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1 year 10 months ago #111391 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Thankfully most of the pain has gone. So, while it's not 100% gone I'm going to start loading the car. 

See you around 9pm gents!

Darren.
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1 year 10 months ago #111396 by flt158
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Hello everyone. 

Paul and I observed the Lunar X + V on Thursday night with my William Optics 158mm f7 apochromatic refractor.  
The Moon had "dropped" out of the high cloud for us to see both clair-obscure features.
The Lunar X is caused by the Sun catching the tops of 6 craters: La Caille, Purbach, Blanchinus, Regiomontanus, Werner and Aliacensis. 
It was very nice to see the outline of the most northerly crater La Caille as the Moon sunk lower. 
Both the Lunar X and the Lunar V were seen at 40x. 
I was then able to witness our nearest neighbour being occulted by Djouce mountain. 
What a rare sight that was!
Paul wondered if anyone on the west coast of Ireland has observed or imaged the Moon setting in the west at any time in the past. Good question!
By the way it was the 3rd time for me to see both the Lunar X + V features in 2022. 
The dates of my previous were: 4th April and 6th June. 
I don't think I will be achieving the same feat in 2023 somehow. 
Luna was in Virgo. 

Clear skies from Aubrey. 
 
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1 year 10 months ago #111401 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Fair play for staying at the Sugarloaf until you saw the Lunar X and V last Thursday lads. I'm delighted that you managed to view them.

Clear skies,

Darren.
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