Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" - Riddick "The best scientists are humble. They seek to understand, not to ensure their legacy, but merely to understand." - Mori
Quote:Exactly Rick....It's good to see some spacecraft's landing on the moon again, no matter what country does it. looking foreword to the work they do and live video feeds. Should be a good show. Hope they share most of it with us?
Quote: The Rover is made by Synta by the way.
Quote: Quote: The Rover is made by Synta by the way. Really? Well, they do have lots of experience with GOTO. Now they can truly say that their GOTO mounts can go to the Moon...
Quote:The ISS is a long expensive yawn to me.
Celestron Advanced VX Edge8; Celestron 20X80 binoculars on a 1st surface mirror mount; Orion Q70 set; WO Binoviewers; Nikon 16X50 binoculars.
A little girl once asked as I showed her the Moon with my telescope, "Are you a scientist?" No, it's just a hobby....
South of Seattle - east of Tacoma
Orion XT8i Dob
9x50 RACI Finder TELRAD Reflex Sight
Agena SWA 38mm 70 FOV 2" EP
Orion 25+10mm Sirius Plossl 52 FOV EP
ES 82* 11mm, 18mm 2" ES 68* 24mm
6mm, 25mm Ortho. EP
Televue 3X Barlow
Filters Baader Continuum, UV/IF cut, Lumicon UHC, DGM OIII.
SkySafari T-Ring and Adaptor for Olympus E-510 Oly sz-14 SteadyPix Deluxe iOptron SkyTracker 7.7lb Electro Dot Sight RD400X
Quote: The 150mm telescope is an onboard Nexstar 6SE
"Life is too short to miss the beauty of heavens."
Les US Navy Veteran
Mardi 4" achromat, ETX-70, 8"cat. Whitepeak Lunar Observatory Website
Quote:Landing location in Sinus Iridum is stated at 19.51° west, 44.12° north.
Rural central lower Michigan
Quote:Apparently Chang'e-3 did not land at the original target (which was inside the bay of Sinus Iridum), but an estimated 160km east in the frontier region shared between Mare Imbrium and Sinus Iridum.The preliminary official landing coordinates 44.12°N, 19.51°W (340.49°E) as cited in my previous post above are correct. The landing site is located between Montes Recti and Le Verrier crater, perhaps 44 km south by southeast of Laplace F crater, or 160 km east by northeast of Laplace A. Source
I ache, therefore I am
Orion XT10g Meade LXD55 AR6 SE6 OTA
Quote:an impressive feet for China, but been there, done that for most of the developed world...
Quote:I wonder what the icy cold of space with do to the space crafts when the sun goes down? It will be like 250 below zero on the dark side of the moon. I'm sure they're prepared. Of course right now it's 250 F. Just saying.
Quote:http://moonandback.com/ is saying that the spacecraft itself chose the final landing site because the original site turned out to not be flat enough. Whether that is true or if was a mistake, who knows...