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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: 67champ]
      #5820048 - 04/24/13 03:31 PM


Like Ms. Carol, mine was a sunrise except I don't know what the crater was called.

I saw light just hitting the top edge of a crater. Three white floating specks hovered. As time passed, the specks grew downwards to meet the rest of the rim.

My other memorable moment is when I first employed an ND-25 filter, a yellow-orange filter and a blue filter. Wow! Craters and rills just showed their stuff. I never look at the moon without them. And my 7mm Nagler almost makes it feel as if I'm floating above the surface. I'm that close.


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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: SusanY]
      #5824059 - 04/26/13 10:40 AM

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My most memorable sight of the moon was on 20 July 1969, as a little kid, lying on the grass in what was then Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe), gazing at the moon and thinking, "Two Americans are walking on it right now."






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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5824089 - 04/26/13 10:52 AM

This is one of my most memorable lunar sights:

Quincunx Spotted on the Terminator!

Here's another:

Chocolate Donut, Anyone?

Mike


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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5824162 - 04/26/13 11:27 AM Attachment (11 downloads)

Mine is probably an observation of one of the lava flows in central Mare Imbrium. Attached is an image I took that night; it is very similar to the view I had through the eyepiece.

See, for example:
http://www.lpod.org/archive/LPOD-2004-07-19.htm


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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: cpsTN]
      #5833151 - 04/30/13 08:23 PM

Since I am just starting out, my experience is limited. That said...

...this month, I chanced a look at the moon when the terminator was just clearing Sinus Iridium and the Jura Mountains.

Absolutely breath-taking the way the sun cast such long shadows, highlighting the mountain ring and the two promontories at either end.


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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: Silver Bear]
      #5833214 - 04/30/13 09:04 PM

I never tire of seeing that area of the Moon.

Mike


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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5833862 - 05/01/13 08:59 AM

Oh, that's a tough one. Planes going across the full Moon when it's just starting to rise. Bat's to are cool.

First time seeing the Lunar X when I was not looking for it.

First few days of the moon when it has all kinds of weird lights on the rim.

Lastly, first time looking at it through a Binoviewer and saying "WOW"

Bob


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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: REC]
      #5834181 - 05/01/13 11:45 AM

Easy one for me, England 20 July 1969,5 year old child gazing at an old fuzzy black and white TV in the school assembly hall as a big spaceman's boot touched the Sea of Tranquility. That evening I asked my long passed mother "where were they"? She pointed up to the moon and said "up there". I have never stopped looking since.
Thank you Apollo 11!


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Ben Therrell
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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: 67champ]
      #5863693 - 05/16/13 02:17 AM

Sunrise on the Liebig Wall (runs into Gassendi) is a very interesting view. Takes about 1.5 hrs to complete.

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Carl_12
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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: Ben Therrell]
      #5865561 - 05/16/13 06:48 PM

Mine wasn't through a telescope, but on the internet. I was surfing pictures from a NASA surveyor craft, when I started to notice that some rilles are in fact crater chains. I would see a rille looking like they normally do, but then along its path I would note a series of closely placed craters forming the rille shape. I was left with the question of just how many rilles are formed in this way. And can the phenomenon be seen in telescopes?

I'm afraid I took no notes. Anyone interested would need to find the right images by themselves. Sorry about that!


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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: Carl_12]
      #5866899 - 05/17/13 11:14 AM

The experience that stands out most in my mind was witnessing the virtual total disappearance of the full moon during the total lunar eclipse of December 1963. At around mid eclipse the moon was really only apparent to the unaided eye using averted vision! This was the "darkest" lunar eclipse in more than a century and a number of observers reported that they could not continuously detect the moon throughout the interval of totallity...even having difficulty seeing it telescopically!

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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: BrooksObs]
      #5868345 - 05/17/13 10:43 PM

Reminds me of the black lunar eclipse after Punatubo blew.

Pete


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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5879403 - 05/23/13 12:32 AM

Finally catching the Oriental Basin on edge at the right libration.

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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: cpsTN]
      #5882153 - 05/24/13 12:07 PM

Being told about a valley within the Alpine Valley and that it's distance across was about 15 miles.

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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: mvw]
      #5883334 - 05/25/13 12:09 AM

Well the valley doesn't have a valley within it but a rille/crater chair rather and if I recall its closer to 1.5 miles across than 15.

Pete


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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5883523 - 05/25/13 05:20 AM

I guess I had wrong information at the star party but i did go to your link and I like this one http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=25536&password=...

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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: mvw]
      #5883769 - 05/25/13 10:55 AM

Jim Mosher did a phenomenal job putting that image together. My fav of his.

Glad you like it too.

Pete


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mvw
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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5883787 - 05/25/13 11:07 AM

A book is due

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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? [Re: mvw]
      #5884654 - 05/25/13 09:08 PM

Wow if he assembled a book of say 100 to 200 features on the moon like that- yes it'd be a book and a half.

Pete


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Re: What is your most memorable Lunar sight? new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5885025 - 05/26/13 02:22 AM

Always looking forward to a new book....

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