Cosmic Challenge: Alphabet Soup
Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:40 AM
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:32 AM
Thanks for using my photo, Phil!
My pleasure, Dave. Thanks for discovering X2!
Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:09 AM
Thanks, Mike. I've seen the thread, but never your Quincunx. Named for five dots arranged in a cross, with four of them forming a square or rectangle and a fifth at its center. My new word of the day. Now, to work that into a conversation!
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:17 PM
Quincunx would probably only come into conversation if you play dice! The five on a die is a quincunx.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:14 PM
Since reading this article, I'd been anticipating observing these lunar features. Last night (early 1/14/18 UT) it was clear in the Las Vegas area and I saw the U, V, and X in 60 and 80mm refractors, as well as shooting them with a video camera through a C14. It was a lot of fun to see them and not worry about dark adaptation and incidental lights from surrounding houses. The dynamic nature of the view was also interesting to watch as the sun slowly illuminated the features.
The Moon was getting too low to see X2 but I look forward to seeing that, too, in the future.
Posted 27 January 2018 - 05:58 AM
That's great! Glad you had a chance to catch the view. Unfortunately, the Moon had set here on the east coast by the time they all came into view, so I missed them. In fact, looking at the rest of the year, I don't I'll get a chance to see them, except possibly in daylight, until Dec 14. It's on my calendar, but my long-range forecast is for clouds.
Posted 27 January 2018 - 03:29 PM