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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5530675 - 11/20/12 05:33 PM

Thanks Dave....I'm looking at the moon now at 5:30 and it's just starting to form....cool!

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: REC]
      #5530710 - 11/20/12 05:51 PM Attachment (51 downloads)

You're welcome. No Lunar X for me tonight I'm afraid.

Dave Mitsky

Here's a photo of the last Lunar X (and V) apparition that I observed.


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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5530719 - 11/20/12 06:00 PM Attachment (35 downloads)

Tonight's CSC...

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5530813 - 11/20/12 06:51 PM

No X for me tonight. I am pretty sure central Ohio will be clouded in all evening! Ah, AGAIN!!!

dana t

PS - I stand by my posts from long ago that this is a "somewhat rare event" meaning that if it only happens a few times a year at your location when the Moon is visable (Moon is up, and hasn't set yet) AND when it's cloudy or something; you may only get one good chance to see it in a year.... Maybe more, maybe less...


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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Chapman]
      #5530867 - 11/20/12 07:20 PM

Dave,

Sorry, I didn't mean to call you Chapaman and the edit capability closed before I could change it.

Ed


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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5530932 - 11/20/12 07:59 PM

There are a number of observers here in the Canadian Maritimes that are following the development of the X from a point of light, through an L shape, then a T shape, and soon an X shape!

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5530948 - 11/20/12 08:07 PM

Clear skies this evening in Western TN have allowed me to watch the Lunar X form for the last 45 minutes or so. Right now at 7 PM Central, the formation is shaped like a cross with the southern arm not yet fully illuminated.

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Ain Soph Aur]
      #5531006 - 11/20/12 08:44 PM Attachment (48 downloads)

Yahoo! Clouds cleared

Edited by Tom and Beth (11/20/12 08:48 PM)


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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Chapman]
      #5531070 - 11/20/12 09:24 PM Attachment (44 downloads)

Here's the X with a bit more magnification. Both pics are single shots using a Canon EOS, TEC MC250/12..this one with a TV 2X Barlow

Edited by Tom and Beth (11/21/12 01:29 AM)


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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5531122 - 11/20/12 09:49 PM

It's been prime viewing of the X and V here tonight. Thanks to those that posted the information. I was able to share it with my astronomy club members.

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Lun-a-tic]
      #5531146 - 11/20/12 10:05 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

Not the best shot, but it was the first night of playing around with a old webcam that I converted to hook up to the telescope. This was about 9PM Eastern, outside Charleston, SC.

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5531285 - 11/20/12 11:15 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

Here's my pic I just took tonight.

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: drbyyz]
      #5531291 - 11/20/12 11:17 PM

The skies cleared for a spell sometime prior to 10:00 p.m. EST so I pulled my grab-'n-go Newtonian, a 6" f/8 Orion XT6 Dob, out of the garage and was able to observe the Lunar X and Lunar V after all. I used a 30mm Celestron Ultima and an 8-24mm Vixen zoom eyepiece.

I also looked at Jupiter and the four Galilean satellites, M45, M42, NGC 1981, Sigma Orionis, Struve 761, Castor, and Rigel as the clouds began to roll back in.

Dave Mitsky


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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: lbsgville]
      #5531299 - 11/20/12 11:21 PM

OK the other pics look so much better but mine is through 25X100 Zhumell binocs with a standard digital camera held with the Orion steady pix deluxe. Still not to bad but not as clear as with a scope. Some day when I get my Orion XX14g I'll get some better shots.

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5531487 - 11/21/12 03:23 AM Attachment (30 downloads)

Here's an afocal shot of the Lunar X that I took through the 30mm Celestron Ultima with my Canon PowerShot SD980 IS camera at 10:13 p.m. EST.

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5531488 - 11/21/12 03:28 AM Attachment (30 downloads)

This afocal image of the Lunar X and the Lunar V was captured at 10:14 p.m. EST.

Dave Mitsky


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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5531621 - 11/21/12 07:38 AM

Great shot of both features.

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: rookie]
      #5531977 - 11/21/12 11:04 AM Attachment (27 downloads)

Had great skies to see the Moon and the X. Many other little lights and formations on the tops of craters. I have another marking just left and above of the X that almost looks like a second X. Any ideas what it is?
Thanks, Bob


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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: REC]
      #5532319 - 11/21/12 01:53 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

Here's my rough drawing from 9:30 p.m. AST. I used a 12" Sky-Watcher f/5 with a 6 mm eyepiece for 250x.

Edited by Dave Chapman (11/21/12 01:55 PM)


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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Chapman]
      #5532597 - 11/21/12 04:29 PM

Great job guys! I completely missed out this time....

dana t


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