Sketching the Moon

An Astronomical Artist's Guide

  • Richard Handy
  • Deirdre Kelleghan
  • Thomas McCague
  • Erika Rix
  • Sally Russell

Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix, Sally Russell
    Pages 1-24
  3. Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix, Sally Russell
    Pages 25-36
  4. Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix, Sally Russell
    Pages 37-52
  5. Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix, Sally Russell
    Pages 53-68
  6. Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix, Sally Russell
    Pages 69-80
  7. Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix, Sally Russell
    Pages 81-101
  8. Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix, Sally Russell
    Pages 103-122
  9. Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix, Sally Russell
    Pages 123-147
  10. Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix, Sally Russell
    Pages 149-157
  11. Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix, Sally Russell
    Pages 159-171
  12. Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix, Sally Russell
    Pages 173-193
  13. Richard Handy, Deirdre Kelleghan, Thomas McCague, Erika Rix, Sally Russell
    Pages 195-209
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 211-233

About this book

Introduction

Soon after you begin studying the sky through your small telescope or binoculars, you will probably be encouraged by others to make sketches of what you see. Sketching is a time-honored tradition in amateur astronomy and dates back to the earliest times, when telescopes were invented. Even though we have lots of new imaging technologies nowadays, including astrophotography, most observers still use sketching to keep a record of what they see, make them better observers, and in hopes of perhaps contributing something to the body of scientific knowledge about the Moon. Some even sketch because it satisfies their artistic side.

The Moon presents some unique challenges to the astronomer-artist, the Moon being so fond of tricks of the light. Sketching the Moon: An Astronomical Artist’s Guide, by five of the best lunar observer-artists working today, will guide you along your way and help you to achieve really high-quality sketches.

All the major types of lunar features are covered, with a variety of sketching techniques applied to each. These techniques are explained and illustrated in ways that take the mystery out of artwork, rendering it (so to speak) more accessible to those observers interested in going farther than merely illustrating their notes.

So use this comprehensive and easy to follow guide to make astronomy more than science for you—make it also an art!

Keywords

Astronomical painting Astronomical sketching Illustrating Solar System objects Lunar art Lunar painting Lunar sketching Space art

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Handy
    • 1
  • Deirdre Kelleghan
    • 2
  • Thomas McCague
    • 3
  • Erika Rix
    • 4
  • Sally Russell
    • 5
  1. 1.PowayUSA
  2. 2.Bray, Co. WicklowIreland
  3. 3.Oak ForestUSA
  4. 4.ZanesvilleUSA
  5. 5.WokinghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0941-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0940-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0941-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
  • About this book