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#26 Dave Chapman

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

There are a number of observers here in the Canadian Maritimes that are following the development of the X from a point of light, through an L shape, then a T shape, and soon an X shape!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:07 PM

Clear skies this evening in Western TN have allowed me to watch the Lunar X form for the last 45 minutes or so. Right now at 7 PM Central, the formation is shaped like a cross with the southern arm not yet fully illuminated.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

Yahoo! Clouds cleared

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Here's the X with a bit more magnification. Both pics are single shots using a Canon EOS, TEC MC250/12..this one with a TV 2X Barlow

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

It's been prime viewing of the X and V here tonight. Thanks to those that posted the information. I was able to share it with my astronomy club members.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

Not the best shot, but it was the first night of playing around with a old webcam that I converted to hook up to the telescope. This was about 9PM Eastern, outside Charleston, SC.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:15 PM

Here's my pic I just took tonight.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

The skies cleared for a spell sometime prior to 10:00 p.m. EST so I pulled my grab-'n-go Newtonian, a 6" f/8 Orion XT6 Dob, out of the garage and was able to observe the Lunar X and Lunar V after all. I used a 30mm Celestron Ultima and an 8-24mm Vixen zoom eyepiece.

I also looked at Jupiter and the four Galilean satellites, M45, M42, NGC 1981, Sigma Orionis, Struve 761, Castor, and Rigel as the clouds began to roll back in.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

OK the other pics look so much better but mine is through 25X100 Zhumell binocs with a standard digital camera held with the Orion steady pix deluxe. Still not to bad but not as clear as with a scope. Some day when I get my Orion XX14g I'll get some better shots.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:23 AM

Here's an afocal shot of the Lunar X that I took through the 30mm Celestron Ultima with my Canon PowerShot SD980 IS camera at 10:13 p.m. EST.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:28 AM

This afocal image of the Lunar X and the Lunar V was captured at 10:14 p.m. EST.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

Great shot of both features.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

Had great skies to see the Moon and the X. Many other little lights and formations on the tops of craters. I have another marking just left and above of the X that almost looks like a second X. Any ideas what it is?
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

Here's my rough drawing from 9:30 p.m. AST. I used a 12" Sky-Watcher f/5 with a 6 mm eyepiece for 250x.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

Great job guys! I completely missed out this time.... :(

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

September 22, 2012, our astronomy club set up our scopes during a dressy fundraiser dinner called "Wine Under the Stars". The purpose was to benefit the local Science Center where we hold our meetings. It just happened to be the same evening that the X was visible. After a few people came to the scopes, the word spread rapidly that there was an X on the moon. What a hit! We had lines all night. It really engaged people to the event and increased interest in our club.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:20 AM

Great job guys! I completely missed out this time.... :(

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Missed this one too :(. Nice pics you'all!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:36 AM

rookie,

That's what I love to hear!!!! :jump:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

Nice sketch. I could kick myself for not taking the time at the eyepiece to attempt to document what I see. I keep all the drawing materials right there in the observatory but fail to do it. :crazy:
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

Here's Lunar X shot on Oct. 22, 2012 (didn't know it was captured until I read about it in a Facebook astro-forum post the day after):

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Lunar X - single hand-held afocal shot thru WO66mm, Baader Hyperion 8-24mm Zoom set to 8mm (48x), Kodak Easyshare digicam in macro mode

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:34 PM

I think the first "X" I caught was on my 1st afocal shot with my first digital camera. I didn't know how many people who would like a shot keep getting clouded out during those few hours it's visible.
Nice shot BTW
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

Thanks. It would be nice to see that first "X" you caught if you still have it, thanks.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

Sorry that photo died along with a hard drive in a computer that died a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

I hope your success in your capture encourages you to keep shooting the sky.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:01 PM

Great sketch, Dave! :grin:

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

Sorry that photo died along with a hard drive in a computer that died a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

I hope your success in your capture encourages you to keep shooting the sky.
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Sorry to hear of the maiden X's fate; and thanks much for the very encouraging words. Clear skies!

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