2014 02 10, 10.13-day-old Moon

The evening started off clear with crisp views. The clouds moved in shortly after the terminator was sketched, so I concentrated on adding key identifiable features on the lunar disk like rays, maria and bright craters. The session ended at 0330 UT (2100 local time) as the sky became completely overcast, leaving me with an unfinished sketch.

2014 02 10, 0045-0330UT (-6) 10.13-day-old Moon
Erika Rix, Texas, http://www.pcwobservatory.com
102mm f/9.8 refractor, LXD75, 13% T filter, 20mm, 50x
S: Antoniadi I, T: 5/6 degrading to 0/6, Temp: 58F, H: 53%, clear to 100% overcast
Colongitude: 32.5°
Phase: 53.9°
Lunation: 10.13 days
Illumination: 79.4%

20140210 10.13d

Eyepiece sketch on black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte crayon, white charcoal pencil, black Derwent charcoal pencil, black woodless oil pencil, blending stump.


~ by Erika Rix on February 14, 2014.

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