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#26 Dennis_S253

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

yep, clouds rolled in here also. Darn, I wanted to see it.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:57 AM

Had a great view with ED80sf, Burgess binoviewer (w/ OCS) and a pair of 20mm binolites. Got a quick video capture using a pocket DVR with dashboard-cam-to-1.25" adapter.

Does anyone have a link to 2013 Lunar X schedule?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:32 AM

Predictions for favorable times and months to see the Lunar X are posted in the Lunar Observing Forum.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

I got home at 7:45, crystal clear skies! Ate, put on my warm suit & when out to get set up, not a star to be seen & a glow where the moon was! FOG! Oh well, next month

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#31 Traveler

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

Never heard about this X thing. Thanks.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

Predictions for favorable times and months to see the Lunar X are posted in the Lunar Observing Forum.


Here's a link to the thread.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:20 PM

Approximately for how long is this X visible for? Several minutes? Several hours?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

It's visible for several hours.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

I didn't know it even existed until I stumbled into this forum. I saw it immediately once I pointed my meager 130mm Newt at the moon. Thanks!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

After you view it on the best night try looking at the same spot on the following night. It will give you a better understanding on how the view is formed.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

My 2013 predicted "Start times" (for fully formed X) for the First Quarter Lunar X are below:

1-19 0801 UT
2-17 2233 UT
3-19 1154 UT
4-17 2357 UT
5-17 1056 UT
6-15 2121 UT
7-15 0746 UT
8-13 1844 UT
9-12 0642 UT
10-11 1950 UT
11-10 1005 UT
12-10 0105 UT

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

The Curtiss Cross is predicted to occur beginning at 4:45 UT on December 7th.

The Lunar X is predicted to occur beginning at 16:38 UT on December 20th.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

Has anybody seen this new tool from NASA? http://svs.gsfc.nasa...004000/a004000/
It lets you plug in a date and time and you can see exactly what the moon will look like. It only works for 2013 though.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

Cool, thanks! Another bookmark :lol:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

Before clouding up his lens', aaron caught this terrific feature days before Thanksgiving. I thought it would appear monthly, but one would have to catch 'it' near 1st quarter (or just beyond).

And it is really neat getting to view everyone's different angles & perspectives of "X" (i wanna say, as i followed the 'terminator'(?) up i also caught glimpses of a V shape that also shined brightly, but not nearly as bright as the X.) & to think.... i was only after a better view of the crater/caldera of Tycho!


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