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Day 8 waxing gibbous


Approx. Moon Rise / Meridian / Set: 1251 / 1851 / 0051
% Illuminated: 63%
Approx. Terminator: 6 to 19 W
Hightlighted Features: mare Frigoris, Imbrium, Nubium; craters Anaxagoras, Plato, Archimedes, Eristothenes, Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus, Arzachel, Purbach, Deslandres, Tyco, Maginus, Clavius, Moretus, Short, Newton


Jan. 12, 2011, pm

  • 50% clear, 1/5 transparency, 1/5 seeing

  • ED80 mounted on Orion Atlas EQ-G (PC)

  • backyard, Ottawa, Canada

  • terminator ~ 12 W

I set everything up based on the forecast of clear weather, but in the end it never did clear up.  The resulting image is not that great as it is shot through a thin layer of cloud.

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 ED80 + M&S - 119kb      


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Last updated: 07-Nov-11


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