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Schiller crater and a flare on Weigel crater

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#1 doolsduck

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 07:45 AM

Schiller crater tonight and a ray from Tycho.  What caught my eye was the bright flare from the wall of Weigel crater I think it is.  Single exposure IphoneSE image nightcap app 5mm eyepiece Orion Intelliscope 14”

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 08:39 AM

Schiller crater tonight and a ray from Tycho.  What caught my eye was the bright flare from the wall of Weigel crater I think it is.  Single exposure IphoneSE image nightcap app 5mm eyepiece Orion Intelliscope 14”

Hello Thank you for sharing,

Often I can relate this to how the sunlight hits the edge of the crater. But even the Apollo Astronauts, talked about strange lights that appeared to look like a beam of light shooting up from the surface. If you do alot of Lunar viewing you do see things.I believe, I have witnessed  a meteor impact once no way substantiate that. It appeared as a small blip of light for a second. Always somthing interesting. 

 

HAPPY SKIES TO YOU AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro


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Posted 30 August 2020 - 11:27 PM

Hello Thank you for sharing,

Often I can relate this to how the sunlight hits the edge of the crater. But even the Apollo Astronauts, talked about strange lights that appeared to look like a beam of light shooting up from the surface. If you do alot of Lunar viewing you do see things.I believe, I have witnessed  a meteor impact once no way substantiate that. It appeared as a small blip of light for a second. Always somthing interesting. 

 

HAPPY SKIES TO YOU AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro

Thanks Jethro.  A meteor impact, that would be something to see!  I'm really hoping to catch a TLP one day.  There must be quite a bit of glassy reflective surfaces up there and I imagine that there might be some of it that isn't covered in dust, like steeply sloping crater walls... cheers




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