Target suggestions (Luna)?
Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:52 AM
Rather than contend with her brilliance and chase DSOs, I would like to include some lunar targets to be used in multi-scope, same night head to head comparison. As a youth I used to do a lot of lunar observing, but in my dotage I've lost my way. I figured those who haven't abandoned the Moon could suggest a few 4-inch "challenge" targets or regions visible this Friday and Saturday. I figured Saturday night Plato craterlets might be fun, but that's about my only rather unimaginative idea.
Were you in my shoes, what targets would you choose for Friday and Saturday. I'll probably be using Rukl as a reference, if that helps.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:25 PM
How about the Triesnecker-Hyginus region? The rilles near Triesnecker vary from fairly prominent to pretty obscure. And Rima Hyginus provides some opportunity too; the rille itself is pretty easy, but there are crater chains that could prove a challenge.
If there is insufficient relief because of the Sun's altitude, you'll obviously have more opportunities during the waning gibbous phase.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:34 PM
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