September 27, 2023
40 Years Later
Originally published September 12, 2013
south up image and drawing by Leo Aerts, Belgium
In the seventies I made a lot of lunar drawings because photographic attempts gave very poor results. I thought it would be a good idea to forward you an example of today's imaging compared to the drawing result of the same lunar region, forty years earlier. Herewith a very recent imaging result of Piton compared with a drawing I made in 1973 with my 4" Unitron refractor. At that time I only needed a white piece of paper, drawing pencil and a gummi as correction tool.
CAW Note: I think this is the only the second time that an LPOD has featured a drawing and an image from the same person - does anyone know the first time?
Image: August 28th 2013. Celestron 14, 2.5x powermate projection, use of redfilter, dispersion corrector and a DMK webcam 21AU618.
21st Century Atlas chart 19.
Rukl's Atlas of the Moon: chart 12.
Times Atlas of the Moon: charts 9, 10, and 18.
Yesterday's LPOD: A Hearth in the Triade
Tomorrow's LPOD: Another Small Mystery