Gassendi is my favourite crater due to its many varied features. This
crater has it all, with central peaks, craterlets, internal rilles,
and a breached crater wall where the Sea of Moisture has flooded in.
It also borders onto a rough highland region. You can spend a lot of
time just taking in the whole view let alone trying to sketch it. In
fact the biggest problem that one faces when doing lunar sketches has to
be deciding on the level of detail to include. Sketch was done April
30/2004 using graphite pencils, black ink and whiteout on white
paper. Telescope was a 6″ Maksutov Newtonian with binoviewer 20mm
eyepieces and 2x barlow.
Teulon, Manitoba, Canada