Lunar Observing Schedule for: Guyana - George_Town



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


2018-Jun-06 UT 05:26-09:15 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 05:34-08:09 Ill=45% 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 05:49-09:15 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 06:14-09:15 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 06:41-09:15 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 07:12-09:16 Ill=15% 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 08:16-09:18 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 08:58-09:16 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 22:27-23:08 Ill=2% 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-15 UT 22:32-22:43 Ill=6% Earthshine: June Lyrids ZHR=0-5 (vel=31 km/s)

     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-16 UT 22:32-23:44 Ill=14% 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 22:32-00:42 Ill=23% 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 22:33-01:35 Ill=34% 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 22:33-02:24 Ill=46% 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-20 UT 02:38-02:57 Ill=46% Apianus_D

     BAA Request: On 2011 Oct 03 Fran Power both observed visually a 
     range of colours on the rim of this crater. Although the Moon 
     was quite low in the sky, this effect was not seen anywhere else 
     on the Moon. The appearance was confirmed by another observer 
     using the same telescope (without being told what they were 
     supposed to see). An image was obtained which seems to show some 
     strong colour in this specific location, and nowhere else. 
     Please re-observe this area. Telescopes of aperture 6" and 
     larger are needed (refractors not allowed) - observations with 
     the Moon low down in the sky are desirable to see if the 
     atmosphere can reporduce this effect. Please send any sketches 
     or images 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 03:44-04:13 Ill=67% Eratosthenes

     ALPO Request: This request comes about because of two 
     observations. Firstly on 2009 Nov 25 Paul Abel and others 
     detected some colour on the inner west illumntated slopes of 
     this crater. No similar colour existed elsewhere. On 2012 Aug 
     25 Charles Galdies imaged this crater and detected a similar 
     colour, approximately in the same location, though he also 
     imaged colour elsewhere. It is important to replicate this 
     observation to see if it was natural surface colour, 
     atmospheric spectral dispersion, or some effect in the camera 
     that Charles was using, namely a Philips SPC 900NC camera. 
     The minimum sized telescope to be used would ideally a 8" 
     reflector. Please send any high resolution images, detailed 
     sketches, or visual descriptions to: 
     a t c @ a b e r . a c. u k .


2018-Jun-22 UT 22:51-00:40 Ill=76% 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 23:14-23:29 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 04:25-04:47 Ill=85% Sinus_Iridum

     BAA Request: Is there a dark shaded area on the floor of size 
     approximately ~1/4 diameter of Sinus Iridum and on western 
     interior by the rim? Telescopes as small as 2" apperture can be 
     used for this study at a magnification of approximately 110x. 
     Any visual descriptions, sketches or images should be emailed 
     to: 
     a t c @ a b e r . a c. u k .


2018-Jun-24 UT 22:30-02:49 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-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 05:36-06:46 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-27 UT 07:23-07:55 Ill=99% Plato

     BAA Request: Two observers have reported colour on the rim 
     around this colongitude, once in 1938, and again in 2013. Please 
     take a look and report what you see, and where on the rim. 
     Please send any high resolution images, detailed sketches, or 
     visual descriptions to: a t c @ a b e r . a c. u k .


2018-Jun-28 UT 04:38-08:43 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