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Are you ready for the Cleomedes Crater challenge?

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#1 nativebowman

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 11:49 AM

The time is near, approximately 48 hours from now.

 

The current time is   16:37 UTC  8-04-2020

 

I will post a diagram of the target area.

 

It appear that August 6, 2020 @  9:30 PCT is the start of window.

 

The window for view this area closes August 6, 2020 @ 19:30 pm PCT

 

All submited images should be aquired before the transit, during transit, or up to 45 minutes after the

terminator line has completed the transit of the Cleomedes Crater.

 

 

Submit your image of the region, images should be a minimum of 150 power or higher.

 

The best image will recieve an honorable mention.

 

Good hunting...................


Edited by nativebowman, 05 August 2020 - 10:14 AM.

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#2 nativebowman

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 05:33 PM

Here is a diagram of the target area. Sadly, for me, the Moon will not have  risen enough for me to image this area. This image was taken last night under poor conditions Sky Watcher 100mm ED refractor, a ZWO M178, using a LX75 mount.

 

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Edited by nativebowman, 05 August 2020 - 05:39 PM.


#3 Tom Glenn

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 02:09 AM

I haven't done much imaging recently, but given your interest in Cleomedes, I thought I'd share a link to an image I posted two years ago that includes this region, with Cleomedes just barely making it into the image on the left (post #2 of that thread).

 

https://www.cloudyni...2018/?p=8918114

 

This region of the Moon is very interesting, especially the eastern boundary of Mare Crisium in my opinion.  Unfortunately, it is usually observed under high solar illumination, with the two exceptions being the young crescent, which is very challenging to observe, and the waning gibbous moon just after full, which is much better.  


Edited by Tom Glenn, 06 August 2020 - 02:10 AM.


#4 nativebowman

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 09:18 PM

It is time once again for the Cleomedes challenge. The target is or will be visible in the US now. Sadly it is cloudy at my location. Last night I was able to study this area for several hours, at 400x to 800 x. This is a very interesting area. 

 

Cheers.............................



#5 nativebowman

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Posted 05 September 2020 - 09:06 AM

Smoke from area fires once again has prevented me from imaging the Cleomedes crater area. 




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