Lunar Phase: Waxing Crescent (7.1%)
Q-Day: -5

Moonrise: 8:13 AM        Moonset: 10:17 PM
Sunrise: 6:45 AM          Sunset: 7:50 PM

Location: Home
Date: 2019-04-07
Time: 8:30 PM – 9:35 PM
Equipment: 6” Dobsonian, 10 mm eyepiece + x2 Barlow and x3 Barlow
Magnification: x120, x240, x360
Transparency: good (3)
Seeing: good (3)

No wind, high cloud slowly moving over the Moon. On our return from a family BBQ and bonfire in Middle Sackville, we noticed the clear sky and Moon to the W/SW, still high enough to observe. Set up the telescope in the backyard.

After locating Langrenus and Vendelinus (x120 mag), I used my “new to me” x3 Barlow, then my x2 Barlow.

The visible SE limb was awash with illumination so couldn’t see/identify any craters.

Closer to the terminator was easier but seeing/transparency reduced the ability to observe features of craters beyond shadows. Disappointment!

There was Earthshine this evening naked eye.

Clouds rolled in so packed up.

Maria, etc.: Lacus Temporis, Mare Crisium, Mare Frigoris, Mare Undarum

Craters: Atlas, Cleomedes, Endymion, Geminus, Hercules, Petavius, Snellius, Stevinus,

Craters not on ETM List: Bernoulli, Burckhardt, Condorcet, Fraunhofer, Lohse, Messala, Petavius B

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