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Daytime Moon and Lunar "X"

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« on: April 02, 2009, 06:25:30 pm »

Got home just in time to catch the "X" at the end of its apparition, and also took a two-shot composite of the First Quarter Moon - I hope to be mosaicing later!

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 06:56:56 pm »

I see no "X" ?

Anyhoo I was out this afternoon & imaged the Moon - with WO 110mm refractor, 820nm infra red filter & DMK41 webcam. Seeing was rotten but this is the result (two image mosaic, taken at f/7 prime focus) 1448 UT 02 Apr 2009
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 07:01:49 pm »

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I see no "X" ?

About 40% of the way down the terminator. Compare with this APOD.....

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090311.html

Mine's towards the end of the apparition and starting to lose its shape.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 07:38:47 pm »

Ta, got it now.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009, 08:29:07 pm »

In fact Brian, being earlier than me, you have it better than me on your image!
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009, 09:36:57 pm »

Well done Paul and Brian!

Lovely day and a lovely evening  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009, 10:41:32 pm »

Well caught guys, a couple of really good images.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009, 01:34:41 pm »

Congratulations gents. Unfortunately my sky clouded over rather quickly last night so I never got a chance to the the 'X'.
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