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Thread: Una notte nel cratere Gassendi, 13th June 2019

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    Default Una notte nel cratere Gassendi, 13th June 2019



    Hello all,

    these have been unexpectdely clear and calm skies with the gibbeous waxing Moon.

    The Moonwalk has started at Plato, following the bay of Sinus Iridum with the Montes Jura.
    The first nice feature has been the V-form mountain, west off Delisle.

    Even if the terminator has been far away, the chain of the smallest craters between Copernicus and Erastothenes was nicely visible.

    A short stop at Kepler, to check out the smallish crater Maestin, and the rimae and dorsae west of Encke.
    The crater Maestin is a good target to proove the performance of the small aperture telescopes.

    As expected, the highlight has been the large crater Gassendi, this time touching the terminator. Gassendi is phantastically structured, and its high walls have casted long shadows. So, I have spent most of the observing session looking for the details inside the crater, and waiting on the periods of best seeing for the rimae. One of the rimae has revealed itself to my patient eye.

    Mare Humorum, south of Gassendi, has shown the dorsae and the small craters, the terminator has left Rupes Liebig still in the shadow.

    The last crater to inspect has been Clavius, decorated with 8 easy-to-see medium sized craters.
    Besides these craters, I have been able to count 17 more very small craters inside Clavius.

    I have been forced to stop the observing session at 23:00 due to the lost of contrast on the ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.
    Our John Baars has posted pics of the noctilucent clouds due to the ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.

    Date and time: 13th June, 2019, 21:45 – 23:00 , local summer time
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    Thank you for reading,

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    Default Re: Una notte nel cratere Gassendi, 13th June 2019

    Hello JG,
    Very nice Moon session!
    Sorry it ended too soon as a result of the appearance of noctilucent clouds.
    Thanks for your report!
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    Default Re: Una notte nel cratere Gassendi, 13th June 2019

    Hi JG. This report was a treat for me. You were using the Skywatcher equivalent of my favorite telescope and on my favorite astronomy target. Crater Gassendi is certainly a beautiful surface object to view. You might call it "Fiore di Luna." Thanks for taking the time to share your fun read report with us on here JG, and the kindest of regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makuser View Post
    Hi JG. This report was a treat for me. You were using the Skywatcher equivalent of my favorite telescope and on my favorite astronomy target. Crater Gassendi is certainly a beautiful surface object to view. You might call it "Fiore di Luna." Thanks for taking the time to share your fun read report with us on here JG, and the kindest of regards.
    Hello Marshall,

    thank you for your kind words, I appreciate very much your deep knowledge of Moon.

    After many years of hunting the faint fuzzies, I became more attracted towards our next neighbour, the Moon.
    And thanks to the recently added accessories to my scope, the Moon now reveals many more details, or maybe, I am more patient at the eypiece.

    Clear skies,

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    Default Re: Una notte nel cratere Gassendi, 13th June 2019

    Nice moonwalk JG! I need to get acquainted with lunar topography. For now it all looks like craters to me.

    Clever use of Solar Continuum filter, I need to try it.
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    Default Re: Una notte nel cratere Gassendi, 13th June 2019

    This has been a delightful read, JG !
    Thank you for posting.
    As you mentioned elsewhere we were both enjoying the beauty of the lunar features on the 13th. I am pleased that you had a fine view as I had.
    You have written it well my friend !
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    Default Re: Una notte nel cratere Gassendi, 13th June 2019

    A fine lunar tour, my friend.
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    Default Re: Una notte nel cratere Gassendi, 13th June 2019

    Hello friends,

    and thank you for the kind words!

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    Nice moonwalk JG! I need to get acquainted with lunar topography. For now it all looks like craters to me.

    Clever use of Solar Continuum filter, I need to try it.
    Hello Andrey,

    the green light passed by the Solar Continuum filter reveals some details on the Moon surface even away from the terminator.
    This has been especially working in the area between Majestin and Encke, which is very rich for the finest details, otherwise left unnoticed.

    Clear skies,

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