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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Jan 15, 2014

Moon photo, and a drawing of a lunar crater

Sometimes an astronomical drawing can capture what a photo cannot.

View larger. | A waxing gibbous moon.  The insert shows a drawing of the lunar crater Copernicus.   Photo and drawing by Jean-Baptiste Feldmann.  Visit Jean-Baptiste Feldmann - photographies.

View larger. | A waxing gibbous moon. The insert shows a drawing of the lunar crater Copernicus. Photo and drawing by Jean-Baptiste Feldmann. Visit Jean-Baptiste Feldmann – photographies.

Jean-Baptiste Feldmann posted this photo and drawing on EarthSky Facebook on January 11, 2014. He wrote:

Drawing of the lunar crater Copernicus. Located in the western part of the Oceanus Procellarum, Copernicus is a superb 93-km-diameter lunar crater formed less than a billion years following the tremendous impact of a small asteroid. Mounting below presents a photograph of the waxing gibbous moon (taken with a Finepix HS20 housing) and a drawing of the crater close-up (directed to the telescope with a magnification of 200 times).

Thank you, Jean-Baptiste!

For more astronomical drawings, visit the website Belt of Venus

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