Hipparchus, Albategnius and environs

Hipparchus, Albategnius and environs

Hipparchus, Albategnius and environs
Hipparchus, Albategnius and environs

Object Name: Moon landscape
Object Type Lunar Craters
Location Montreal, Canada
Date November 2, 2011
Media Pastel, black paper.

Here is a sketch I made on the 2nd of November between 21 :00 and 21:45 (local time in Montreal). Overlapping the terminator line, craters Hipparchus and Albategnius put on a nice show that evening. The high contrast of the landscape was propitious for a pastel sketch at the telescope. As the sun rose on the higher mountains and craterโ€™s edge, the interplay between light and darkness slowly unveiled new features on the moon surface. I captured an incomplete โ€œXโ€ at the upper right.

The sketch was scanned and the legend was added with Photoshop. The sketch however has not been “retouched”. I present it as it was at the end of the session.

Jean Barbeau


4 thoughts on “Hipparchus, Albategnius and environs”

  1. Hello Jean,
    A very impressive sketch, especially given how quickly you have produced it. I like the way you have captured the stark contrast of the terminator.

    -Ivan

  2. Jean,

    A great looking terminator sketch. It is important to sketch quickly as the scene can change quickly. Well done.

    Frank ๐Ÿ™‚

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