Observing the Moon
The Moons seems such an obvious object but there is much to be observed, with just your mark 1 eyeball try observing the different phases, the order they occur and the time of day best to observe them. Look for the highlands and seas and see if you can spot the wobble of the moon (libration).
However if you have a telescope try observing the Lunar 100, or imaging the Moon’s features.
Neutral Density (ND) filters to remove the glare
Fringe Killer to remove any colour cast from refractor telescopes.
IR Pass filter to improve the seeing.
Lunar Halo Competition
As the name suggests, take an image of a Lunar Halo.
Whilst the points awarding is somewhat ambiguous I’ll be looking for the following…
- Technically a good image (in focus)
- Well composed
- Other points of interest (foreground or background)
- A good story – if you have a story of how you took the image it can’t hurt!
- You can only enter if you are a paid up member (any tier of membership)
- Entries must be to firstname.lastname@example.org – feel free to post them on what’s app as well!
Images By Diane Clarke
Images by Leigh Slomer
Images by Jim Burchell
All images are copyright. Permission must be sought to from the image owner to the use of any of these images.