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I thought, given the current interest in the moon, lunar X/V etc that I would post up some info on the Lunar 100. This is something which I would love to complete, but do struggle with getting the weather/opportunity to coincide with the necessary phases. Must try harder! I need to document the ones I've seen already and move on from there, note to self! Much of this info is on SGL anyway, I thought I would bring it together in one current thread to highlight it. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/the-lunar-100/ http://www.astrospider.com/Lunar100list.htm http://www.salzgeber.at/astro/moon/L100.html Then of course Doc's wonderfully complete descriptions after he completed the 100 with a 16 inch Lightbridge One note of caution about the info contained at the end of the OTL100 document. Last night I tried at least to identify the location of Flamsteed P, mentioned as being at it's best on day 10 of the lunar cycle, which I believe was last night. When I checked, it still appeared to be in full shadow so do sanity check this info. Otherwise, have fun, and do post back how you are getting on. Lunar 100 Object List.pdf Lunar 100 object list and notes.pdf OTL100.pdf
A beautiful sight greeted me as I walked through the door on the way to work this morning. The Moon was fairly low and illuminated by earthshine. I considered grabbing my 'scope and camera, but didn't have enough time. I wonder how long I'll have to wait before I get another chance at that shot and so can tick L2 off on my Lunar 100 spreadsheet!
This is a sticky for resources which can be used to help complete the Lunar 100. They complement the other sticky to Doc's fabulous descriptions from his observations. Additional links or material will be added when they are found. The following links provide useful material: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/the-lunar-100/ - The original April 2004 article by Charles Wood, which started the whole thing off! http://www.astrospider.com/Lunar100list.htm - Useful list with images for most targets, co-ordinates and brief description http://www.salzgeber.at/astro/moon/L100.html - Another table with descriptions and also links to high quality images http://www.shoestringastronomy.com/lunar/lunar100.htm - This link has some useful annotated sketches in the links, not for all targets but quote a few. http://www.astrosurf.com/cidadao/moon.htm The OTL100.pdf attachment contains some useful info about when is the best phase to observe each target. I've tested some of these and they may be a day out, so use it as a guide rather than absolute fact! Lunar 100 Object List.pdf Lunar 100 Object List and Notes.pdf OTL100.pdf