L30: Schiller

Schiller is located in the southern highlands and is a large and very elongated crater. It was formed by an impact hitting at a very low angle.

I find craters towards the lunar limb extremely difficult to sketch. The angle of view reduces the ‘craterness’ of the craters, making them hard to do justice. In this case I had poor seeing on top and the end result looks very peculiar indeed.

Sketch made on 7 July 2014 using a SkyWatcher 10″ and a TeleVue Nagler zoom 3-6 mm. North is towards the bottom.