TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: USA AK Anchorage



Ill is percentage illumination of the Moon
*Indicates a repeat illumination and libration event to within +/- 1 deg for both
A non-* indicates just repeat illumination to within +/-0.5 deg


2018-Sep-01 UT 07:43-08:26 Ill=69% Lichtenberg observed by Barcroft on 1940-10-22 *

     Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 22 UT 07:12 Observed by Barcroft 
     (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Only slightly redish color this 
     nite, comp. with previous nites (see #'s 467 & 477)" NASA 
     catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #478. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-01 UT 07:43-09:16 Ill=69% Alphonsus observed by Unknown_Observer on 1958-12-2 *

     On 1958 Dec 02 at UT 06:00 an unknown observer detected a TLP on the 
     Moon. The reference for this is from Palm, 1967 Icarus. The Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=709 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-01 UT 09:50-09:57 Ill=68% Alphonsus observed by Kozyrev on 1959-10-23

     Alphonsus 1959 Oct 23 UT 02:10-02:35 Observed by Kozyrev 
     (Crimea, Soviet Union, 50" reflector) "Red glows, emiss. 
     spect. got C2, C3 (Moore obs. 0100-0300 & saw nothing unusual 
     in an 8.5" reflector)" NASA catalog ID=723. NASA catalog 
     weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Sep-01 UT 10:56-14:32 Ill=68% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-11-13 *

     Aristarchus 1976 Nov 13 UT 05:25 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 3" refractor, 54-200x, S=6, T=4) "Floor 8deg except S.=6deg which 
     is also granulated & la pale yellow. Different aspect fr. other obs. at 
     same col. Viol. in outer nimbus. Bright blue-viol. glare where viol. 
     radiance was on 11th. SWBS still large & 9 deg bright." NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog  ID #1457.


2018-Sep-01 UT 11:07-12:25 Ill=68% Calippus observed by Frank on 1973-1-25

     Near Calippus 1973 Jan 25 UT 19:20-19:30 Observed by Frank 
     (E.Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, 6" reflector, x100, S=G) "Bright spot 
     nr. Calippus. Sketch (Calippus alpha, or unnamed peak N. of it?). Est. 
     albedo=8.5 & surroundings at 0.5 at 1015h. Obj. not noticeable at all 
     during 1st 1/2 cycle thru FM in Dec. & Jan. (ALPO-LTP prog.)" NASA 
     catalog weight=0 (very unreliable). NASA catalog ID #1360.


2018-Sep-01 UT 11:07-12:25 Ill=68% Walther observed by Frank on 1973-1-25

     White spot in Walter 1973 Jan 25 UT 19:20-19:39 Observed by 
     Frank (E.Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, 6" reflector, x100, 
     S=G) "White spot in Walter barely distinct fr. surroundings & 
     crater rim. It's albedo=8, surroundings=7 (ALPO-LTP prog.)" 
     NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1360. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Sep-01 UT 13:45-14:59 Ill=67% Alphonsus observed by Hall on 1964-10-27

     Alphonsus 1964 Oct 27 UTC 05:18-06:10 Observed by Hall, Johnson, 
     Weresulk (Pt. Tobacco, MD, USA, 16" reflector x400, S=5-7). "Red spot. 
     Pink glow detected with Trident MB & seen visually too." NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog ID #863.


2018-Sep-02 UT 10:13-11:03 Ill=57% Copernicus observed by Darling_D on 1994-4-3

     On 1994 Apr 03 at 11:23UT D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) noticed that 
     Copernicus crater had a red spot on the west wall (found using Moon 
     Blink filters Wratten 29 and Wratten 38). The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-02 UT 11:30-13:05 Ill=57% Alphonsus observed by Alter on 1958-12-3

     Alphonsus 1958 Dec 03 UTC 11:00? Observed by Alter, Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 
     60" reflector "Photog. spect. showed floor of crater redder than 
     neighboring areas outside its walls. (Palm had a rep't for this date -- 
     same area?). NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #710.


