Moon Phase Project

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Day 9 waxing gibbous

 

Approx. Moon Rise / Meridian / Set: 1342 / 1942 / 0142
% Illuminated: 75%
Approx. Terminator: 19 to 32 W
Hightlighted Features: mare Frigoris, Imbrium, Insularum, Cognitum, Nubium; craters Birmingham, Copernicus, Bullialdus, Capuanus, Longomontanus, Clavius, Blancanus, Klaproth, Newton

Observations

Sept. 17, 2010, pm

  • 100% clear, 3/5 to 4/5 transparency, 4/5 seeing

  • ED80 & LX10 mounted on Orion Atlas EQ-G (PC)

  • backyard, Ottawa, Canada

  • terminator ~ 27 W

This was a big night for me.  I had my Atlas mount working again (via PC control), it was a Friday night, and the viewing conditions were forecast to be excellent.  I set up my whole rig with the intention of a long night of viewing; not just the moon but deep sky also.  Limiting magnitude was 4.0 to 4.5...pretty darn good for the middle of Ottawa!  The resulting 20 frame mosaic pic is one of my favourites.

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ED80 - 141kb ED80 + 2x Barlow (mosaic of 4 frames) - 314kb LX10 (mosaic of 20 frames) - 1.2mb  
 

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Last updated: 06-Dec-10

 

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