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Starlon
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: Jim Curry]
      #6033225 - 08/18/13 05:07 PM

You're welcome Jim. I love it too.

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karstenkoch
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: Starlon]
      #6034058 - 08/19/13 07:20 AM

Been at this hobby in a serious way for a year and a half now. When I think about observing the moon, my thoughts usually go back to a crystal clear night when I first saw Mons Piton throwing its long shadow. I remember thinking WOW that peak must be huge. Then I did some research and realized that it was just an extremely shallow angle of sunlight on a not so intimidating mountain. But, it was beautiful nevertheless.

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A6Q6
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: karstenkoch]
      #6035253 - 08/19/13 07:39 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

IN 1859 the Rev. T.W. Webb published a classic handbook: Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes. In the section on the the Moon he said "Many a pleasant hour awaits the student in these wonderful regions..." Here are three books to help continue your adventure.

Edited by A6Q6 (08/19/13 07:58 PM)


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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: A6Q6]
      #6039099 - 08/21/13 08:30 PM

Cool books, I've very recently started trying to see features only seen during librations. I can't seem to locate detailed info on the different librational phases anywhere online though (And I've looked quite a bit). I know Dave adds the coming month to his celestial calendar every month but I'd like to look up some data myself.


Any ideas?


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A6Q6
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: AstroDan77]
      #6039746 - 08/22/13 09:01 AM Attachment (13 downloads)

1.The free Virtual Moon Atlas by Christian Legrand. 2. A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings by Harold Hill. 3. Atlas of the Moon by Antonin Rukl. The Rukl atlas will give you the Libration zones you are looking for.

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A6Q6
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: A6Q6]
      #6039747 - 08/22/13 09:03 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

The Rukl Atlas

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A6Q6
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: A6Q6]
      #6039754 - 08/22/13 09:06 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

Libration zones page180

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A6Q6
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: A6Q6]
      #6039759 - 08/22/13 09:07 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

Libration Zones Page 182

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Gil V
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: Jim Curry]
      #6039849 - 08/22/13 10:22 AM

Straight Wall.

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penrodv12
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: Jim Curry]
      #6045249 - 08/25/13 01:53 PM

Did someone mention cheese?

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JRiggs
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: AstroDan77]
      #6045438 - 08/25/13 03:53 PM

Ramsden and its associated rilles'.

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Sarkikos
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: AstroDan77]
      #6048614 - 08/27/13 11:11 AM

There are some interesting features along the western shore of Mare Imbrium between Sinus Iridum and Aristarchas:

Baby & Skull - or Slug & Rack of Pool Balls?

Mike


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penrodv12
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: Jim Curry]
      #6050379 - 08/28/13 10:13 AM

Blue green Aristarchus (link to color image):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/67251862@N07/9616033144/sizes/o/in/photostream/

and here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/67251862@N07/9630645002/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Edited by penrodv12 (08/30/13 11:06 AM)


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PJ Anway
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: AstroDan77]
      #6056623 - 08/31/13 08:01 PM

I've always loved Mare Imbrium flanked by two “capes” of Promontorium Laplace and Promontorium Heraclides.

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Perigny270
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #6056703 - 08/31/13 08:59 PM

Mons Pico and Mons Piton. Prom Laplace pretty good too. Love those things that stick up into the sulight and make long shadows.

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buddyjesus
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Re: Favorite Lunar Feature? new [Re: Perigny270]
      #6059534 - 09/02/13 03:39 PM

All time favorite is the Reiner gamma. so complex. lately been chasing rilles.

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