Moon Phase Project

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Day 21 "Last Quarter"

 

Approx. Moon Rise / Meridian / Set: 0000/ 0600 / 1200
% Illuminated: 50%
Approx. Terminator: 6 E to 6 W
Hightlighted Features: mare Frigoris, Imbrium; crater Anaxagoras, Plato, Archimedes, Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus, Arzachel, Purbach, Deslandres, Maginus, Moretus, Short

Observations

Sept. 1, 2010, am

  • 80% clear, 2/5 transparency, 3/5 seeing (transp. & seeing actually much better than this during session)

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

  • backyard, Ottawa, Canada

  • terminator ~ 3 W

After taking moon images two different nights now, I'm starting to like the idea of getting images of all the different moon phases.  Conditions were much like the forecast while I was setting up before bed, but when I came out at 3am the seeing and transparency  was fabulous!  The temp was 20degC also...way warmer than usual for this time of year...a sweet sweet night!

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ED80 - 109kb ED80 + 2x Barlow (mosaic of 4 frames) - 414kb    

Mar. 27, 2011, am

  • 100% clear, 5/5 transparency, 1/5 seeing

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

  • backyard, Ottawa, Canada

  • terminator ~ 4 W

After taking moon images two different nights now, I'm starting to like the idea of getting images of all the different moon phases.  Conditions were much like the forecast while I was setting up before bed, but when I came out at 3am the seeing and transparency  was fabulous!  The temp was 20degC also...way warmer than usual for this time of year...a sweet sweet night!

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ED80 + M&S - 101kb ED80 + M&S - 146kb LX10 + M&S (mosaic of 11 frames) - 879kb  

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