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#1 niteskystargazer

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:49 PM

Hi,

Last night, I finually saw the "X" on the Moon, with my TV-85.

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

The X is a cool lunar phenomenon. :cool:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:15 PM

it is truly xellent!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:19 PM

congrats! I never get tired of seeing it.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:09 AM

Hi.

Very nice pictures. Does this X is visible every month ?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:41 AM

Very nice pictures. Does this X is visible every month?


Andre, here's a LINK to a discussion about 2012 Lunar X availability in the Lunar Observing Forum.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

Darn, I missed it. What time did you see it and where are you?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:14 PM

The moon was my first telescopic object; it blew me away at age 13; it still does at age 69.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:19 PM

Genet

So the Elvis picture is not you ?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:36 PM

Elvis is a little more senior now so that is an older pic.

FWIW I have been doing serious observing for more than 3 decades. Obviously I am not an avid Lunar observer (unless outreaching) but I had not heard of the "X" until this year on these forums. Neat! The Straight Wall was my favorite small feature but the "X" might replace it. Got to look for it next month!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:07 PM

Hi.

I never seen the lunar X myself, so I'm eager to catch it.

Andre.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:07 AM

Next best opportunity will be in September and November. Here's a pic of my very first view of it earlier this year and it was by accident!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:59 PM

Genet

So the Elvis picture is not you ?

Andre


I have a complete Elvis outfit and have had a great time showing up at parties, with my wife, who wears a Priscilla outfit. I do a few pantomimes such as Jail House Rock and Hound Dog. When I am serious, I show up with my 12.5 inch Portaball instead. :grin:

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:34 AM

Next best opportunity will be in September and November. Here's a pic of my very first view of it earlier this year and it was by accident!


It is not visible monthly?

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:29 PM

No, sometimes it happens in daylight or just not a good observing window of opportunity. Click on the link above and you can see what the times are each month. He has highlighted the best dates and time for viewing and then you have to convert the times to your viewing area.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:15 PM

Thanks everyone, for all the information & links; I've not seen it before, and now am eagerly awaiting the chance to see it!

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:39 PM

Thanks for the info! I'm marking my calendar with an X.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:53 PM

If you miss the X you can catch this feature a few days later in the WURZELBAUER crater:-)

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:31 PM

X marks the spot!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:36 PM

what is the "X" ?

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:54 PM

If you miss the X you can catch this feature a few days later in the WURZELBAUER crater:-)


Are you referring to the line in the crater?

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:05 PM

what is the "X" ?


The Lunar X, which is also known as the Werner or Purbach Cross, is an X-shaped clair-obscur illumination effect involving various ridges and crater rims located between the craters La Caille, Blanchinus, and Purbach.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:19 PM

I haven't looked for the 'x' before but after reading this thread I see I video taped it.

moon thru my new dob you can see a close up of the 'x' at 1:36 on the time slider.

thanks everyone for posting their 'x's. :grin:

I really need to get something to hold that vid cam inplace, hand holding is obviously not for me. :lol:

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:11 PM

I saw it for the first time tonight. 11-20-12 9:40 PM.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:28 PM

I was hoping to see it (for the first time); however, have been clouded out here. :(






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