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Thin Moons 2004

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19 years 10 months ago #2598 by spculleton
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Chance to spot a 28 hour old Moon tonight for about forty minutes after sunset. It seems like the weather may not allow this (what a change!) but even a break in the cloud would allow a glimpse of this crescent. Bring your binoculars just in case.

For those of you completing the Astronomical League's Lunar Club program this is a chance to spot that elusive sub-40 hour old Moon. Tomorrow night of course it's 52 hours so get it while you can.

Shane Culleton.

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19 years 10 months ago #2604 by gnugent
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Crescent visibility times for April and May are:



The moon's age is its age when setting. Data is for Dublin.

Gary Nugent

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19 years 10 months ago #2611 by galwayskywatchers
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Crescent Moon visible tonight in Galway, cloud just cleared here from 9.11- 9.17, very slim crescent, barely visible to the naked eye, did anyone else on the west coast manage to spot it between the showers?

Ronan GAC

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19 years 10 months ago #2621 by Keith g
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All, got a super view from Cavan last night (wed) at 8:50pm to 10pm, low in the northwest. Nearly Completely clear!! That at 55hrs.


Keith...

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19 years 10 months ago #2624 by dave_lillis
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Nice one Keith,
Amazingly, the clouds parted here in Limerick for 3 hours last night and got a nice view of the cresent, dont think I've ever seen such a small phase.



Both taken at 21:56 on the 21st of April from Limerick, using a 4 inch celestron with a canon eos 300d, the left image is 1/30th of a second, while the one on the right is 1 sec, taken at F5 and at iso100.
The fainter tries to show the moon at the correct illumination, so not to wash it out.

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19 years 10 months ago #2644 by Keith g
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Dave, beautiful shots! I wish I could afford the eos300d, it's got some great reviews. Were these taken through the telescope/eyepiece? It's hard to get the right balance so as not to wash out the 'darkside'. They look well cool! Question for ya - how did you 'stitch' these 2 shots together?, what software?, I've been looking to do this as i have a few shots of the phases of Venus from December last i'd like to put together

Keith..

P.S My personal best moonsighting was about 32hrs before new last year.

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