Eratosthenes Crater
Eratosthenes Crater

Object Name: Eratosthenes
Object Type: Lunar crater
Location: Teulon Manitoba Canada
Date: March 31, 2012
Media: graphite pencil, and ink on white paper approx 20cm. x 20 cm. Image flipped and some highlights added with Iphoto
Telescope: Celestron Ultima 8 with binoviewer at ~ 200x

I thought I might try sketching Copernicus that was just on the terminator with a rapidly emerging crater floor, but I was intimidated by the idea of doing that large ejecta blanket. So I chose the smaller Eratosthenes instead which was nicely placed and had some very intriguing shadows. The moon was viewed under very good seeing, but my seeing of the sketching paper wasn’t quite as good– I wasn’t aware that one of my pencils was scratching the paper. Not entirely happy with some of my textures here and my rendering of the southern ejecta, but have run out of time for this, now.

2 thoughts on “Eratosthenes”

  1. Gerry,

    An awesome sketch of Eratosthenes. Beautiful, detailed work on all the features inside and surrounding the crater.

    Frank 🙂

  2. Gerry,

    Wonderful detailed sketch. Would have never known there was a problem with textures!


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