Lunar Observing Schedule for: Brazil - Florianopolis



Produced by the Department of Physics at Aberystwyth University, UK
Ill is percentage illumination of the Moon


2018-Jun-06 UT 03:27-08:35 Ill=54% Earthshine: (radio) Arietids, (radio) Zeta Perseids: & Ophuchids

     These can only be observed using low-light level cameras running at 25 frames per sec,
     or faster, and capable of recording 9th or 10th magnitude stars in real time.
     Dates/UTs of observing runs, or detections of impacts, should be emailed to:
     ALPO - email: c u d n i k @ s b c g l o b a l . n e t
     BAA - email: a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k
     UAI - email: a m . 5 4 8 5 2 @ g m a i l . c o m


2018-Jun-07 UT 03:42-08:09 Ill=46% Montes_Teneriffe

     UAI Request: please image or sketch the area covering part of 
     Montes Teneriffe in the viciniity of Pico B, Plato E and D. 
     The UAI are interested in confirming a suspected volcanic 
     dome-like structure in this area, observed by Maurizio 
     ecchini, a member of the UAI Lunar Section. Scopes of 4" 
     diameter, or preferably larger, should be used. Any sketches 
     or images, in the vicinity pf Pico B, Plato E and D, should be 
     emailed to:
     u a i . l u n a . l g c @ g m a i l . c o m


2018-Jun-07 UT 04:00-08:36 Ill=44% Earthshine: (radio) Arietids, (radio) Zeta Perseids: & Ophuchids

     These can only be observed using low-light level cameras running at 25 frames per sec,
     or faster, and capable of recording 9th or 10th magnitude stars in real time.
     Dates/UTs of observing runs, or detections of impacts, should be emailed to:
     ALPO - email: c u d n i k @ s b c g l o b a l . n e t
     BAA - email: a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k
     UAI - email: a m . 5 4 8 5 2 @ g m a i l . c o m


2018-Jun-08 UT 04:35-08:36 Ill=34% Earthshine: (radio) Arietids, (radio) Zeta Perseids: & Ophuchids

     These can only be observed using low-light level cameras running at 25 frames per sec,
     or faster, and capable of recording 9th or 10th magnitude stars in real time.
     Dates/UTs of observing runs, or detections of impacts, should be emailed to:
     ALPO - email: c u d n i k @ s b c g l o b a l . n e t
     BAA - email: a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k
     UAI - email: a m . 5 4 8 5 2 @ g m a i l . c o m


2018-Jun-09 UT 05:12-08:36 Ill=24% Earthshine: (radio) Arietids, (radio) Zeta Perseids: & Ophuchids

     These can only be observed using low-light level cameras running at 25 frames per sec,
     or faster, and capable of recording 9th or 10th magnitude stars in real time.
     Dates/UTs of observing runs, or detections of impacts, should be emailed to:
     ALPO - email: c u d n i k @ s b c g l o b a l . n e t
     BAA - email: a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k
     UAI - email: a m . 5 4 8 5 2 @ g m a i l . c o m


2018-Jun-10 UT 05:54-08:37 Ill=16% Earthshine: (radio) Arietids, (radio) Zeta Perseids: & Ophuchids

     These can only be observed using low-light level cameras running at 25 frames per sec,
     or faster, and capable of recording 9th or 10th magnitude stars in real time.
     Dates/UTs of observing runs, or detections of impacts, should be emailed to:
     ALPO - email: c u d n i k @ s b c g l o b a l . n e t
     BAA - email: a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k
     UAI - email: a m . 5 4 8 5 2 @ g m a i l . c o m


2018-Jun-11 UT 08:16-08:40 Ill=8% Moon

     BAA Request: Please try to image the Moon as a very thin 
     crescent, tryimg to detect Earthshine. A good telephoto lens 
     will do on a DSLR, or a camera on a small scope. We are 
     attempting to monitor the brightness of the edge of the 
     earthshine limb in order to follow up a project suggested by 
     Dr Martin Hoffmann at the 2017 EPSC Conference in Riga, 
     Latvia. This is quite a challenging project due to the sky 
     brightness and the low altitude of the Moon. Please be very 
     careful around sunrise so as not to be observing once the Sun 
     has risen. Do not bother observing if the sky conditions are 
     hazy. Any images should be emailed to: 
     a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k


2018-Jun-11 UT 08:03-08:37 Ill=8% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