2018-Sep-02 UT 11:35-15:01 Ill=57% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-11-14 *

     Aristarchus 1976 Nov 14 UT 06:09 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 3" refractor, 54-200x, S=5-4, T=5) "Walls & floor 8deg except S.=
     6deg, SWBS now smaller but still 9deg. S.floor still granulated & now 
     yellow-brown. Strong viol. tint still on outer nimbus but now viol. 
     radiance (gas?) again on ENE rim as on 11th, but not as on 13th"
     NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog  ID #1458.


2018-Sep-02 UT 12:42-14:34 Ill=56% Tycho observed by Nibbering_J on 1994-1-4

     On 1994 Jan 04 at UT21:00 J. Nibbering (Rosendaal, Netherlands) 
     obtained a photograph that shows a large crescent of light centred on 
     Tycho crater, but includes also: Lilius, but not to Clavius. Cameron 
     suspects strongly that it was caused by camera lens flare. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=471 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-03 UT 10:47-11:34 Ill=46% Plato observed by Morgan_P on 2009-6-16

     On 2009 Jun 16 at UT 03:20-03:40 P. Morgan (UK, 30.5cm reflector, x400, 
     seeing=6/10 and transparency=5/5) observed a large diffuse ashen-like 
     effect over the shadow filled floor of Plato. The effect was lighter 
     towards the south. Observer checked the effect with both left and right 
     eyes and it remained the same. Unusually no shadow spires from rim 
     moutain peaks were seen. A check for colour in the region effected 
     revealed none. As time progressed, terrestrial twilight encroached. A 
     sketch was made. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-03 UT 10:47-14:12 Ill=45% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Sep-04 UT 12:42-13:58 Ill=34% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-11-16

     Aristarchus 1976 Nov 16 UT 06:15 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 3" refractor, 54-200x, S=4, T=5) "Crater very dull except EWBS=
     9deg & large. W.glacis=5deg & inner E.wall 6deg. Floor is dull 5deg, 
     c.p.=10 deg. SWBS has disappeared. No viol. anywhere" NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog  ID #1460.


2018-Sep-04 UT 11:31-14:15 Ill=33% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Sep-05 UT 12:43-13:25 Ill=23% Aristarchus observed by Kozyrev on 1961-12-3

     Aristarchus 1961 Dec 3 UTC 03:05-03:40 Observed by Kozyrev (Crimea, 
     Soviet Union) described in NASA catalog as: "Emission lines in spectrum 
     of c.p. red & blue, H2 identified, several km2 area. Projected into 
     shadow cast by W. wall. Source rose to a height above the crater. 50" 
     reflector used NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog TLP ID 
     No. #756.


2018-Sep-05 UT 12:28-14:17 Ill=23% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Sep-05 UT 14:30-15:09 Ill=23% Aristarchus observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1821-7-25

     On 1821 July 25 at UT 03:30 Gruithuisen (Munich, Germany) observed, 
     near Aristarchus, some brilliant flashing spots on the Earthlit side of 
     the Moon. These disappeared after a short while then re-appeared. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=90 and weight=4. The ALPo/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-06 UT 13:37-14:20 Ill=14% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Sep-18 UT 06:18-06:21 Ill=62% Theophilus observed by Cook_JD on 1978-11-8 *

     Theophilus 1978 Nov 08 UT 20:49-22:00 Observed by J.D. Cook 
     (Frimley, 12" reflector, 6mm Ortho eyepiece, seeing III-IV) 
     Orange discolouration seen on ESE crater floor. Moon blink 
     tried, but no blink detected. By 21:10 the effect had lessened, 
     but was still orange. By 21:50-21:58 the effect was smaller and 
     perhaps more on the SE of the floor. Colour confirmed by Foley. 
     Fitton may also have been observing. At 22:00 A.C. Cook observed 
     and commented that a darkish, perhaps brown-orange colour seen - 
     but suspected it was probably spurious colour - but by now the 
     seeing was V. J.H. Robinson, whilst doing a Moon Blink sweep of 
     several features, including Theophilus, had not noticed anything 
     unusual 18:50-19:10. By 22:30-22:35UT, he still could not detect 
     a blink, but noticed intermittent darkining on the shaded area 
     on the E. floor, but seeing was now IV. The darkening was more 
     noticeable in blue than red light. BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. 2006 Cameron catalog ID #40 weight=3. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Sep-21 UT 04:38-04:40 Ill=86% Gassendi observed by Whippey_MR on 1967-6-18 *

