October 19, 2017

Astro-Challenge: Exploring Reiner Gamma.

Finding Reiner Gamma…note that the shot through the Astroguyz 8″ SCT is flipped and inverted!

(Credit: Wide shot by Author,closeupfrom Lunar Orbiter 4 in 1967/NASA).

The waning gibbous Moon may provide a good cause to do some early AM astronomy this week. Amidst the familiar features such as craters, rays, and lunar mountains are more mysterious anomalies, one of which wed like to bring to your observing attention this week. Reiner Gamma is a curious feature located at 7.5N 59W on the edge of the Oceanus Procellarum. [Read more...]