Occultation of Beta Scorpius by the Moon

Occultation of Beta Scorpii by the Moon

Occultation of Beta Scorpii by the Moon
Occultation of Beta Scorpii by the Moon

Object Name: The Moon and Beta Scorpius
Object Type: The Moon and a double star
Location: Haleakala Summit on Maui, HI
Date: August 14, 2013
Media: Pencil on a white sketch notebook page, reworked in GIMP and color inverted.
Because this event occurred over a short period of time, I was not able to make a detailed sketch of the moon. I’ve added details to one crater that lies near the double star which I’m guessing is Moretus. If anyone knows differently, please make a note of it in the comments.
The information about the equipment and the objects are included in the sketch submitted.
I give permission to display this sketch anywhere as long as I’m credited.
Thank you.

Steve McGaughey


3 thoughts on “Occultation of Beta Scorpii by the Moon”

  1. Steve,

    Beautiful details and progression. I feel I am at the eyepiece looking through with you.

    Warmest Aloha,

    Cindy (Thia)

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