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Mare Nectaris & Environs - Good Now

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4.10pm (Sun.) - waxing crescent high in the sky, east of south.  Sky light of course, and Luna playing hide and seek amongst clouds, but still an enjoyable sight in the Dob (for a change).

Clearest detail - craters Theophilus, Cyrillus, and Catharina, to the west of M. Nectaris, and the Altai Scarp beyond them.  x35/2.04deg.

4.40 - up to x127 - nice clear view of the craterlet Rosse in the floor of Nectaris, southern region.  Crater Beaumont also clear, western edge, with what looks like a broad ridge leading to it.

5.00 - game over, rain started before I got the chance to enjoy Fracastorius when it got a bit darker.  Never mind - had some pleasure nonetheless!

Doug.

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Arago lava domes and Lamont buried crater nicely visible too, once I had worked out which way up the map needed to be!

PeterW

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It has been good here to, started to observe when west of south, a walk to my allotment worth while. Much as you describe with particular attention towards Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina and the Altari Scarp. Interesting trying to figure what precise features are lit up to the west towards the Descartes mountains. 

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Hi Doug,
Managed to have an evening observing for a change and viewed pretty much what you describe. Really nice to read others' impressions of their observing session.
 

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