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Kain

Moondog!!!

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Just setting up the scope, first time in months...and theres a moondog hanging there in the sky!!

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Rare as hens teeth these!! First time I have ever seen one!

Kain

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Forgive my ignorance Kain but am I right in assuming the Moondog is to the right in the frame and not the linear feature across the moon. I ask because as I was about to go to bed last night I looked outside and noticed an orange halo around the moon and a brightish diagonal line across the SW quadrant of the moon glow. I took a picture but unfortunately only discovered when pressing the release that I had left it in mirror lock up mode. The result is not very clear but the line seems similar to that in you image although not so bright.

CW

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The moondog is on the right of the image at about 3 o clock on a clock face.

What you you see is a Luna corona - which is moonlight reflected by tiny particles of ice in the thin clouds which like a prism, splits the light into spectrum's creating the colour.

Kain

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