Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

stargazine_ep3_banner.thumb.jpg.5533fb830ae914798f4dbbdd2c8a5853.jpg

cloudsweeper

Web of Procellarum ridges lovely right now

Recommended Posts

5.00pm - Moon (high, south of east) waxing gibbous - 10" Bresser - sky clear (and still fairly bright, so lunar glare is not so great) - not been out for a while - first things I noticed were Sinus Iridum, Copernicus, and the Riphaeus Mountains.  To the east of them lie the tiny craterlets Eppinger and Kuiper, then to the west is the slightly larger Euclides.  Further west again and very close to the terminator is the beautiful and sinewy web of ridges including Ewing and Rubey.  A fine sight in Procellarum.  x159 used.

Hopefully I can continue to enjoy lunar and other views as the evening approaches.

Doug.

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Alan - I did a bit more with the Moon - Gassendi was right on the terminator, and to the south in Mare Humorum were craterlets casting very long shadows, plus more fine ridges resembling wave patterns on a beach.  In for a meal, then some Aries doubles by moonlight.  (Report to follow.)

Great to be back in action!

Doug.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, cloudsweeper said:

5.00pm - Moon (high, south of east) waxing gibbous - 10" Bresser - sky clear (and still fairly bright, so lunar glare is not so great) - not been out for a while - first things I noticed were Sinus Iridum, Copernicus, and the Riphaeus Mountains.  To the east of them lie the tiny craterlets Eppinger and Kuiper, then to the west is the slightly larger Euclides.  Further west again and very close to the terminator is the beautiful and sinewy web of ridges including Ewing and Rubey.  A fine sight in Procellarum.  x159 used.

Hopefully I can continue to enjoy lunar and other views as the evening approaches.

Doug.

I have been out out the last two evenings and the have been great for lunar observing. Can’t get my head around two nights back to back.

You lucky devil. I was so hoping for a third but the clouds have rolled in. I do not begrudge you though, enjoy. Sounds wonderful.

I am an occasional lunar observer, best described by “if you can’t beat them, join them” but it has been a treat. I hope you get tomorrow night as well to compare the difference in terminator position.

Good luck Marv

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was out tonight for the first time in quite a while. As forecast, it abruptly stopped raining and the skies cleared to show the Moon. I put the 8" f/6 newt out and gave it the beans, most enjoyable. Couldn't be bothered to look up the names of all the great features on show, but they were all there. :happy11:

I swapped out eyepieces, sampling magnifications of 240x, 170x, 110x before settling on 133x as best in show on the night, using the aperture as opposed to magnification to cut through the gooey air. Really nice sharp views in between the ripples. In the end it got pretty cold and dewy, but nothing fogged up and I got back in with all digits intact. Good to get out again.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.