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JonH

Lunar X for the 1st time

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Feeling really chuffed with myself after seeing the Lunar X for the first time this evening. Even my wife was impressed!!!! :D:headbang::rolleyes:

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I remembervreadingbabout this some time ago, tried a few times, but from what I recall, the conditions of illumination have to be JUST right. I might have another go at it myself.

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I remembervreadingbabout this some time ago, tried a few times, but from what I recall, the conditions of illumination have to be JUST right. I might have another go at it myself.

Now would be a very good time to see it...

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Hey, what a coincidence - I just took an SLR snap of the moon through my scope. When I read this thread I checked the picture and yes! There's the X. Hoorah!

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I showed this to my wife and 10 year old son tonight as well, and they were both impressed.

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Thanks for the heads-up. Shot out to have a look on reading your post. I've not seen it before, apart from accidentally imaging it a couple of years ago without realising.

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Can't believe I've not seen this before- it's so obvious tonight. Just done a bit of googling, and it seems that conditions for viewing last around 4 hours each lunation, so that may explain it.

My kids were impressed (albeit mildly), but my wife didn't get it.

Thanks for the heads up anyway.

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I've just checked my pics from earlier and I have it too!

So obvious now you've pointed it out :D

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It was good to see it. Here's my bash at it. SPC900 webcam, 5x Televue Powermate, 250mm f/4.8 Newtonian.

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Great pic Luke - brilliant clarity for such a high magnification.

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I too saw this tonight + its a special picture for me because its my first ever photo of the moon:D.

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That is super lunar x i can see somet like face along one side of the x strange it is.

i'd like to see more your really close images they brilliant.

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what could possible have made this lunar x ?

It's just a fairly random landform that just looks like this on certain illuminations. Here's a view of the same area under different illumination (not one of my pics), and it just disappears.

p.s. I saw the face too, but didn't like to say for fear of being branded a wierdo conspiracy theorist! Mt. Rushmore?

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Where's the face, Luke?

Here's the face I saw. Oh no, it's William Hague! Not sure if it's the same as Stargazing_Cliff's one?

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Ahhhhh yeah, cool. Thanks, I'll try and spot it myself next time...

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Here's the face I saw. Oh no, it's William Hague!

:)

The last thing I need is his face in the eyepiece whenever I look at the moon.

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Yep, you should know by now that X marks the spot...

Here are my predicted start times for observing the Lunar X illumination using 1.2 sun alt over crater Werner as the parameter:

2011

January 12 0012 UT

February 10 1526 UT

March 12 0543 UT

April 10 1837 UT

May 10 0610 UT

June 8 1642 UT

July 8 0247 UT

August 6 1305 UT

September 5 0012 UT

October 4 1232 UT

November 3 0214 UT

December 2 1704 UT

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Here's the face I saw. Oh no, it's William Hague! Not sure if it's the same as Stargazing_Cliff's one?

that almost made me choke on my breaky :)

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