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#501 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 08:24 PM

Here's another iPhone shot of Thursday morning's lunar corona.

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 08:57 PM

Vallis Rheita towards the bottom of the image and above it Rimae Jansson

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 09:04 PM

Thanks, everyone, for the kind words.

Last night our club had a masked-up, socially-distanced swap meet/outreach/moon-and-planet session at a local park. We had trees to the east but around 9:00 we carried some scopes out into the middle of a big field to try and get a clear look at the moon. It was still coming up through the trees, but that's okay, sometimes that's fun to watch, too. Got this handheld iPhone 7 shot through someone else's 70mm Tasco refractor and a 25mm Plossl.


Very nice picture, I like the 2 "eyes" towards the bottom :)
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Posted 05 October 2020 - 09:36 AM

There was a very colorful lunar corona on Thursday morning.  

Looks a lot like Venus smile.gif

 

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 03:17 PM

Here's an afocal iPhone shot that I took on Friday night using the ASH 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain.  Lunar north is up.

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 03:25 PM

This photo shows the area south of Mare Crisium.

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 03:43 PM

I use my Galaxy S9 attached to a Celestron 8-24mm Zoom, through a Lunt 102ED sitting on a manual Stellarvue M2C Alt-Az mount. 

 

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 07:54 PM

Lunar X with Tak FC60 and Galaxy S9

 

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 08:20 PM

Question about Lunar geography.. what are these regions/features called? One looks like a circle-x, another like the letter 'M', and the other like a 'V'.

 

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[Equipment used was the Takahashi FC-100DF, AP MaxBright, and 8mm Delos (cropped) on Sept 24]


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Posted 06 October 2020 - 10:24 PM

Question about Lunar geography.. what are these regions/features called? One looks like a circle-x, another like the letter 'M', and the other like a 'V'.

 

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[Equipment used was the Takahashi FC-100DF, AP MaxBright, and 8mm Delos (cropped) on Sept 24]

I'll take a stab at an answer.  The 'V' is the well known Lunar V, the prominent crater near the vertex is Ukert, but I don't have any other names for that or in that feature.  I don't know if the 'circle X' apparition has a name, perhaps you could coin it?  It is formd by the walls of Pallas and Murchison craters.  It is not the well known 'Lunar X' which appears at around the same time, but is lower down and incorporates Purbach and Werner craters.  It is also called the 'Werner X'.  I'm not sure where the 'M' feature is?  If it is the darker rifted region to the NE of the V, near Hyginus then I don't know that the whole feature has a name, which has always surprised me since I find it one of the most striking and interesting features on the Moon.  Perhaps more experienced observers will have the answer.  


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Posted 07 October 2020 - 10:12 AM

I have the book "Atlas of the Lunar Terminator". Detailed photos of every terminator position and what is seen along it. 

 


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Posted 07 October 2020 - 12:51 PM

Here are some of the afocal shots that I took on Sunday morning using the Naylor Observatory's 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain.  The hills to the west of Cleomedes form a shape that resembles a tomahawk or a physician's reflex hammer.  Lunar north is up.

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 12:57 PM

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The small "cometary" craters Messier A and Messier B can be seen in Mare Fecunditatis.

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 12:59 PM

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The prominent craters Langrenus, Vendelinus, Petavius, and Furnerius (from top to bottom) lie along the terminator.  Langrenus and Petavius have conspicuous central peaks. 

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 02:25 PM



... I'm not sure where the 'M' feature is?  If it is the darker rifted region to the NE of the V, near Hyginus then I don't know that the whole feature has a name, which has always surprised me since I find it one of the most striking and interesting features on the Moon.  Perhaps more experienced observers will have the answer.  

I think I found the answer, courtesy of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.. The 'M' [I also think it looks like one of the spaceships you see in Star Wars] doesn't have a specific name, but everything surrounding it is named Hyginus [letter].

 

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 03:25 PM



I think I found the answer, courtesy of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.. The 'M' [I also think it looks like one of the spaceships you see in Star Wars] doesn't have a specific name, but everything surrounding it is named Hyginus [letter].

 

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Are you talking about Aries Hoofprint, for the 'M'?


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Posted 07 October 2020 - 05:17 PM

Are you talking about Aries Hoofprint, for the 'M'?

Now that rings a bell!

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 05:22 PM

Are you talking about Aries Hoofprint, for the 'M'?

That's it waytogo.gif  It does kinda look like a hoofprint lol.gif I thought it kinda resembled one of those fighter ships on Galaga or Star Wars..

 

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 05:57 PM

I often use this region - a very interesting region - of the Moon (and its nearby rilles) to test and compare shorter focal length eyepieces.


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Posted 09 October 2020 - 06:22 AM

Its not the moon but it is with my cell phone last night.   Not bad considering its a single exposure and handheld..

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 08:38 AM

Its not the moon but it is with my cell phone last night. Not bad considering its a single exposure and handheld..

I would not believe it if you say it that this is mars but that's one helluva capture with markings which I rarely get to see VISUALLY.
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Posted 09 October 2020 - 09:46 AM

FYE [for your entertainment].. here's a few I took of the planets on October 7, SVA-130T, AP MaxBright, 4.7 Ethos for Mars [camera zoom], 3.5 Delos for Saturn [no edits]

Pardon the Atmospheric Dispersion..

 

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 10:18 AM

FYE [for your entertainment].. here's a few I took of the planets on October 7, SVA-130T, AP MaxBright, 4.7 Ethos for Mars [camera zoom], 3.5 Delos for Saturn [no edits]

Pardon the Atmospheric Dispersion..

 

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The Mars shot is incredible, super!

 

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 10:37 AM

Its not the moon but it is with my cell phone last night.   Not bad considering its a single exposure and handheld..

Nice shot Darren waytogo.gif  The past few times I observed Mars, I thought it had the appearance of a red-orange Yin Yang. Your photo really captures that.

 

The Mars shot is incredible, super!

 

JG

Thanks JG! I took a bunch of photos but couldn't capture the sharpness that was seen through the eyepiece.. I think it's about time for me to replace my phone because the camera is starting to deteriorate. I'm surprised it held up for this long, being that the back of it is shattered.


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