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Moon_2017_12_31

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Moon_2017_12_31

Almost Super Moon - 221,800 miles from Earth

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:14:34 -0800
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cool sunspot sept5/17

c4mtr0n1 posted a photo:

cool sunspot sept5/17

Active Region 2673, responsible for the sept 6/2017 X9.3 flare

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:37:03 -0700
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Montes Apenninus

 Eduard Wichner posted a photo:

Montes Apenninus

Montes Apenninus are a rugged mountain range on the northern part of the Moon's near side. They are named after the Apennine Mountains in Italy. With their formation dating back about 3.9 billion years, Montes Apenninus are still relatively young.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:53:47 -0700
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Supermoon 2018 (uncropped)

Petr Hykš posted a photo:

Supermoon 2018 (uncropped)

I took this image holding my DSLR camera above my telescope eyepiece (afocal).

Just some casual brightness adjustments, chromical abberation removal and sharpening (Digital Photo Professional & GIMP). This is an UNCROPPED version - original size. You can imagine how hard it was to fit the whole supermoon on camera display.

I would like to compare this image later with minimoon 2018, when lunar disc appears smallest (Moon at perigee) - an opposite to supermoon (Moon at perigee). It will be on July 27th, when an amazing total lunar eclipse will be (hopefully) visible, too.

Telescope details
refractor Celestron Powerseeker 50AZ
focal lenght: 600 mm
lens: 50 mm
eyepiece 20 mm

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:54:40 -0800
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from the LEM

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 19:43:35 -0800
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ParialSolarEclipse_25Dec2000_HomCavObservatory

homcavobservatory posted a photo:

ParialSolarEclipse_25Dec2000_HomCavObservatory

The attached image was taken 17 years ago today in near blizzard conditions from our home in upstate NY.

Image Details: A screen capture from SpaceWeather's gallery at the time, the image is of the partial eclipse that occurred on Christmas Day 2000. Taken by Jay Edwards using a hand-held Panasonic camcorder in afocal mode through an 80MM refractor with a 25mm eyepiece, although the image is extremely low resolution (mainly due to the equipment used at the time combined with the fact that it's a screen capture), in spite of the horrible seeing conditions, visually, it actually appeared quite nice.

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 07:05:06 -0800
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Moon_2017_12_01_HDRX

atgc_01 posted a photo:

Moon_2017_12_01_HDRX

afocal photography through a telescope eyepiece

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 23:45:55 -0800
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Schroter's Valley (afocal photography through a telescope eyepiece)

atgc_01 posted a photo:

Schroter's Valley (afocal photography through a telescope eyepiece)

Schroter's Valley, frequently known by the Latinized name Vallis Schröteri, is a sinuous valley or rille on the surface of the near side of the Moon. It is located on a rise of continental ground, sometimes called the Aristarchus plateau, that is surrounded by the Oceanus Procellarum to the south and west and the Mare Imbrium to the northwest. At the southern edge of this rise are the craters Aristarchus and Herodotus.

This is the largest sinuous rille on the Moon. It begins at a 6 km diameter crater located 25 km to the north of Herodotus. (The start of the rille has been termed the "Cobra's Head" by some observers, due to its resemblance to a snake.) From the crater it follows a meandering path, first to the north, then setting a course toward the northeast, before finally bending back to the south until it reaches a 1 km high precipice at the edge of the Oceanus Procellarum. The rille has a maximum width of about 10 km, then gradually narrows to less than a kilometer near its terminus.

The origins of this rille are believed to be volcanic. The interior floor has been resurfaced and is very level. However there is a slender rille located on the floor, which can be photographed from Earth with a good telescope and good seeing.

The rille has been the subject of numerous transient lunar phenomena observations.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schroter%27s_Valley

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:44:36 -0800
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Moonscape #2

atgc_01 posted a photo:

Moonscape #2

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 22:53:45 -0800
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Moonscape #1

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Moonscape #1

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 22:53:44 -0800
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