Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Lunar X and Lunar V ,crepuscular rays and planetary conjunctions

On June 20 I observed the ''Lunar X'' and ''Lunar V''  using my ''zoth'' 90x600mm refractor.

My ''zoth''  90x600 mm refractor 

Visual observations were made at 60x/ Plossl 10mm  and 100x / BCO 6mm.
The pics were taken in the afocal mode at 60 x with the Coolpix S3300 camera.
This is my second ''LunarX-Lunar V'' observation of  this ''light and shadow'' show of the Moon.

On July 14 I was preparing this Summer wine.

Above , on the sky it were visible for a long while spectacular crepuscular rays.

On the evening of July 15 the planet Venus was close to the Moon while Lady Luna was in conjuction with the star Regulus.
The Ashen Light was well visible on the Moon.

Venus to the left of the Moon

Venus in the left corner , Regulus below  the Moon

On July 20 the Moon was in conjunction with the planet Jupiter.

All pics , excepting those of Lunar X- V , were taken with a Nikon Coolpix S3300 compact camera set on an all-metal old Velbon tripod.

My modified all-metal Velbon photo-tripod