StarStructure 24" f/3.3 | ServoCAT/Argo Navis
Astro-Physics 175EDF | AP1100GTO | ATS Portable Pier
Psalm 19.1 - A Psalm of David. "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork".
Eric NexStar 8SE,ES 102ED APO on Cdn TS Alt-AZ Lunt LS35THa on Vixen Porta-mount II SkyWatcher 8" Dob; Skywatcher 130 Newt HEQ5 Pro, MallinCam Univers & NexImage 5 more & more eyepieces 4.7 to 36mm Binoculars: Pentax 7x50; Celestron 15x70
Quote:Well I gave it a look around 11pm EST. One end had a dithering of detail where the rille is but most of it was awash in too steep a lighting angle. It looked great but I only got a fragment in 7/10 seeing. I usually miss the better angled lighting when I have looked and so I get fragments.--------------What was WAY cool and I hope you saw it was the Hadley Rille. Great presentation tonight with it showing not only resolved width but generally half filled with shadow with the other side nicely sunlit. The Apollo 15 area though smooth had nice details in that particular area. I semi resolved a craterlets at 360x that sits in the crook of the rille elbow by the landing site. Not sculptural resolution of a crater per se but the interference it provided in the otherwise smoothly defined rille. A decent seeing night actually. I regret I couldnt get out a couple hours earlier for better elevation.Pete
Many scopes and bits, but my Z12 is the workhorse.