     Gassendi 1967 Jun 18 UT 22:50-23:59 Observed by Whippey 
     (Northalt, England, 6" reflector?) "Faint redness outside NE & 
     SE wall of crater." Moore (10" Armagh refractor, x360) was 
     observing earlier 22:10-22:40, with and without a Moon Blink but 
     detected no redness, however his observing conditions were not 
     very good at the time. NASA catalog ID #1039. NASA catalog 
     weight=3. ALPO.BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-24 UT 05:05-06:40 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1983-10-20 *

     On 1983 Oct 20 at UT23:40 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) observed that 
     Aristarchus was brighter than normal (as measured with a CED) and much 
     more so that Censorinus, Menelaus, and Proclus craters (in turn). 
     Cameron comments that Moore is a very experienced observer. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=231 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-24 UT 05:21-09:07 Ill=99% Copernicus observed by Robinson_JH on 1977-3-4 *

     On 1977 Mar 04 at UT 20:55-21:18 JH Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK,
     26cm reflector, x200, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, seeing steady, 
     transparency varies from fair to very poor and cloud eventually halted 
     observations). Copernicus was very indistinct. All other features 
     examined were normal. This is a BAA Lunar Section observation. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Sep-24 UT 05:21-09:07 Ill=99% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1977-3-4 *

     On 1977 Mar 04 at UT 20:55-21:18 JH Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK,
     26cm reflector, x200, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, seeing steady, 
     transparency varies from fair to very poor and cloud eventually halted 
     observations). The floor of Fracastorius is significantly brighter in a 
     red filter than in a blue filter. This is a BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-24 UT 05:29-08:20 Ill=99% Moon observed by Kozyrev on 1977-1-4 *

     On 1977 Jan 04 at 16:25-17:30 Kozyrev (Pulkovo Observatory, Crimea, 
     Ukraine, Soview Union) "Observed unusual processes on moon. Activity in 
     progress at beginning of obs. Still vis. at 1710, gone at 1730h. 
     Latharn & colleagues found no seismic activity at that timeunder a 
     quick look". The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and ID=1460. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Sep-24 UT 08:15-09:02 Ill=99% Plato observed by Barker_R on 1938-1-16

     On 1938 Jan 16 at UT 00:00 Barker (Chestnut, England, UK, 12.5" 
     reflector) noticed that Plato crater had a brownish-gold veined 
     surface, colour irregular - laid on a smooth floor. The Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=430 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-24 UT 08:15-09:06 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by LeCroy on 1976-2-14

     On 1976 Feb 14 at UT23:35-0053 LeCroy (Springfield, VA, USA, 4.5" 
     reflector, x75, S=6 and T=4.5). A blue haze was seen on the east side 
     of Aristarchus and red haze on the west side. At 00:00UT details were 
     more clear and at 00:24UT Aristarchus and Herodotus, were seperated. At 
     00:34UT colours were gone. At 00:35UT blue was on Aristarchus and the 
     area was bright, but was black in a red filter. At 00:53UT the features 
     were clear and the colour gone and the brightness had decreased to 9. 
     Cameron comments that the colour was not due to temp. inversion because 
     of being dark in the red filter, implying a medium). The Cameron 1978 
     catalog TLP ID is 1428 and the weight=1. This is an ALPO report. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-24 UT 08:15-08:54 Ill=99% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1985-9-28

