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Re: Jan 30, 2012 new [Re: 67champ]
      #5685807 - 02/17/13 07:39 PM

I just came in from a very cold and blustery evening. I've been observing the Moon and Jupiter with one of my small telescopes, a 6" f/8 Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dob. The Lunar X and Lunar V are nicely visible at the moment.

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Re: Jan 30, 2012 new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5685881 - 02/17/13 08:15 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

I took this picture tonight through the 9mm lens in my TV85.

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Re: Jan 30, 2012 [Re: rookie]
      #5685955 - 02/17/13 09:04 PM

Very easy tp observe from Tucson. I started out to get pics..then dropped the camera. gaddabit....

Amazing how easy it was to observe the "V" and "X" even in bright afternoon Sunlight. The 50MM Finder was the only optics that I had to work at to observe with. Also used a TV-76, TEC 140, TEC 250/12 MC


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Re: Jan 30, 2012 new [Re: rookie]
      #5686141 - 02/17/13 10:55 PM

Nice! It reminds me of my first view back in August 2004.

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Chapman]
      #5686398 - 02/18/13 03:49 AM Attachment (39 downloads)

Here's an afocal photograph of the Lunar X and Lunar V that I took using the 6" Orion Dob mentioned earlier and a Canon PowerShot SD980 IS camera. Lunar north is up.

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5686400 - 02/18/13 03:51 AM Attachment (33 downloads)

This is a close-up of the Lunar X and Lunar V that I took a bit later. There appears to be a second Lunar X between the two.

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5686743 - 02/18/13 10:26 AM

It was really bright last night at 7pm here. Best I have ever seen and I was just using my 80mm. There was another X type object just below it too, but thinner I think.

Glad I took the scope out for a quick view as it was very cold out, but very clear and I'm a sucker for those skies:)

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Re: Jan 30, 2012 new [Re: rookie]
      #5686747 - 02/18/13 10:28 AM

Great, just what was looking at through my 80ED with 9mm.

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Re: Jan 30, 2012 new [Re: REC]
      #5686884 - 02/18/13 12:09 PM

I remember reading about this last year and just happened upon it last night -clear as day between clouds and 7P-8P (East Coast). I was binoviewing with my TEC-140. Very very cool!

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5687987 - 02/18/13 10:42 PM

Lunar X2? Brilliant! Good capture, Dave. Off to find out out what craters those are for X2....

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Re: Jan 30, 2012 new [Re: rookie]
      #5687993 - 02/18/13 10:44 PM

Nice crisp shot, Rookie!

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Re: Jan 30, 2012 new [Re: RobDob]
      #5689191 - 02/19/13 04:15 PM Attachment (25 downloads)

i missed out again due to clouds but did get a partial the next afternoon LOL.

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: RobDob]
      #5689226 - 02/19/13 04:32 PM

Quote:

Lunar X2? Brilliant! Good capture, Dave. Off to find out out what craters those are for X2....

Rob




Thanks, Rob. Phil Harrington investigated the location before I got around to it and reported that the second X "is formed by the craters Gylden (crater on the right), Sporer (top), and maybe Herschel (left, in shadow)."

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cosmic-Challenge/126675710720782?fref=ts

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Re: Jan 30, 2012 new [Re: RobDob]
      #5689451 - 02/19/13 06:35 PM

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Nice crisp shot, Rookie!
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Thank you Rob! I just use my little Cannon S100 camera mounted on a Celstron digital camera adapter. It screws over the outside of the eyepiece. You adjust the telescope to best focus for your eyes and let the camera do the rest. The lighted side of the moon is a bit over exposed. I could probably learn to use other options than the fully automatic mode, but this is simple and fun.


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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: ibase]
      #5946794 - 06/29/13 03:36 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

Hernando.
Way back in December of 2012 you asked if I still had a photo of the first lunar X I ever caught. I said it was lost on a hard drive a long time ago.I found it. It was shot through a Sony point and shoot digital in August of 2004. Using my then brand new Nexstar5i I wont even try to remember the eye piece.
So here it is if you still care.
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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: Greyhaven]
      #5947323 - 06/29/13 11:22 PM

Grey, thanks for remembering, nice serendipitous maiden capture of Lunar X! Had no idea too that the first quarter moon shot that I took also captured the elusive Lunar X and V and revisiting it, was looking for X2 as mentioned by Dave, but alas, there's no X2 here:



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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: ibase]
      #5947357 - 06/29/13 11:55 PM

Good job, guys! My August Astronomy just came today and on page 14 Glenn Chaple wrote about the Lunar X, V, and Elvis. Yes, that Elvis. The King is visible in your shot, Hernando. For those without the magazine in front of them, turn the picture of the Lunar V sideways so that the V looks like a capital A. The dark inside the A is Elvis playing his guitar. Good job finding your old picture, Greyhaven!

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: kfiscus]
      #5948831 - 06/30/13 10:42 PM

Thanks Ken! Didn't know Elvis was hiding there in Lunar V; yes, now I see him, thanks too for the tip!

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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: ibase]
      #6378033 - 02/15/14 04:08 PM

Is there a listing of dates/times for 2014? Not having much luck searching google or the forum.

But since I've asked - I've probably overlooked the obvious.


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Re: Lunar X - Purbach X new [Re: MikeMcCaskey]
      #6378171 - 02/15/14 05:33 PM

Here are my guesses. The start time is for an almost fully formed X, the end time is subjective.

WERNER X PREDICTIONS FOR 2014
MMM DD HHMM TO HHMM (UT)

JAN 08 1559 TO 1902
FEB 07 0632 TO 0935
MAR 08 2005 TO 2308
APR 07 0828 TO 1131
MAY 06 1950 TO 2253
JUN 05 0635 TO 0938
JUL 04 1713 TO 2016
AUG 03 0414 TO 0717
SEP 01 1601 TO 1904
OCT 01 0449 TO 0752
OCT 30 1839 TO 2142
NOV 29 0914 TO 1217
DEC 29 0006 TO 0309


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