September 27, 2023

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40 Years Later

Originally published September 12, 2013 LPOD-Sept12-13.jpg
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.

Leo Aerts

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?

Technical Details
Image: August 28th 2013. Celestron 14, 2.5x powermate projection, use of redfilter, dispersion corrector and a DMK webcam 21AU618.

Related Links
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


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