Posts from the ‘Moon’ Category

Crescent Moon at 8am.

This beautiful sight greeted me at breakfast on bank holiday weekend.

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Mons Pico

Yesterday was a Day 9 moon and clear skies, and  Friday, all of which meant sketching. I did Mons Pico, an isolated mountain peak (2400m) in the north of Mare Imbrium. The mountain probably marks the northern border of the inner basin ring of the Imbrium, which was then mostly flooded by Maria lavas afterwards.  Read more…

Kies Pi, the Pleiades and Jupiter

This autumn has not allowed me much time at the telescope. However, I did manage a couple of brief hours in December. Read more…

Moon watching: Regiomontanus and Catena Davy

The sky is far too light even at midnight now to do anything but planets and the moon. So yesterday I did some moon-watching in broad-daylight.

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Imbrium peaks: Delisle, Gruithuisen Gamma and Delta

A wonderful day 11 moon and beautifully clear skies yesterday had me out with high power taking in the very still views. It was a pity that clouds and cold didn’t permit me more than an hour. Read more…

Flamsteed P

Flamsteed P is a crater rim in the Southern Oceanus Procellarum. It is what remains visible of one of numerous former craters that were flooded in the last of the great Mare extrusions about 2 billion years ago. Read more…

Schickard and the Orientalis impact

A day 12 moon, clear skies and out I went. Schickard, the fourth largest crater on the moon, was right on the terminator, so I sketched that. Read more…

The Straight Wall (Rupes Recta) and ancient Thebit

Ahhhhhhhh. First time out with the scope for nearly a month. A bright day 8 moon meant that the moon had to be my target, and the terminator was perfectly positioned to sketch the straight wall, one of my favourite sights on the moon.

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Gassendi crater and Mare Humorum

On 6th November I took advantage of beautiful transparency (but poor seeing i.e. wobbly air) to sketch Gassendi and Mare Humorum, with the terminator just passing to the west of both. Read more…

Copernicus Crater, NGC 7789, NGC 6939, NGC 6946

On 7th October (going back a bit I know), I finally sketched Copernicus crater. Read more…