     On 1985 Sep 28 UTC 20:54-23:52 P.W. Foley (Suffolk, UK) found (actually 
     before 20:54 UT) brightness variance in Torricelli B. J.D. Cook 
     (Frimley, UK) observed a brief blue coloured patch somewhere in the 
     Torricelli B region, but could not pin it down precisely. At 22:50UT 
     M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 30cm reflector, seeing III - occasionally V, 
     transparency moderate to good) Found the crater to have an elongated 
     appearance (in SSW-NNE direction) in white light, similar to the 
     previous night. A bright elongated spot was seen on the NNE floor, 
     close to where the wall should be. Not able to define the rim. There 
     was a very dark surrounding area to the crater, similar to what it was 
     on the previous night (roughly 1/4 brightness of Censorinus). 23:04UT 
     brighter in yellow, then red, then blue. At 23:10 it was seen that blue 
     filter dulled the crater - this was odd because both Censorinus and 
     Proclus were brighter in blue, which is what he would normally expect. 
     At23:15 UT Censorinus was brighter in blue, then yellow then red 
     filters and some orange spurious colour seen to the south of 
     Censorinus. At 23:23UT no spurious colour seen on Proclus or 
     Censorinus. 23:46UT Torricelli B elongated as before, but a very faint 
     ray might have been seen to the south west of the rim. This report is 
     not in the 2006 Cameron catalog. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-24 UT 08:15-09:25 Ill=99% Mons_Pico observed by Moore_P on 1996-12-24

     On 1996 Dec 24/25 at 18:12-00:02UT P. Moore (Selsey, UK, using a 15" 
     reflector x250-360, and seeing III) saw a strong orange colour on the 
     south wall and floor of Aristarchus. He suspected it to be spurious 
     colour but could not detect colours on any other craters. The colour
     remained but at 18:12 UT he suspected a trace on colour on Mons Pico 
     but was not sure. However he reported it to the TLP coordinator of the 
     BAA Lunar Section. The orange in Aristarchus gradually faded and had 
     almost vanished by 00:20UT when seeing was too bad to continue 
     observing. At 02:30UT he was able to re-observe again and there was 
     still a very very slight hint of orange in Aristarchus - but he 
     comments that if he had not been looking for it he might not have 
     noticed. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-24 UT 08:48-10:37 Ill=99% Plato observed by Kelsey on 1966-8-1

     Plato 1966 Aug 01 UT 06:14 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 
     USA, 8" reflector x300) The wall from the S to the NNE wouldn't 
     focus well though at least 4 craterlets on the floor were 
     clearly seen (Ricker uncertain if real TLP. Cameron thinks it 
     probably was -- similar to Bartlett's experience on Aris. NASA 
     catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #961. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-25 UT 05:13-07:18 Ill=100% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1898-4-6 *

     On 1898 Apr 06 atUT 23:00 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass, USA, 15" 
     refractor?) observed in Schroter's valley and it's vicinity "Variations 
     in vapor col. Crater E now most conspicuous instead of C which is now 
     least conspic., but not covered with vapor. (in drawing 2 gaps show, 
     time est. fr. given ol. ". The cameron 1978 catalog ID=298 and weight=
     3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-25 UT 07:28-10:18 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Cross on 1965-9-11 *

     Aristarchus 1965 Sep 11 UT 08:08-08:15 Observed by Cross,Rasor (Parlos 
     Verdes, CA, USA, 22" reflector x133, S=F-P) "Red glows,. Photos 
     obtained but do not show phenom. Haze terminated obs." NASA catalog 
     weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #894.


