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Lunar X - March 1, 2020

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Ed D, Mar 1, 2020.

Lunar X - March 1, 2020

Started by Ed D on Mar 1, 2020 at 8:19 PM

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  1. Ed D

    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    Tonight I set up my TV-85 with binoviewer on the driven CG-4 mount with the intent of observing lunar craters. By chance I spotted the Lunar X ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_X ) and decided to image it. Wouldn't you know it, the clouds started rolling in. It took the patience of a saint to do everything in small increments through the occasional sucker holes. I managed a few short videos and ended up with a couple of images.

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    2020 03-01 Lunar X.jpg
    Lunar X seen just left of center

    2020 03-01 Lunar X Closeup.jpg
    Closeup of Lunar X
     
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    On another forum a member pointed out that I had also captured the Lunar V. This is a zoomed in and cropped image showing the X (right) and V (left).

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    2020 03-01 Lunar X and V Closeup.jpg
    Lunar X (right) and V (left)
     
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    Lunar alphabet! Never knew those existed! Space X and the Saturn V come to mind!
     
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    There they are! Nice catch, Ed. I imaged X & V a few years ago. X can be elusive sometimes, depending upon how sunlight hits the surface. It's a fun monthly ritual :)
     

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