Part of this session was also spent looking for other objects in the night sky (9:45 PM – 10:15 PM) - General Session - July 31, 2017.
NOTE: Sketch was drawn as seen – upside-down and backwards. This was the southern terminus, not the North. No explanation. Maybe something to do with the star diagonal position, or the side on which I was standing?
Lunar Phase: Waxing Gibbous (63.1%)
Moonset: 12:45 AM Moonrise: 2:49 PM
Mare Imbrium at the other end of terminus with a crater at each end, mountainous border and a large perfectly circular crater (Plato). Southern craters seen were Archimedes with Aristillus and Autolycus adjacent.
Crisium, Lacus Somniorum, Nectaris, Nubium, Serenitatis, Tranquilitatis, Vaporum.
Alpes, Apennine, Vallis Alpes; couldn’t locate/identify Tenerife and Spitzbergen
Alphonsus, Archimedes, Aristillus, Arzachel, Autolychus, Cassini, Herschel, Plato, Ptolemaeus.
Other Craters not on the List:
Alpetragius, Bettinus, Phocylides, Segner, Wargentin, Zucchius.
Bettinus, Zuccius and Segner were observed at a subsequent observation - IWLOP #125 - Zucchius, Bettinus & Kircher.