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    Do amateur photos of the bright crater Aristarchus show the details of old drawings?

    In my searches of old articles in arXiv and SAO NASA and elsewhere, I came across three old articles from astronomy publications that show carefully done drawings of the bright lunar crater Aristarchus. My telescope needs to be cleaned out, so I was wondering meantime if anyone's observations or photos show the level of detail, correct or not, of the same crater. Do the drawings seem to be accurate? It's odd we've become so focused on looking at NASA photos of the Moon and not our own observations of the same. Hope to get my own mirror cleared and ready to go soon.


    https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/19.....31R/abstract
    Contributions to Selenography, Part I, Aristarchus, 1957-1960
    Robinson, L. J.
    Describes the observational aspects of Aristarchus crater band system. From observations under nearly perfect conditions Robinson has found that the bands of Aristarchus are not internally homogeneous, but are composed of untold numbers of filaments as well as light and dark nodules. Includes author's map based on approximately 25 drawings and photographs secured by Robinson in 1957-60.
    The Strolling Astronomer, Volume 16, Issue 1-2, p.31-35
    February 1962

    https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/19.....35R/abstract
    Aristarchus from Sunrise to Sunset
    Reese, E. J.
    Detailed description of changes observed around the lunar crater Aristarchus at different sun angles.
    The Strolling Astronomer, Volume 10, Issue 3-4, p.35-37
    April 1956

    https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/19.....95W/abstract
    Aristarchus
    Wilkins, H. P.
    Description of the crater with accompanying drawing.
    The Strolling Astronomer, Volume 6, Issue 7, p.95-97
    July 1952
    Do good work. —Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    In my searches of old articles in arXiv and SAO NASA and elsewhere, I came across three old articles from astronomy publications that show carefully done drawings of the bright lunar crater Aristarchus. My telescope needs to be cleaned out, so I was wondering meantime if anyone's observations or photos show the level of detail, correct or not, of the same crater. Do the drawings seem to be accurate? It's odd we've become so focused on looking at NASA photos of the Moon and not our own observations of the same. Hope to get my own mirror cleared and ready to go soon.


    https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/19.....31R/abstract
    Contributions to Selenography, Part I, Aristarchus, 1957-1960
    Robinson, L. J.
    Describes the observational aspects of Aristarchus crater band system. From observations under nearly perfect conditions Robinson has found that the bands of Aristarchus are not internally homogeneous, but are composed of untold numbers of filaments as well as light and dark nodules. Includes author's map based on approximately 25 drawings and photographs secured by Robinson in 1957-60.
    The Strolling Astronomer, Volume 16, Issue 1-2, p.31-35
    February 1962

    https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/19.....35R/abstract
    Aristarchus from Sunrise to Sunset
    Reese, E. J.
    Detailed description of changes observed around the lunar crater Aristarchus at different sun angles.
    The Strolling Astronomer, Volume 10, Issue 3-4, p.35-37
    April 1956

    https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/19.....95W/abstract
    Aristarchus
    Wilkins, H. P.
    Description of the crater with accompanying drawing.
    The Strolling Astronomer, Volume 6, Issue 7, p.95-97
    July 1952
    Roger, I get no usable infomation from any of these links, only lists of abatracts?. What am I doing wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Mendenhall View Post
    Roger, I get no usable infomation from any of these links, only lists of abatracts?. What am I doing wrong?
    Go to the right, click on the leftmost icon under Full Text Sources. There should be papers with pen illustrations.
    Do good work. —Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Mendenhall View Post
    Roger, I get no usable infomation from any of these links, only lists of abstracts?. What am I doing wrong?
    Here are the direct links to the articles and illos.

    http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/p...tAst..16...31R

    http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/p...tAst..10...35R

    http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/p...tAst...6...95W
    Do good work. —Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom

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    Got them, all three. Thank you. As a long time reader of S&T, I enjoy looking at old drawings by astronomer's drawings and comparing them with photos.

    Here is a good photo link(many phots!):

    https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...g&action=click

    Regards, John M
    Last edited by John Mendenhall; 2020-May-15 at 12:31 AM. Reason: typos

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