2018-Sep-25 UT 07:45-08:57 Ill=100% Plato observed by Barker_R on 1938-1-17

     On 1938 Jan 17 Barker (Chestnut, England, UK, 12.5" reflector) 
     noticed that Plato crater had a brownish-gold veined surface, 
     colour irregular - laid on a smooth floor. It had extended 
     further E than on the previous night. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-25 UT 07:45-09:30 Ill=100% Mare_Crisium observed by Moore_P on 1948-7-21

     Mare Crisium 1948 Jul 21/22 UT 22:00?-01:00? Observed by Moore 
     (England, 12" reflector) "Almost featureless except for Peirce & 
     Picard" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #506. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Sep-25 UT 07:45-09:10 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1978-11-15

     Aristarchus 1978 Nov 15 UTC 19:10-22:15 Observed by Foley (UK) - 
     Colouration seen - violet spot on north west interior. There was no 
     colour on the crater floor from 19:10-20:05, but suddenly the floor 
     colour changed to a slate blue-grey colour from 20:05-21:45UT. Colour 
     was not detected elsewhere. CED brightness measurements taken - these 
     were normal for Proclus, Mons Pico, Mons Piton and Tycho, but for 
     showed that Aristarchus varied in brightness. Crater Extinction Device 
     (CED) used. Seeing Antoniadi III, Transparancy Fair.


2018-Sep-25 UT 07:45-08:12 Ill=100% Plato observed by Titford_R on 1993-3-8

     On 1993 Mar 08 at UT 22:30 R. Titford (England, UK, 8.5" reflector, 
     seeing=III) found a very bright white area on the northern wall, "floor 
     < Mare Imbrium". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=456 and weight=3. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-25 UT 07:51-08:34 Ill=100% Mons_Pico observed by Madej_P on 1981-12-12

     On 1981 Dec 12 at UT 00:31 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK) saw some flashes 
     between Plato and Mons Pico. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=160 and 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Sep-25 UT 09:02-10:51 Ill=100% Plato observed by Kelsey on 1966-8-2

     Plato 1966 Aug 02 UT 06:26 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" 
     reflector x300) "Again E(IAU?) wall would not focus" NASA catalog 
     weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #962.


2018-Sep-25 UT 09:14-11:10 Ill=100% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-18

     On 1891 Sep 18 at UT 21:00 Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Varitions in vapor column. Drawings. Time estimated from given 
     colongitude)." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=271 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Sep-25 UT 10:02-11:09 Ill=100% Plato observed by Chernov on 1921-11-15

     Plato 1921 Nov 15? UT 20:00? Observed by Chernov (Russia, 2" refractor 
     x94) "Temporary increase in brightness of the light band at bottom 
     noted close to FM. Crater actively noted in Oct. 10." NASA catalog 
     weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #384.


2018-Sep-25 UT 11:20-12:50 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-9-22 *

     Aristarchus 1964 Sep 22 UT 02:54-03:03 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" refractor x240, S=5, T=5) "Bright blue-
     viol. gl. on NE rim & EWBS; dark viol. nimbus; S. floor 8deg br. 
     rest of crater 7 deg. Red-brown, changed to coppery, to yellow-
     brown (Gilheany, et al. examined crater later, but did not 
     detect any color in MOON BLINK, so red-brown must have 
     disappeared." NASA catalog ID #851, NASA catalog weight=4. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-25 UT 11:51-13:27 Ill=100% Kunowsky observed by Gilheany on 1964-9-22 *

     Kunowsky 1964 Sep 22 UT 03:25-04:30 Observed by Gilheany, Hall, and 
     Johnson (Port Tobacco, MD, USA, 16" reflector, Seeing=good) "Red area 
     detected by Trident's MOON BLINK (MB) device, (Aris. normal)." NASA 
     catalog weight= 5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #852.


2018-Sep-25 UT 12:32-12:50 Ill=100% Pytheas observed by Sendor_Mark on 1970-6-19

     E. of Pytheas in M. Imbrium 1970 Jun 19/20 UTC 23:54-00:23 Observed by 
     Sendor-Mark (Szolnok, Hungary, 4" reflector x 200) "Bright spot nr. 
     Timocharis (on E. Copernican ray?) decreased slowly for next 8min 19 
     sec. At 00:11:05 flared up. After 2nd decreasing, brightened again at 
     00:25:54 after which no variablity. Event was star-like < 3km. No 
     events on 21st." NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID=#1262.


