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Chalk-/charcoal sketch of craters Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus and Arzachel


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Dear all,

finally weather conditions, moon phase and a free evening fit together. So I could go for a lunar sketch again. This time, I selected the famous trio Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus and Arzachel. Frankly, I always struggle a bit with the outer rims fo the craters and the mostly rocky areas around the craters. And it's always a bit tricky to catch the exact positions of the smaller craters. I hope I managed to position the unnamed catena between Ptolemaeus and Müller well.
It's a pity that so many wonderful lunar features still lack official names.


Telescope: Celestron NexStar 127 SLT
Eyepiece: Explore Scientific 6.7mm/82°
Date & Time: January 10th, 2022 / 1745-1900 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. 20x30cm

Clear skies!


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