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Lunar X formation at First Quarter, June 2019

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#1 Tom Glenn

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 03:55 AM

Imaging sessions have been few and far between, with fairly unrelenting clouds at night, and poor seeing when clear.  I did, however, manage to capture the First Quarter Moon last weekend while the terminator was favorably positioned to observe the "Lunar X" formation along the terminator.  This was cobbled together with four panels taken with the C9.25 Edge and ASI183mm.  Seeing was poor, but the Moon is forgiving because of its scale.  

 

48054133028_50d9fc0528_b.jpgFirst Quarter Moon with Lunar X by Tom Glenn, on Flickr 


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#2 Tom Glenn

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 03:56 AM

Closeup of the "X" along the terminator. Click for full size.  

 

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#3 aeroman4907

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:39 AM

While not as resolute as 'normal', the capture on the lighting on the X is very well timed indeed.  Nicely captured and processed considering the seeing Tom.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:54 AM

Great photo! So much better than my iPhone snap.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:22 AM

Super Lunar X, Tom. 

 

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:06 AM

You also got the "V" just above it too.



#7 Tom Glenn

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:57 PM

Thanks for all the comments and likes, everyone! 



#8 TareqPhoto

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 07:28 PM

Poor seeing or not, this is amazing, i like the moon at half phase the most, and i really want to do the moon in mosaic sometimes, good job.



#9 Tom Glenn

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:11 PM

Poor seeing or not, this is amazing, i like the moon at half phase the most, and i really want to do the moon in mosaic sometimes, good job.

Thanks for the kind words, Tareq.  Much appreciated!  



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:29 PM

Thanks for the kind words, Tareq.  Much appreciated!  

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