2018-Sep-26 UT 07:39-08:43 Ill=98% Mare_Crisium observed by Robinson_JH on 1973-3-20

     Mare Crisium 1973 Mar 20 UT ~19:55 Robinson (Devon, UK) patches 
     clearer in a red filter than in a blue filter. This is 
     unlikely to be a TLP, more likley something to do with effects 
     in our atmosphere, but is worth checking out, just in case. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-26 UT 07:39-09:36 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Kidger_M on 1978-11-16

     Aristarchus 1978 Nov 16 UTC 19:40-19:45. Observer: Mark Kidger (UK, 6" 
     refractor x40, x133, x200, seeing poor-boiling) - saw the north wall of 
     Aristarchus to be an electric blue. No spurious colour was seen in 
     other craters (despite the conditions). No other observers were able to 
     confirm this due to the weather. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-26 UT 08:04-09:11 Ill=98% Mons_Pico observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-19

     On 1975 Dec ?? at 19:00UT P.W.Foley (Kent, UK), and possibly P. Moore? 
     (Selsey, UK) - unusual events were reported which might have been due 
     to minor structral changes. Albedo=76% (=7.6?). Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=1425 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-26 UT 09:08-10:15 Ill=98% Alphonsus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-19

     Aristarchus 1975 Dec 19 UT 22:45 Observed by Foley (Kent, England) 
     "Suspected anomaly in it", NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #1424.


2018-Sep-26 UT 11:48-12:55 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-19

     On 1975 Dec 19 at UT22:45 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) suspected an anomaly in 
     Aristarchus. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=1424 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Sep-26 UT 12:45-14:27 Ill=98% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-2-27

     On 1975 Feb 27 at UT21:26-23:32 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, 
     U.K., 12" reflector) picked up a colour Moonblink blink (brighter in 
     blue) in Plato crater at 21:36, 22:15 and 23:32UT extended from 11 - 3 
     o'clock along entire area inside the crater - the effect was 
     particularly diffuse and obscure, despite the surrounding localities 
     being sharp. The effect was seen visually and was continuous. A check 
     was made on star images and these were found to be very sharp and not 
     pulsating, thuis indicating good atmospheric conditions. This is a BAA 
     Lunar Section report. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-Sep-26 UT 12:57-14:27 Ill=98% Plato observed by Hibbard on 1965-10-12

     Plato - Hibbard (Orlando, FL, USA, 2.5 inch refractor, NASA 
     catalog quotes: "Whole crater had a bluish tinge, (photos 
     obtained but out-of-focus -- chrom. aberr?" - NASA catalog 
     weight=1, NASA catalog ID 903. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-26 UT 13:54-14:27 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Robinson_JH on 1975-2-27

     Aristarchus 1975 Feb 27/28 UT 22:00-01:00 Observers: Robinson 
     (Teignmouth, England - 10" reflector), Fitton (Lancashire, England - 
     8" reflector), Amery (Reading, England - 8" reflector), Mills 
     Observatory (Dundee, Scotland, 10" reflector) - NASA catalog states: 
     "Robinson at 2200h got blink on E.wall, stong at 200x till 2225h. 
     (Fitton) at 2200h (moon low) at 200x saw vivid blue to N., vivid yellow 
     & orange to S. in Aris., Proc., Menelaus, & many other bright craters 
     til 2300h. Then Aris. less blue & mare obj. no colors. No blinks in 
     these craters. No obscur. Polariz. normal till 2330h using many 
     rotations. At 2330h Aris. blue in N. but fainter. Only Proc. remained 
     blue till 0020h (28th). Photo-electric scan at 2340h was normal for 
     Aris. (600 microamps) compared with Tycho (900 microamps), total of 10 
     scans. all neg. with 15km resolution. Blink neg. but blue still vis. in 
     N. in white light till 0030h. At 0100h (S=III at 200x) Proc. clear of 
     blue, Aris. nearly clear, blink neg. (Amery) at 2310h saw blue on N.rim 
     of Aris., no color in other craters at 300x. No blink in Aris. S. part 
     of Aris. indistinct but abnormal. No blink till 2350h. (Mills 
     Observatory) at 0000h checking rep'ts got blink in S.part of Aris. Blue 
     only in N.part. Similar blue in bright craters in E.hemisphere & blue 
     halo on S.limb till 0020h. Concluded due to optical effects. Fitton 
     says due to atm. effects from high press. sys. W. of obs (blue on one 
     rim & red on other due to chrom. aberr. ? If spurios, should get no 
     blink & similar crater conditions should exhibit same phenomena all 
     over Moon). NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog TLP ID No. 
     1400. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-26 UT 13:54-14:27 Ill=98% Proclus observed by Fitton on 1975-2-27

