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Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus
      #5632599 - 01/20/13 03:11 AM Attachment (73 downloads)

A spectacular clear night tonight! Along with some great lunar viewing, easily peasily saw the Trapezium E&F stars, and split the pup! My cooled down Z12 performed at it's best.

Tonight's lunar highlights were the crater Maginus with a nice ray of sunlight beaming onto the crater floor, and the Montes Apenninus casting some nice shadows. Afocal pics using my Nikon S6300 point and shoot through a 28mm Edmund RKE eyepiece.

Rob


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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: RobDob]
      #5632601 - 01/20/13 03:14 AM Attachment (45 downloads)

Montes Apenninus

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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: RobDob]
      #5632739 - 01/20/13 08:25 AM

Great shots Rob...

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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #5632835 - 01/20/13 09:49 AM

Nice clear shots!!....beautiful job RobDob!!!!

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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: RobertED]
      #5633562 - 01/20/13 05:02 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

Thanks Guys!

In the span of a few hours last night, I captured over 200+ images in waves of viewing. I'm still going over all of the images, but I caught the Maginus Ray sequence in the following mosaic:


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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: RobDob]
      #5633714 - 01/20/13 06:16 PM

Nice Ray Rob!

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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: Kutno]
      #5633730 - 01/20/13 06:27 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

Thanks Kutno!

Found a decent shot of Mons Piton and the Alps throwing down some crisp shadows.


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RobDob
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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: RobDob]
      #5633779 - 01/20/13 06:56 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

With all of the amazing objects to view, I overlooked a nice little shadow-show going on over at Rupes Recta. Rupes Recta is actually a gradual slope of <10 degrees, the shadows suggest a steep cliff.

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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: RobDob]
      #5633912 - 01/20/13 08:42 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

Can't resist a tilt-shifted Alps .

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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: RobDob]
      #5634223 - 01/21/13 12:38 AM

Wow. A fantastic series!!

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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: dennyhenke]
      #5634367 - 01/21/13 05:55 AM

Beautiful shots!

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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: starman345]
      #5634796 - 01/21/13 11:58 AM

Very nice !!

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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: RobDob]
      #5635455 - 01/21/13 05:59 PM

Thanks for posting your excellent images, Rob.

There's more on the Maginus Lunar Sunrise Ray at http://www.lunar-occultations.com/rlo/rays/maginus.htm and
http://www.lunar-occultations.com/rlo/rays/maginusr.htm

Predicted occurrence times can be found at http://www.lunar-occultations.com/rlo/rays/maginusp.htm

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RobDob
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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5635619 - 01/21/13 07:54 PM

Thank you all for the kind words .

Dave, great links! Upon observing the Maginus Ray, I had no idea what crater it was until consulting Lunar Map HD on my tablet. I ran into your observing report after googling the Maginus Ray (just to make sure I wasn't making it up). Your report helped verify what I was seeing - Thanks!

Rob

Edited by RobDob (01/21/13 08:02 PM)


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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5635668 - 01/21/13 08:34 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

Rob I shot some vids of the Clavius and Plato regions last night in some lousy 20 knot gusts - no tracking and a horribly bouncing image but some wasn't bad.

My favs ate your Maginus shadow progression as well with the straight wall.

Terrific work !!!!

Pete

Edited by azure1961p (01/21/13 10:30 PM)


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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5635858 - 01/21/13 10:31 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

And then Archimedes and the Highlands, I picked up in lighting where you left off it would seem.

Pete

Edited by azure1961p (01/21/13 10:32 PM)


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RobDob
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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5635982 - 01/21/13 11:40 PM

Nice pics Pete!

Looks like you busted through the turbulent seeing and caught some good detail!

Rob


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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: RobDob]
      #5635991 - 01/21/13 11:45 PM

Had it not been so windy it would've been ok actually. Your progression series of light and shadow have me thinking up some animation type things - time lapse. Same thing you could do with your cam. Shoot a pic or ten every ten minutes for a couple hours - string them together and have a time lapse animation of rays and shadows. Something to think about I guess. I like your approach.

Pete


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RobDob
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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5645415 - 01/27/13 03:26 AM Attachment (16 downloads)

Weeell, Pete - It's a tedious approach. My hard drive is filling up with a zillion moon pics.

But, the good thing is having an archive of images to fall back on, which does come in handy for shadow sequences and general coverage of the better moon features.

Eventually, hope to have the whole nearside moon covered in terminator-shadowed-semi-decent resolution pics.

Hope you don't mind, couldn't resist tilt shifting your highlands pic .

Rob


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Re: Maginus Ray and Montes Apenninus new [Re: RobDob]
      #5645646 - 01/27/13 09:07 AM

Lol no that was fine. The tilt shift is an interesting concept.

Pete


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