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niteskystargazer
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Saw the "X" on the Moon
      #5291854 - 06/27/12 04:49 PM

Hi,

Last night, I finually saw the "X" on the Moon, with my TV-85.

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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TL2101
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5292280 - 06/27/12 09:34 PM Attachment (138 downloads)

The X is a cool lunar phenomenon.

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mark8888
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: TL2101]
      #5292347 - 06/27/12 10:15 PM Attachment (87 downloads)

it is truly xellent!

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C_Moon
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5292356 - 06/27/12 10:19 PM

congrats! I never get tired of seeing it.

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Andrev
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: C_Moon]
      #5292653 - 06/28/12 02:09 AM

Hi.

Very nice pictures. Does this X is visible every month ?

Andre.


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tecmageModerator
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: Andrev]
      #5292837 - 06/28/12 08:41 AM

Quote:

Very nice pictures. Does this X is visible every month?




Andre, here's a LINK to a discussion about 2012 Lunar X availability in the Lunar Observing Forum.


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REC
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5293343 - 06/28/12 02:05 PM

Darn, I missed it. What time did you see it and where are you?

Bob


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GeneT
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5293680 - 06/28/12 06:14 PM

The moon was my first telescopic object; it blew me away at age 13; it still does at age 69.
GeneT


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Andrev
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: GeneT]
      #5293683 - 06/28/12 06:19 PM

Genet

So the Elvis picture is not you ?

Andre


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StarStuff1
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: Andrev]
      #5293720 - 06/28/12 06:36 PM

Elvis is a little more senior now so that is an older pic.

FWIW I have been doing serious observing for more than 3 decades. Obviously I am not an avid Lunar observer (unless outreaching) but I had not heard of the "X" until this year on these forums. Neat! The Straight Wall was my favorite small feature but the "X" might replace it. Got to look for it next month!


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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5293781 - 06/28/12 07:07 PM

Hi.

I never seen the lunar X myself, so I'm eager to catch it.

Andre.


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REC
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: Andrev]
      #5294685 - 06/29/12 11:07 AM Attachment (75 downloads)

Next best opportunity will be in September and November. Here's a pic of my very first view of it earlier this year and it was by accident!

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GeneT
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: Andrev]
      #5295025 - 06/29/12 02:59 PM

Quote:

Genet

So the Elvis picture is not you ?

Andre




I have a complete Elvis outfit and have had a great time showing up at parties, with my wife, who wears a Priscilla outfit. I do a few pantomimes such as Jail House Rock and Hound Dog. When I am serious, I show up with my 12.5 inch Portaball instead.


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StarStuff1
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: REC]
      #5296231 - 06/30/12 11:34 AM

Quote:

Next best opportunity will be in September and November. Here's a pic of my very first view of it earlier this year and it was by accident!




It is not visible monthly?


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REC
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5296457 - 06/30/12 02:29 PM

No, sometimes it happens in daylight or just not a good observing window of opportunity. Click on the link above and you can see what the times are each month. He has highlighted the best dates and time for viewing and then you have to convert the times to your viewing area.

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csa/montana
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: REC]
      #5296607 - 06/30/12 04:15 PM

Thanks everyone, for all the information & links; I've not seen it before, and now am eagerly awaiting the chance to see it!

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Gastrol
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5296847 - 06/30/12 07:39 PM

Thanks for the info! I'm marking my calendar with an X.

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spruce
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5296866 - 06/30/12 07:53 PM Attachment (47 downloads)

If you miss the X you can catch this feature a few days later in the WURZELBAUER crater:-)

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Dave Mitsky
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: spruce]
      #5296917 - 06/30/12 08:31 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

X marks the spot!

Dave Mitsky


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mantrain
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Re: Saw the "X" on the Moon new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5299794 - 07/02/12 08:36 PM

what is the "X" ?

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