The Moon and Aldebaran

  • Sunday, April 10, 2016 9:25 PM
    Message # 3939417

    Sunday, April 10.  A few minutes before 8 pm.   The Moon eclipsed Aldebaran.

    At 7:59 or so EDT the star suddenly appeared.  Almost like a flashlight on the Moon's rim.   Very Cool.

  • Monday, April 11, 2016 12:37 PM
    Reply # 3941577 on 3939417

    I concur. This makes 2 nights in a row of interesting lunar observations. Saturday night at the NSP we saw a bright peak on the rim separated from the crescent by about 1 hour. We had a clear view for approximately 20 minutes. 

  • Monday, April 11, 2016 12:56 PM
    Reply # 3941626 on 3939417

    Though I've never been a big lunar observer (referred to as the 'evil orb' at my former ChesMont Astro Club in PA), the waffling cloud cover forced many of us to seek targets we normally wouldn't pursue.  With the moon's thin crescent quickly setting in the west, I trained the C-11 onto its rim at 150 X, where I was treated to a beautiful view of numerous craters and shadows..........

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016 8:36 AM
    Reply # 4300106 on 3941577
    So much info in so few words. Tostoly could learn a lot.
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