Moon Phase Project

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Day 16 waning gibbous

 

Approx. Moon Rise / Meridian / Set: 1942 / 0142 / 0742
% Illuminated: 96%
Approx. Terminator: 71 to 58 E
Hightlighted Features: mare Crisium; crater Endymiun, Condorset, Cubyago, Langranus, Petavius, Fumerius, Pontecoulant, Helmholtz

Observations

Aug. 26th, 2010, am

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

  • ED80 & LX10 mounted on original LX10 base and wedge

  • backyard, Ottawa, Canada

  • terminator ~ 59 E

First night using my IK-WB11A camera.  I am very happy with these initial results on the moon.  Jupiter was dissappointing.

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ED80 - 133kb ED80 + 2x Barlow - 132kb LX10 - 166kb LX10 - 153kb
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LX10 + 2x Barlow - 178kb LX10 - 139 kb    

Sept. 25, 2010, am

  • 20% clear, 3/5 transparency, 2/5 seeing

  • ED80 mounted to jerry-rigged LX10 fork mount with wedge

  • backyard, Ottawa, Canada

  • terminator ~ 63 E

An odd evening.  The naked eye view of the Moon was vivid and clear, but there were large thick clouds whipping by continuously.  At the beginning of the evening, during a for-fun croquet match, it was about 80% clear, but by the time I was done playing and starting to set my telescope up (~2am) it had closed in to only 20% clear.  The clouds were whizzing by so fast, I was able to sneak a few frames in between  them as they sailed by.  I was not able to complete the 2x survey however as the cloud cover eventually thickened to 100%.  It was 3am and time to go to bed anyway!

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ED80 + SLP - 200kb ED80 + SLP + 2x Barlow (mosaic of 3 frames) - 430kb    
 

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