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The "Maurolycus Beam" on July 23rd, 2019

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#26 John_Moore

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:56 PM

Of course, as the 'Maurylocus Beam' isn't officially recognised, it might, as well, be referenced correctly as such: that shown in the Astrolexi post above, Tom Glenn's second image, (and animated attempt), as well as Stickler's .

 

Reference, of course, must be noted to Lindhard's and Tom Glenn's other views, which are slight variations-on-a-theme.

 

The 'beam' really refers to that as seen here and here (it looks almost slither-like...depending on time of observations)...the latter, whilst the simpler, puts across its theme, don't you think. 

 

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:33 PM

Tom mentioned to me yesterday in a message that I likely caught the Maurolycus Beam while imaging early yesterday.  Tom - you were indeed correct and here is what I captured.

 

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 I'm super interested in this...  I don't get it.  Where is the "beam?"  Can you put an arrow on the moon for me?  

I don't know if anyone has seen Nasa's 1968 list of Lunar Phenomena, but there's tons of flashing, bright spots, and rays...  love to know what they were...

  Joe



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 03:39 PM

Not being an expert about the 'Maurolycus Beam', but I always thought it to be as the below highlighted - judging from the description here by David Kingsley: "The overall effect was like an island lighthouse in the middle of a dark ocean, with a search light projecting like a beam across the blackness of the ocean."

 

It sounds as an appropriate description to that like, say, a 'beam of light', as it is different to the 'Light Rays' effect seen in some craters.

 

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 04:53 PM

Bought your book! Thanks for the link!  Too bad there's no Kindle version.  Be great for the field.

 Joe


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 09:36 PM

Joe, many thanks for the interest...much appreciated. The conversion from the physical book to the electronic version is quite complicated (loads of editing for such an image-based work is required etc.,).

 

Personally, I like the feel of an actual book 'in the hand', so, perhaps, that's kicking in...don't know really. I'm not a Kindle user, so apologies to you who use it (perhaps, an electronic version is due....thanks to your suggestion and interest...who knows???).

 

John Moore


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