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Eric Curry

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Re: Make use of the Moon
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2018, 11:18:15 PM »
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I have more runs during full moon. But I wear a hat so Moon crazy bats don't get tangled in my hair, lay eggs, then I go crazy!!!!!! CRAZY!!!! HAHaHa

Tinfoil cap for me, lol.

Leon Vale

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Re: Make use of the Moon
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 05:17:03 AM »
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Earlier I posted a link to Virtual Moon Atlas. If many of you are unfamiliar with the program, I'm attaching a screenshot. The procedure of finding craters and then searching the web for diameters is really tedious. With Virtual Moon Atlas, life is a lot easier.


Hi is there a version of this for android tablets? I don't bring a lap top out with me.
I have downloaded a couple of lunar maps from googe play but they are no where near this
quality.

Michael Timmons

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Re: Make use of the Moon
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2018, 02:43:37 AM »
My wife is a lunatic... fortunately for her, our house is located in an area where viewing much else is really iffy... and I have found the lunacy is contagious...

I bought "The Beast" in my sig line primarily for her...

Long live Luna!

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Re: Make use of the Moon
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2018, 08:12:21 AM »
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Earlier I posted a link to Virtual Moon Atlas. If many of you are unfamiliar with the program, I'm attaching a screenshot. The procedure of finding craters and then searching the web for diameters is really tedious. With Virtual Moon Atlas, life is a lot easier.


Hi is there a version of this for android tablets? I don't bring a lap top out with me.
I have downloaded a couple of lunar maps from googe play but they are no where near this
quality.
AFAIK, there isn't.

Please see reply #9 in this thread. Hope it helps.

Best Android Astronomy Apps (Feb 16 2012)

I recommend that you do your own search of the Astronomy Software and Computer Forum for possibly more recent apps.

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Re: Make use of the Moon
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2018, 08:32:57 AM »
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Earlier I posted a link to Virtual Moon Atlas. If many of you are unfamiliar with the program, I'm attaching a screenshot. The procedure of finding craters and then searching the web for diameters is really tedious. With Virtual Moon Atlas, life is a lot easier.


Wish it came available as an iOS / Android app too ...

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Re: Make use of the Moon
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2018, 09:50:31 AM »
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Alpine Valley? Just found it on my map. Looks interesting. It's now on my list. Thanks!
Bill...
You may want to add other interesting areas such as Catena Davy (the Davy Crater Chain), Craters Messier and Messier A, Crater Schiller, Crater Wargentin, the domes of the Marius Hills, Mons Piton, Promontorium Heraclides (the Moon Maiden), Reiner Gamma, Vallis Rheita (the Rheita Valley), and Vallis Schröteri (Schröter's Valley and the Cobra Head Rille) to your list, as well as the already-mentioned Rupes Recta (the Straight Wall).
Many other other notable lunar features are listed at the following URLs:https://www.astrolea...nar/lunar2.htmlhttps://www.astrolea..._II_Targets.pdfhttp://www.skyandtel.../the-lunar-100/
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Re: Make use of the Moon
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2018, 10:00:09 AM »
I am not much of a moon person, but I do observe it at times.  Of course, one can always observe planets when Luna is up and bright, but I recently found another avenue to enjoy rhe hobby at those times.

When the moon is out and bright and the sky is clear I noticed the brighter stars are still visible.  Usually it's such that they make a nice outline of the constellations.  So, I'll bring out the binocs and roam the constellations.  Often, have found objects that I have neglected.

Another bit of observing I do is high mag of the moon.  Often to compare different EPs.

It's just a thought.