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Lunar section work - drawings

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Lunar section work - drawings

Hi all

I've been a BAA member for a couple years and have on and off done variable star, meteor, aurorae work over the years 

I've now got a 10 inch dobson Ian and am starting to take a real interest in drawing the lunar landscape

Was wondering if a) this work is useful and b) are there any helpful guides given I've not drawn anything artistic for 30 years...and c) any recommendations  for good first subjects

Thanks for any helpful pointers in advance 

Alex Thomson 

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Lunar Section work - drawings

Hi Alex,

Yes, there is still great value in drawing the Moon's surface features, not least to help to familiarise yourself with the Moon's complex topography and ever-changing illumination. You will find more about possible observing programmes on the Lunar Section website, but feel free to contact me by e-mail if you have further questions. There is a book on techniques for sketching the Moon: Sketching the Moon: An Astronomical Artist's Guide, by Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix and Sally Russell (Springer, 2012). Hope this helps!

Bill Leatherbarrow

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Joined: 31/05/2015 - 10:40
Many thanks Bill 

Many thanks Bill 

I will check that book out and thanks for the offer of assistance too

Will be touch