I spent som time doing general observations: General Session - August 6, 2017.
Lunar Phase: Waxing Gibbous (99.5%)
Moonset: 4:55 AM Moonrise: 7:54 PM
Sunrise: 6:07 AM Sunset: 8:33 PM
Time: 9:06 PM – 11:15 PM
Temperature: 19° C - 18° C
Equipment: 10” Meade SCT, 30 mm eyepiece
Transparency: Good (3)
Seeing: Good (3)
A few clouds with a slight wind. Could see atmospheric turbulence at the terminus and limb edges.
9:06 PM: The Moon finally rose over the houses across the street.
~ 10:15 PM: Moon was high enough it could be seen with the telescope. The rays of Kepler and Tycho were easily seen. Surface was completely bleached out; no real features were seen except for a few at the terminator. Attempted to draw Kepler’s rays. The features adjacent to Kepler on the Moon’s rim captured my attention so sketched them next.
Craters: Grimaldi, Kepler.
Found Craters not on the list: Byrgius, Byrgius D, Crüger, Kepler A, Lamarck, Marius, Milichius, Rocca