Saw the "X" on the Moon
Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:49 PM
Last night, I finually saw the "X" on the Moon, with my TV-85.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:09 AM
Very nice pictures. Does this X is visible every month ?
Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:05 PM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:14 PM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:36 PM
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!
Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:07 PM
I never seen the lunar X myself, so I'm eager to catch it.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:07 AM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:59 PM
So the Elvis picture is not you ?
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.
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?
Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:29 PM
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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?
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.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:19 PM
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.
I really need to get something to hold that vid cam inplace, hand holding is obviously not for me.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:11 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:28 PM