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2011-05-06

Perfect Plato

Since my last report a number of excellent observational lunar drawings have been received from Steve Bush (East Grinstead), John Coates (Burnley), Peter Grego (St Dennis), Dale Holt (Chipping), Nigel Longshaw (Chadderton), David Scanlan (Romsey), Graham Sparrow (UK). Superb lunar images have been sent by Dave Balcombe, Mike Brown, Jamie Cooper, John Dee, David Finnigan, Mike Goodall, Nick Howes, Alex Pratt, Alan Tough, Philip Withers (all UK). Welcome to new section members Duane Cox, John Crockatt, Rebecca Palmer and her Young Stargazer son (all UK).

Our featured observation is a pastel sketch of early morning over the magnificent crater Plato, made by Graham Sparrow on 12 April using his 8-inch Newtonian (south is at top).

Added by:  Graham Sparrow