Re: [lunar-observing] Re: New Contributor
- Paul,I'm not good at drawing what I see either, but I do enjoy photographing the moon. Its the same thing, there will always be someone who can take better photos, or draw better detail, but thats no reason to stop you from doing what you enjoy doing - and sharing your work. There are a few guys that put my photos to shame, but I still share what I take.The way I see it, visual observing and photography really arent that much different...the more time you spend at the telescope, the more you see, and / or the better your pictures become.I look forward to seeing some of your images...Michael Heim, KD0ARChief Engineer WWGY, WKST, WJSTNew Castle, PA
From: zapz66 <PZeller66@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 8:22 PM
Subject: [lunar-observing] Re: New Contributor
Thanks to everyone who wrote back. I'm looking forward to reading your posts and looking at the images, sketches, and descriptions. Hopefully I can contribute as well! Thanks also for the links.
As I wrote, my main goal now isn't to record TLP. I've always had the feeling that if I go to the eyepiece expecting to see unusual things, imagination will take over and I'll record something! For now I'm going to work on getting to know the Moon better and seeing how some of the areas and craters look at different times of the lunar cycle, as they come into view when they emerge from the terminator, how they look at Full Moon, and how they look when the sun is setting on them.
Good Observing to you.
PS - I have tried some sketches at the eyepiece but when I look at the one on the home page by Philip Morgan, and then look at mine, mine look pretty awful by comparison!