Took this evening to complete more of the ETM as well as capture some of the IWLOP objects.
Lunar Phase: First Quarter (58.7%)
First Quarter: 3:00 AM
Moonset: 2:01 AM Moonrise: 1:26 PM
Sunrise: 5:29 AM Sunset: 9:00 PM
Time: 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Equipment: 10” Meade SCT, 12 mm eyepiece + x2 Barlow
Transparency: very good (4)
Seeing: very good (4)
Maurolycus and Barocius both had terraced walls. Especially visible were the SE sides that seemed steeper than the other sides. Maurolycus had a central peak plus at least 4 very small craters within. There is a flat area in the SW that may be the remnant of a crater it impacted (???). Barocius looked like a rabbit’s face. Almond-shaped face with 2 ears – craters B & C. The floor didn’t appear smooth. The northern rim of C seemed very shallow. The rim of B seems very shallow as if it is disappearing after its impact.
Craters: Barocius, Maurolycus
For details on the observations relating to the RASC IWLOP, refer to: