Copernicus Crater

Sunrise over Copernicus

Copernicus Crater
Copernicus Crater

Object Name: Copernicus crater
Object Type: Lunar crater
Location: Deventer, The Netherlands
Date: Februari 1st, 2012
Media: White pastel pencil on black paper

I made this pastel sketch of crater Copernicus from my backyard in Deventer, The Netherlands. It was very cold (15,8F) but the seeing was pretty good. I observed from 18.00UT till 19.00UT. Sketch is made with white pastel on black paper. The telescope I used was my old 3″ f/16 Polarex/Unitron refractor.

Clear skies,
Roel Weijenberg

6 thoughts on “Sunrise over Copernicus”

  1. A supreme effort. Well done. I particularly like the tonal range I find most sketches that start out on black remain too dark and those that start on white remain too light. You have bridged the gap. Well done. Most impressive.

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