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Doc

Lunar X is out tonight..

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Just letting you guys know that the feature known a Lunar X will be visible tonight. It's near the craters called Werner and Purbach and when the light hits it at a certain time it shows a prominent X feature. Well worth looking for.

Read more here:

http://idisk.mac.com/chapmandave-Public/WernerX2.pdf

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Interesting. I note that it is only visible for a short period. Any idea of the time window?

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not much chance of seeing it here with the weather the way it is :mad:

i have to admit i never remember to look for it or check when it is visable but i was lucky enough a couple of moons ago to be showing a friend some views and stumbling across it. of course i maintained a calm collected outward appearence and pretended i knew it was going to be visable for him :)

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Spot on Peter, the X is starting to show (very quick and dirty processing and pretty lousy seeing)

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Edited by michaelmorris

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I'm watching it develop but the stills won't be good enough for a timelapse...

I am in the middle of setting up the FR and OAG on the 8" so didnt want to swap over for the DMK setup...

Peter...

Edited by Psychobilly

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Glad your capturing it Mike...

I shot over to Betelguese to set the OAG up and I am now back on Lunar....

Grabbing stills again now...

Just noisy single frames from a DSLR on the CPC @ f6.3 from me I am afraid...

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Peter...

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The other half of the cross is now developing nicely

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looks like the caluclated time is for when the X first starts to form so the chart looks ok then :)

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Peter...

OOPs posting images in the observing section :mad:

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Nice shot Peter.

I've collected 8.5GB of data already! (16 x 1200 frame captures). I fear I may have made quite a lot of work for myself. :)

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Here's the full X around 20:19 UTC

Crop from full frame Canon 1000D 1/1250s ISO1600 CPC 800 @ f6.3 ish...

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Peter...

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Thanks for the tip, Doc. I've just spent an hour looking at it and the surrounding area. I'd never heard of this X before, but it's a lovely feature.

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Shhh! I won't tell anyone if you don't. :)

:headbang: Not to worry Gents, they're a valuable visual aid in a conversation about a lunar feature. :hello2:

BTW, Here's what the 'X' looks like fully illuminated.

(My ghastly :mad: single-shot digital image from 24 June '04... labels were added by Dr. Wood in the 29 August '04 LPOD.)

Edited by Talitha

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21:10 rain seemed to have 'gone away'. Wasn't looking for it, more for the Triesnecker rilles..... I'll bag them one day and then noticed this X shape! Extremely obvious, even got positive comments from the wife!

Nice one... maybe add it to the Lunar 100?!

PEterW

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21:10 rain seemed to have 'gone away'. Wasn't looking for it, more for the Triesnecker rilles..... I'll bag them one day and then noticed this X shape! Extremely obvious, even got positive comments from the wife!

Nice one... maybe add it to the Lunar 100?!

PEterW

I had some great views of the Triesnecker rilles tonight Peter. Even bagged the little crater just above the V formation called Triesnecker F.

I'm glad lots of you have seen the Lunar X. Well done guys.

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Thanks Mick for the information. I have never heard of the X formation before so I grabbed the 4" APO and the 8mm Ethos and there it was. Very clear. So thanks for that - an enjoyable evening viewing old lunar.

Mark

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