Crater Gassendi

Crater Gassendi
Crater Gassendi

Object Name: Gassendi crater
Object Type: Moon
Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country)
Date: 29-5-2015
Media: graphite pencil on white paper.


This is a sketch of the crater Gassendi, one of the most beautiful “fractured floor craters” on the moon.

The sketch was made through my 6” achromatic refractor (TS Individual 152/900), binoviewer, a pair of 8 mm eyepieces and glasspath at 293x. The seeing was variable, usually bad but with very good moments of few seconds that allowed me to perceive the structure called “Rima Gassendi”: a pattern of fractures inside the crater.

I hope you to enjoy with this sketch.

If you wish to read more about this observational report and others, please visit the web of my astronomical group (

Best regards.

David Sedano

5 thoughts on “Crater Gassendi”

  1. David,

    This is a nice capture of an interesting crater!
    Very well done!


  2. David,

    This is a very fine capture of crater Gassendi,
    you must be very happy with the result.

    Frank 🙂

  3. Thank you very much for your comments! I´m really happy with this sketch.


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