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Posted 15 September 2021 - 12:34 AM

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 12:45 AM

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 02:30 PM

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Posted 13 November 2021 - 12:28 PM

I was able to take a few hand-held afocal iPhone shots of the Lunar V and Lunar X through some brief sucker holes early Thursday night, November 11th.  I used my 6" f/8 Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dob and an 8-24mm Tele Vue Click Stop Zoom eyepiece.  The sky became completely overcast shortly afterwards.

 

This is one of the photos that I took.  The Moon was partially obscured by clouds at the time. 

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 02:55 PM

I took this hand-held afocal iPhone photo on Tuesday evening at 5:59 p.m. EST using a 6" f/8 Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dob.

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 03:01 PM

This shot is a close-up of Aries' Hoofprint, the Lunar V, and the Lunar X2.

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 03:11 PM

Here's a close-up of the Lunar X.

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 03:18 PM

I took this photograph at 9:55 p.m. EST.  The Lunar X3 was prominent to the left (lunar west) of the Lunar V at that time.

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Posted 07 September 2022 - 03:16 PM

Here are two of the afocal photographs of Aries' Hoofprint, the Lunar X, the Lunar X3, and the Lunar V that I took on the night of 9/3/22 using my iPhone 11 Pro and a 6" f/8 Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dob.  The Lunar V and Lunar X were past their prime viewing time but were still visible.

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Posted 07 September 2022 - 03:17 PM

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 07:08 PM

These are some of the hand-held afocal iPhone photographs of Aries' Hoofprint, the Lunar V, and the Lunar X that I took on the night of 11/30/22 using a 6" f/8 Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dob.

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 07:09 PM

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 07:14 PM

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 08:56 PM

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Posted 29 January 2023 - 03:16 PM

Here's one of the hand-held afocal photos of Aries' Hoofprint, the Lunar V, and the Lunar X that I took on Saturday night using a 6" f/8 Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dob and an 8-24mm Tele Vue Click Stop Zoom eyepiece and my iPhone 11 Pro.

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Posted 29 January 2023 - 03:17 PM

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Here's a labeled version.

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Posted 30 January 2023 - 02:02 PM

This afocal photograph displays the Lunar V2 or Lunar Y, if you prefer, and the Lunar L, which wasn't quite formed at the time.

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Posted 02 March 2023 - 04:45 PM

Here's a cropped photo that I took last night of Copernicus and the EiN Mountains (Montes Carpatus).

 

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Posted 29 March 2023 - 12:26 PM

It was partly to mostly cloudy last night.  This is the best hand-held afocal iPhone photo of the partially formed Lunar V that I managed to take through my 6" Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dob.  The time was 10:45 p.m. EDT (2:45 UT).  There was no sign of the Lunar X at that time.

 

Eventually the sky became completely overcast so no lunar alphabet soup for me.

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Posted 30 March 2023 - 12:52 AM

The Lunar V and Lunar X were well past their prime but I was able to observe the structures that form them and the Lunar X3 on Wednesday night using an 8-24mm Tele Vue Click Stop Zoom eyepiece and my 6" Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dob.  

 

The Maginus Lunar Sunrise Crater Light Ray can be seen at the bottom of this afocal iPhone shot.

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Posted 28 June 2023 - 01:54 AM

With Canadian wildfire smoke and on-again, off-again cloud cover, the conditions were far from ideal on Sunday night, June 26th. However, I did manage to take some hand-held afocal photographs of the 47.7%-illuminated Moon using my iPhone 11Pro, 6" Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dob, and 12.5 and 17.5mm Baader Planetarium Morpheus eyepieces.

The Lunar V and Lunar X were past their prime viewing time but were still visible.

 

This is a full disk shot.

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Posted 28 June 2023 - 02:02 AM

Here's a close-up image that displays Aries' Hoofprint, the Lunar V, the Lunar X, and the Lunar X3.



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Posted 28 June 2023 - 02:26 AM

Here's a close-up image that displays Aries' Hoofprint, the Lunar V, the Lunar X, and the Lunar X3.

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Posted 22 July 2023 - 03:01 PM

Here's a hand-held afocal iPhone photograph of the 36.5%-illuminated waning crescent Moon that I took on the morning of July 11th using the Naylor Observatory's 17" classical Cassegrain that displays Copernicus, Montes Carpatus (the Mountains of EiN), and Eratosthenes.

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Posted 22 December 2023 - 02:25 AM

I took this hand-held afocal iPhone shot of the 53.8%-illuminated Moon that on Tuesday night using my 6" Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dob and a 25mm Orion Plössl eyepiece.  The Moon was rather low in altitude at the time.  The Lunar V and Lunar X occurred earlier that day but were still visible as the Post Lunar V and the Post Lunar X.

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