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Mar 07, 2019 21:14 |  #5461

2% Waxing crescent Moon setting over OC and Palos Verdes.

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Mar 08, 2019 17:35 |  #5462

The recent supermoon. Slightly obscured

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Mar 12, 2019 20:33 |  #5463

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Mar 12, 2019 21:34 |  #5464

After a complete failure shooting the lunar eclipse (yes, still bitter), it was nice to finally have a comfortable, clear evening for a little redemption. I found myself trusting the back LCD for focus because of the frigid weather during the eclipse. I couldn't move my fingers enough to zoom in, so I just went with what I was seeing. And at the size of a nickel on the LCD screen - everything looked great! Then I opened the images in Lightroom. Ouch. It's going to be a long wait for May 15, 2022 to try again. vmad


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Anyway, better conditions tonight, so here is a regular gray moon.


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Mar 13, 2019 09:14 |  #5465

rh18 wrote in post #18827933 (external link)
After a complete failure shooting the lunar eclipse (yes, still bitter), it was nice to finally have a comfortable, clear evening for a little redemption.

Failure leads to experience. ;-)a


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Mar 13, 2019 12:33 |  #5466

Ballen Photo wrote in post #18828133 (external link)
Failure leads to experience. ;-)a

No doubt! I won't repeat that mistake. Next time I'll stay inside where it's warm and enjoy everyone else's images the next day. :lol:


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Mar 13, 2019 12:37 |  #5467

rh18 wrote in post #18828216 (external link)
No doubt! I won't repeat that mistake. Next time I'll stay inside where it's warm and enjoy everyone else's images the next day. :lol:

LOL! No, get out and keep making mistakes. They're good for you. ;-)a


The Captain and crew finally got their stuff together, now if we can only remember where we left it. :cool:

  
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Mar 13, 2019 13:00 |  #5468

Last nights 36.2 % Waxing moon. 2019-03-12

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Was a quick run out on a break at work - I SO wish I had more time to try some composite shots. Hoping for another window tonight!

Cheers all

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Mar 13, 2019 21:25 |  #5469

Heya,

March 13th 2019 means it's time for the monthly Lunar V & X features. I happened to be both home and with a fairly clear sky to work with as I've missed the past few.

For the full disc, I imaged with an 80mm F5 refractor at F10 (via a 2x barlow) and a Baader Green Filter (500nm wavelength) to increase angular resolution as the seeing supported this. I stacked 1,000 frames to produce the single image.

For the high resolution surface panels, I imaged with a 200mm (8") F10 C8 Edge HD SCT operating at F20 (via a 2x barlow) and a Astronomik 742nm IR filter, which lowers angular resolution, but calms the seeing significantly. Each panel is 1,000 frames stacked. The terminator image is a mosaic of 4 such panels, 4,000 images total stacked.

Full resolution of the disc available on my Astrobin, here: https://astrob.in/full​/395554/0/ (external link)

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Please see the full resolution image on my Astrobin here:https://astrob.in/full​/395555/0/ (external link)

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Mar 14, 2019 04:09 |  #5470

Tremendous work as always Martin! A pleasure to examine in detail.

Here is my effort... through misty clouds and 87 percent humidity I am pleasantly surprised how well it came out.

Stack of best 140 of 238 frames.

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Mar 14, 2019 15:55 |  #5471

WestCoastCannuck wrote in post #18828566 (external link)
Here is my effort... through misty clouds and 87 percent humidity I am pleasantly surprised how well it came out.

Stack of best 140 of 238 frames.

You got the V & X! :)

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Mar 14, 2019 22:03 |  #5472

MalVeauX wrote in post #18828800 (external link)
You got the V & X!

Can you explain the V & X? I googled it and still not sure I can make it out. I think I might see the X from my March 13 shot in the bottom left area just above two deep medium size craters?

Also, your images of the sun and moon are fantastic and fascinating.

March 13


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And tonight's quarter moon.


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Mar 15, 2019 05:23 |  #5473

rh18 wrote in post #18828958 (external link)
Can you explain the V & X? I googled it and still not sure I can make it out. I think I might see the X from my March 13 shot in the bottom left area just above two deep medium size craters?

Heya,

I see them in your photo, you got them! :)

Sure, I'll highlight them with two photos.

Basically at a specific lunar phase, the angle of light over a few crater formations highlight the rim of these craters and features and the highlights form pretty stark letters that we're familiar with that resemble V & X. There are others too, but these two are the most profound and easy to see without too much imagination.

Here's some dates & times for this year:

Date UT Time Sun Alt at "X" location Co-Long

01/13/2019 1235UT -.987 @ X 358.07

02/12/2019 0213UT -1.031 @ X 357.64

03/13/2019 1526UT -1.072 @ X 357.31

04/12/2019 0410UT -1.086 @ X 357.19

05/11/2019 1625UT -1.072 @ X 357.29

06/10/2019 0417UT -1.039 @ X 357.59

07/09/2019 1558UT -0.994 @ X 357.99

08/08/2019 0343UT -0.949 @ X 358.40

09/06/2019 1547UT -0.907 @ X 358.71

10/06/2019 0417UT -0.897 @ X 358.83

11/04/2019 1718UT -0.907 @ X 358.72

12/04/2019 0644UT -0.948 @ X 358.40


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Mar 15, 2019 08:48 |  #5474

MalVeauX wrote in post #18829059 (external link)
Sure, I'll highlight them with two photos.

Basically at a specific lunar phase, the angle of light over a few crater formations highlight the rim of these craters and features and the highlights form pretty stark letters that we're familiar with that resemble V & X. There are others too, but these two are the most profound and easy to see without too much imagination.

Ah yes, I see them now! Thanks for highlighting them like that - it made it very easy to find.


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Mar 15, 2019 11:02 |  #5475

MalVeauX wrote in post #18829059 (external link)
Heya,

I see them in your photo, you got them! :)

Sure, I'll highlight them with two photos.

Basically at a specific lunar phase, the angle of light over a few crater formations highlight the rim of these craters and features and the highlights form pretty stark letters that we're familiar with that resemble V & X. There are others too, but these two are the most profound and easy to see without too much imagination.

Dang! I just learned something, thanks. :-)


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