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oldstargazer
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: edosaurusrex]
      #5341696 - 07/29/12 01:44 PM Attachment (82 downloads)

Out last night trying to get a picture of the Rupes Recta feature and decided to do a set of shots of the entire lit up section and I think that same mountain caught my eye. If I got it right this is tha same mountain with the lighting on the opposite side. If I got the wrong one I am sorry, it just seemed to be sticking up like a finger and I couldn't resist.

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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: edosaurusrex]
      #5344738 - 07/31/12 06:53 AM

Quote:

Predictions for Pico Sunrise and Sunset
Dates and times in UT

Times put the theoretical terminator at the center of the feature.

Sunrises
AUG 25 1131
SEP 23 2300
OCT 23 1038
NOV 21 2244
DEC 21 1131

Sunsets
AUG 10 1214
SEP 08 2353
OCT 08 1309
NOV 07 0356
DEC 06 1943




Wow that is cool, thanks for this. Pico deserves its own predictions chart.

Really nice photo oldstargazer..................


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Perigny270
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: mark8888]
      #5352326 - 08/04/12 09:42 PM

Thanks for the neat table. if the weather is bad, we get a couple of days to see them well lit up. I watch out for them whenever I can.

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edosaurusrex
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: Perigny270]
      #5360655 - 08/09/12 08:36 PM

I'm gonna get up a little early for work and try to catch Pico>

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Perigny270
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: edosaurusrex]
      #5362228 - 08/10/12 06:53 PM

All clouds this morning.
Next time...


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oldstargazer
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: Perigny270]
      #5363031 - 08/11/12 09:18 AM Attachment (59 downloads)

If I did this right then this is Pico in my cpc1100 using neximage5 and focal reducer. First light for my new imager.

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mark8888
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: oldstargazer]
      #5363232 - 08/11/12 11:47 AM

Quote:

If I did this right then this is Pico in my cpc1100 using neximage5 and focal reducer. First light for my new imager.




That's an awesome picture! Sure looks like the Pico to me.


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oldstargazer
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: mark8888]
      #5363247 - 08/11/12 12:02 PM

Thanks Mark, I just got the new neximage 5 and man it sure does zoom in. I had to use it with the focal reducer on my cpc1100 to get that shot. From what I saw this morning which is the first light for it this is going to be a fun imager. Ordered it from astronomics last sunday and got it tuesday, that is what I call fast service.

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Perigny270
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: oldstargazer]
      #5372232 - 08/16/12 10:02 PM

Thanks for sharing a great shot. I can only see clouds right now, but your pic keeps my hopes up.

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oldstargazer
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: Perigny270]
      #5373949 - 08/17/12 10:25 PM

I feel your pain, haven't had any luck with the weather since I got that last pic. Hope you get some clear skys soon. We are supposed to get some bad weather tomorrow so maybe that will clear things up finally instead of just this mess hanging around making it so you can't see through the sky.

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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: oldstargazer]
      #5383713 - 08/23/12 11:05 PM

Pico at sunrise on the 25th at 1131UT. Gonna try it again.

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Kraus
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: edosaurusrex]
      #5387599 - 08/26/12 09:25 AM

Herr Star Gazer,

Last night 8/25 at about 9:00p.m., moon phase 67% I too saw
the 'finger'. Also along the terminator, mountain peaks are illumintated so as to appear as floating lights.

A blue/yellow filter combination gives the most pleasing view. Any one else use color filters whilst observing Luna?

Edited by Kraus (08/26/12 10:16 AM)


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Red Brick
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: mark8888]
      #5388638 - 08/26/12 08:09 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

Ok can I add one too.
ORION 120ST
Fuji FinePix S 1000fd
f3.3 1/70 second
ISO200
Stacked in Photoshop


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oldstargazer
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: Red Brick]
      #5390277 - 08/27/12 07:13 PM

I use a neutral density filter sometimes when it is over half. Hadn't really thought about using other colors. I might give that a shot next time and see how that looks. Sounds like you got some had some great sites Kraus.

Looks like I can see it up there Red Brick, good job.


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Perigny270
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: oldstargazer]
      #5390569 - 08/27/12 10:51 PM

Our friend is back. The last few nights were wiped out by travelling. tonight I had to dodge clouds and trees to look at the Apollo 11 landing area, Mons pico and Mons Piton (nice little shadow behind each one) and then to a beautiful chain of 3 peaks with pointy shadows near Kepler. More WOW! The moon is always good, and more so right now with the passing of Neil Armstrong.

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Kraus
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: Perigny270]
      #5391129 - 08/28/12 10:02 AM


Herr Star Gazer,

I use an ND 25 as well. That darned moon at gibbous phase sure can be blinding. I wish my clear skies would coincide with S&T's monthly moon libration articles. A glimpse of one or two would be neat-o!


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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: Kraus]
      #5395568 - 08/30/12 08:25 PM

I have used yellow or orange filters with what I consider to be good results. It doesn't hurt to experiment with whatever you have & see how you like it.

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Perigny270
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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! new [Re: coopman]
      #5437605 - 09/24/12 08:10 AM

Thanks to Edosaurus for the sunrise & sunset table. I was ready on Saturday but the clouds were not. But last night it cleared and our friends were brillianly lit up. Seeing was not that good, but I watched for a while through the boiling atmosphere.
I am at the cottage - the 8" Dob is there for good now...


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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! [Re: Perigny270]
      #5437745 - 09/24/12 09:46 AM Attachment (27 downloads)

moon picture 9-23-12, always so much fun!

Tom


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Re: 4:06 am moon... Mons Pico view, WOW!! [Re: Perigny270]
      #5438645 - 09/24/12 07:22 PM

Thanks Eric!

When posting tables I wonder if anybody even uses them.

Ed


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