     These can only be observed using low-light level cameras running at 25 frames per sec,
     or faster, and capable of recording 9th or 10th magnitude stars in real time.
     Dates/UTs of observing runs, or detections of impacts, should be emailed to:
     ALPO - email: c u d n i k @ s b c g l o b a l . n e t
     BAA - email: a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k
     UAI - email: a m . 5 4 8 5 2 @ g m a i l . c o m


2018-Jun-14 UT 19:48-21:30 Ill=1% Moon

     BAA Request: Please try to image the Moon as a very thin 
     crescent, tryimg to detect Earthshine. A good telephoto lens 
     will do on a DSLR, or a camera on a small scope. We are 
     attempting to monitor the brightness of the edge of the 
     earthshine limb in order to follow up a project suggested by 
     Dr Martin Hoffmann at the 2017 EPSC Conference in Riga, 
     Latvia. This is quite a challenging project due to the sky 
     brightness and the low altitude of the Moon. Please do not 
     attempt if the Sun is still above the horizon. Do not bother 
     observing if the sky conditions are hazy. Any images 
     should be emailed to: 
     a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k


2018-Jun-16 UT 19:53-20:51 Ill=13% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

     These can only be observed using low-light level cameras running at 25 frames per sec,
     or faster, and capable of recording 9th or 10th magnitude stars in real time.
     Dates/UTs of observing runs, or detections of impacts, should be emailed to:
     ALPO - email: c u d n i k @ s b c g l o b a l . n e t
     BAA - email: a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k
     UAI - email: a m . 5 4 8 5 2 @ g m a i l . c o m


2018-Jun-17 UT 19:53-22:01 Ill=22% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

     These can only be observed using low-light level cameras running at 25 frames per sec,
     or faster, and capable of recording 9th or 10th magnitude stars in real time.
     Dates/UTs of observing runs, or detections of impacts, should be emailed to:
     ALPO - email: c u d n i k @ s b c g l o b a l . n e t
     BAA - email: a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k
     UAI - email: a m . 5 4 8 5 2 @ g m a i l . c o m


2018-Jun-18 UT 19:53-23:09 Ill=33% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

     These can only be observed using low-light level cameras running at 25 frames per sec,
     or faster, and capable of recording 9th or 10th magnitude stars in real time.
     Dates/UTs of observing runs, or detections of impacts, should be emailed to:
     ALPO - email: c u d n i k @ s b c g l o b a l . n e t
     BAA - email: a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k
     UAI - email: a m . 5 4 8 5 2 @ g m a i l . c o m


2018-Jun-19 UT 19:54-00:13 Ill=44% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

     These can only be observed using low-light level cameras running at 25 frames per sec,
     or faster, and capable of recording 9th or 10th magnitude stars in real time.
     Dates/UTs of observing runs, or detections of impacts, should be emailed to:
     ALPO - email: c u d n i k @ s b c g l o b a l . n e t
     BAA - email: a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k
     UAI - email: a m . 5 4 8 5 2 @ g m a i l . c o m


2018-Jun-21 UT 19:49-20:34 Ill=65% Montes_Teneriffe

     BAA Request: please image this area as we want to compare 
     against a sketch made in 1854 under similar illumination. 
     However if you want to check this area visually (or with a 
     colour camera) we would be very interested to see if you can 
     detect some colour on the illuminated peaks of this mountain 
     range, or elsewhere in Mare Imbrium. Features to capture in 
     any image (mosaic), apart from Montes Teneriffe, should 
     include: Plato, Vallis Alpes, Mons Pico and Mons Piton. Any 
     visual descriptions, sketches or images of Earthshine should 
     be emailed to: a t c @ a b e r . a c . u k


2018-Jun-21 UT 20:00-20:34 Ill=65% Plato

     BAA Request: It has been noticed that a bright carterlet can 
     appear very suddenly on the floor of Plato in between needle 
     like shadows, during local lunar sunrise. This happens in the 
     space of just a minute or so, and can look really quite dramatic.
     This effect was first spotted by Brian Halls on 2014 Oct 31 
     Please send any high resolution images, detailed scetches, or 
     visual descriptions to: a t c @ a b e r . a c. u k .


