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.

Hi

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).

Best regards.

David Sedano