By David Sedano (Crater Gassendi)
Object Name: Gassendi crater
Object Type: Moon
Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country)
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 (www.laotramitad.org).