2018-Jun-21 UT 23:55-00:30 Ill=66% Tycho

     BAA Request: How early can you see the central peak of this 
     crater illuminated by scattered light off the crater's west 
     illuminated rim? High resolution and/or long exposures needed 
     to capture detail inside the floor shadow. All images should 
     be sent to me on the email adrress below, whether or not you 
     were successful in capturing the central peak: 
     a t c @ a b e r . a c. u k 


2018-Jun-22 UT 21:33-00:40 Ill=75% Cichus

     BAA Request: Following an article by Nigel Longshaw in the 
     Journal of the British Astronomical Association in 2015 June 
     (p154-157), we would like to encourage sketches and images of 
     the Cichus-Weiss region of the Moon. At this particular 
     illumination you may be able to see (depending upon libration) 
     a "curved thread of light" effect extending into the night 
     side of the Moon, just north of Cichus. The effect was 
     originally detailed by Thomas Elger in a sketch from 1888. We 
     would very much like to know the duration of this effect. 
     Ideally suited for scopes of aperture 4" or larger. If 
     imaging, try over exposing slightly in order to bring ut 
     detail on the terminator. Please send any observation 
     you make to: 
     n i g e l @ a j c o c k e r a s s o c i a t e s . c o . u k


2018-Jun-23 UT 22:54-23:29 Ill=84% Plato

     BAA Request: Can you see dark patches on the floor - how stable 
     are they in the atmospheric seeing conditions? How readily 
     visible is the central floor craterlet? Minimum sized aperture 
     telescope 4", and use a refractor if you have one? Use 
     magnifications of at least 200x to inspect the floor of this 
     crater if observing visually. Please send any sketches, images, 
     or visual reports to: 
     a t c @ a b e r . a c. u k .


2018-Jun-24 UT 20:21-02:49 Ill=90% Aristarchus

     BAA Request: Is there a bright spot on the west interior wall of 
     this crater? Compare it to other features and note if it varies 
     in brightness over time. Please send all reports or images to: 
     a t c @ a b e r . a c. u k 


2018-Jun-24 UT 21:49-22:46 Ill=90% Aristarchus

     ALPO Request: On 2013 Apr 22 Paul Zellor noticed that the two 
     closely spaced NW dark bands in Aristarchus had some (non-blue) 
     color to them. Can we confirm his observation of natural colour 
     here? Ideally you should be using a telescope of 10" aperture, or 
     larger. Please send any high resolution color images, detailed 
     sketches, or visual descriptions to: a t c @ a b e r . a c. u k .


2018-Jun-25 UT 02:38-03:25 Ill=91% Mersenius_C

     ALPO Request: Color images or visual inspection needed of the 
     area just SW of this crater. If taking images, do not over 
     expose on bright slopes. Can you detect any natural surface 
     color here or mistiness? Minimum aperture needed 4", and if you 
     have a choice, use a refractor instead of a reflector. Please 
     send any images, or sketches, to: a t c @ a b e r . a c. u k 


2018-Jun-26 UT 04:01-04:48 Ill=96% Herodotus

     ALPO Request: Any sign of brightness changes or flashes from 
     this crater?. Minimum sized telescope aperture to be used: 4". 
     Any sketches, visual reports, or monochrome image sequences 
     should be emailed to:
     t o n y . c o o k @ a l p o - a s t r o n o m y . o r g


2018-Jun-26 UT 05:36-05:46 Ill=96% Prinz

     ALPO Request: Monitor this crater over time to see if there 
     are any brightness changes inside. A minimum sized scope to 
     use for this would be an 8" reflector. Any visual 
     descriptions, sketches, or colour images should be emailed 
     to: 
     t o n y . c o o k @ a l p o - a s t r o n o m y . o r g


2018-Jun-28 UT 04:38-07:52 Ill=100% Full_Moon

     ALPO Request: Please take images of the Full Moon, but make 
     sure you under expose as we want to avoid bright ray craters 
     like Aristarchus, Tycho, Proclus etc from saturating. The 
     purpose behind this is we want to compare with images of 
     Earthshine which are essentially zero phase illumination 
     images, like at Full Moon. There have been reports in the past 
     that Aristarchus varies greatly in brightness compared to 
     other features. David Darling (a past TLP coordinator) has 
     suggested this was simply due to libration effects, i.e. 
     viewing angles, so we would naturally like to test this 
     theory out. Also if you have any past images of close to Full 
     Moon, please send these in too if the above mentioned craters 
     are not saturated. Pretty much any size telescope can be used 
     to take these images so long as we can clearly see the above 
     craters. Obviously do not attempt this if the sky is cloudy or 
     hazy. Observations will be presented in the "Lunar Observer" 
     - a monthly publication of the Lunar Section of ALPO. All 
     reports should be emailed to: 
     a t c @ a b e r . a c . uk