I'd woke from restless sleep this AM and saw the waning last quarter moon as a very thin crescent.
Grabbed the bino's and said wow need closer look. Something else in the view. Some low thin clouds present.
Set up my grab and go and noticed right away the stars of the Beehive slipping to the West of Moon.
The Moon had several "beads" on the edge of limb, made more apparent by the thin crescent and less brightness
It's retrograde had passed it well past the cluster by 04:20 local time.
Id missed the event , we have unobstructed view to the East down to 5 degrees so should have been able to see the second half just after Moonrise. .
Watched with the 4.5" ball-scope until 06:00 local time. Through the latter part of the session and the sky getting brighter the stars that stood out the most near the Moon were 39 and 40 Cnc.
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Edited by Stardust Dave, 28 August 2019 - 07:59 PM.