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Good night for Schröter’s Valley - 25th March 2021


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From a quick look just now, Schröter’s Valley looks well positioned tonight and tomorrow night. Worth a look, one of my favourites.

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Just now, johninderby said:

Very nice. 👍🏻

There is a moon up there somewhere but no observing going on from here. 🤬

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Shame. That one was actually from a previous session, illumination is a bit less tonight but should still be interesting.

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Looking mixed here but I've popped a scope out in case I get a clear patch. Schroter's Valley is one of my favourites as well :smiley:

While doing that I watched a very bright ISS pass over, which was nice :smiley:

 

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I've had some short cloud gaps so I've had some nice but rather brief views of the moon including the lovely valley @Stu has pictured.

Rather solid cloud cover now though so I suspect that's it for tonight :rolleyes2:

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Stu said:

This is a quick shot from tonight, between that patchy clouds.

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Yes! This is what I was watching too until some cloud started to build up. The Marius hills are also showing nicely, as is Schickard in the south. I tried go up to 300x but found that 180x was giving a better view, there seems to be a bit of turbulence tonight.

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12 minutes ago, Nik271 said:

... there seems to be a bit of turbulence tonight.

I felt that as well.

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I've just torn myself away from the eyepiece and  come indoors for a quick bowl of pasta (long time since lunch)

Nice to have someone who knows their stuff confirm what I've been peering at ! The virtual Moon atlas does not show it as clearly as Stu's photo, but it does say :

"Remarkable rille. Directs to the North then turn to the West. Width varying 6 to 10 km. decreasing to 500 m to its West extremity. Begins to 25 km to the North of Herodotus by a lengthened craterlet called 'the Head of Cobra'."

I thought tadpole when I saw it , but yeah, why not cobra 🙂

Heather

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