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    Oh my Alex, I had to do a double take to be certain it was not a photograph. But then I saw your name and knew it would be better than a camera image! This lone peak in releif is outstanding, with all the dramatic textures and light angles. I really do feel I am hovering in a craft looking down at this marvelous site. I have never actually observed this feature and now have added it to my "must see" list.

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    Truly an impressive sketch Alex. Your skills are amazing.
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    Thanks guys!

    Cindy, full Moon, girl! The limb of the full Moon The very phase we most curse, that's where the treasure lies...

    Actually, when seeing is really, really stable, like the night of this sketch, and you can really crank up the magnification, the vista that I saw reminds me expressly of those gorgeous Apollo photos of the rolling hills fading off as the roll back away from the light. The textures and stark lighting, the craters and mountains all in profile, not from just above. It really is beautiful.

    I will never get to fly around the Moon itself like Armstrong and his mates did. But this is a marvellous second best for me

    You know, both sketches of Drygalski I've now done have been at around 250X. I'd love to get a night when I can punch it all the way to 400X to view this area... That would be awesome...

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    This sketch is the bomb. Congratulations, you have a boatload of talent, sir.
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    Only you can make that hated moon to look desirable
    Amazing job Alex, as always!
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    G'day Alex, your skill makes everyone love the moon! Seriously mate, a beautiful piece of art.

 

 
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