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Aristarchus, Herodotus and Vallis Schroteri

© Alexander Massey.  Craters Aristarchus, Herodotus & Vallis Schröteri, 2012 February 4. C5, f/10, at 250x. This sketch was co-winner of the first RASC Astrosketchers' Contest.

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Mare Crisium

Mare Crisium as sketched by E.M. Brook on December 3rd, 1895 at Simcoe, Ontario. 12-inch reflector.

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Clavius #2

Clavius, as sketched by Miss Helen Stennett, Simcoe, Ontario, 1897. 12½" reflector.

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Clavius

Clavius, as sketched by Miss Cora Beemer, Simcoe, Ontario, 1897.

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Bay of Rainbows #2

The Bay of Rainbows (Sinus Iridum), as sketched by Miss Cora Beemer, Simcoe, Ontario, 1897. 12½" reflector.

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Bay of Rainbows

The Bay of Rainbows (Sinus Iridum), as sketched by Miss Cora Beemer, Simcoe, Ontario, 1897. 12½" reflector.

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Hercules and Surrounds

© Alexander Massey   I’m throwing my hat into the ring with this sketch of the crater Hercules and surrounds. An average night’s start ended with quite stable conditions to be able to see very fine details. A multitude of fine riles, escarpments and stunning long shadows along the terminator was a dramatic scene I could not resist.

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Aristarchus, Herodotus et Vallis Schroteri

© Alexander Massey   This sketch is of one of the brightest features on the Moon, the crater Aristarchus. The brilliantly illuminated internal western wall requires time to spy out the many fine details within it, otherwise these features would be washed out. A myriad of riles radiate out from this crater.

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Naked-eye Moon Tantramar Marsh

Naked-eye Moon Tantramar Marsh on 2012 January 2. Sketch © R.A. Rosenfeld.

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Copernicus

Silvia Graca ©   I drew this picture on September 14th, 2013 from about 9:15 PM to 10:30 PM CDT from Winnipeg Manitoba. I used a Mead LightSwitch telescope with a 2 inch 8 MM eyepiece. I used graphite pencils and an eraser.

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