. At the southern edge of Lacus Mortis the crater pair Plana and Mason are right between Lacus Mortis and the Lacus Somniorum south of them.

Clear skies!

Achim

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Lovely drawing of a very interesting area. You inspired me to investigate this area a bit more on my lunar atlas. 👍

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That's great!

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Carrying on the Howard Hill  tradition, amazing.  Regards Andrew 

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Dear all,

thanks a lot for the great feedback and all the likes!

Clear skies!

Achim

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