     Proclus 1975 Feb 27/28 UTC 22:00-01:00 Observers: (Fitton) at 2200h 
     (moon low) at 200x saw vivid blue to N., vivid yellow & orange to S. in 
     Aris., Proc., Menelaus, & many other bright craters til 2300h. Then 
     Aris. less blue & mare obj. no colors. No blinks in these craters. No 
     obscur. Polariz. normal till 2330h using many rotations. Only Proc. 
     remained blue till 0020h (28th). Photo-electric scan at 2340h was 
     normal for Aris. (600 microamps) compared with Tycho (900 microamps), 
     total of 10 scans. all neg. with 15km resolution. Blink neg. but blue 
     still vis. in N. in white light till 0030h. At 0100h (S=III at 200x) 
     Proc. clear of blue, Aris. nearly clear, blink neg. Concluded due to 
     optical effects. Fitton says due to atm. effects from high press. sys. 
     W. of obs (blue on one rim & red on other due to chrom. aberr. ? If 
     spurious, should get no blink &similar crater conditions should exhibit 
     same phenomena all over Moon). NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA 
     catalog TLP ID No. #1400.


2018-Sep-26 UT 14:12-14:27 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1965-10-12

     Aristarchus (Bartlett, 1965 Oct 12 UTC 02:15-20:25, 5 inch 
     reflector x280) - NASA catalog quotes "Nimbus was only a dark 
     violet hue". NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #904. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-27 UT 05:34-08:57 Ill=95% Plato observed by Cameron_W on 1971-4-13 *

     Plato 1971 Apr 13 UT 03:30-04:30  W. Cameron (Greenbelt, MD, 
     USA, 36" reflector & 6" grating) "spectrum obtained showed an 
     extra absorption line at 4908+/-4A & possibly another. No other 
     of 6 spectra of other features on the plate show it. No other of 
     20 spectra of Plato, including another on the same nite show it. 
     Further reduction & analysis remain to be done." NASA weight=5. 
     NASA catalog ID=#1291. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Sep-27 UT 07:43-07:57 Ill=95% Plato observed by McCord on 1965-9-13

     Plato 1965 Sep 13 UTC 05:40   McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector with spectragraph) - "Line depth ratio in spectra a/b (H), 
     c/d (K) were abnormally high compared with 23 other areas, but not 
     quite as pronounced as other areas on other dates." NASA catalog 
     weight=5 (very high), NASA catalog ID #895.


2018-Sep-27 UT 07:43-08:42 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Curtis on 1987-6-14

     Aristarchus 1987 June 14 UT 04:43-08:00 Observed by Curtis, Jacobs, and 
     Manske (Yanna Research Station, Carl A. Fosmark Jr. Memorial 
     Observatory, Madison Astronomical Society, WI, USA, 17" f4.5 Dobsonian 
     and the 8" f10 SCT Celestron) "On the night 13/14  June  11:42 P.M. to 
     3:00 A.M. local time or 14 June 04:43 to 8:00 UT. Three people 
     witnessed this event and all three of them observed with three 
     different telescopes to rule out instrumental aberration. These three 
     pople were members of the Madison Astronomical. The three observers 
     involved are Keith Curtis, Tom Jacobs and Robert Manske. Keith Curtis 
     took detailed notes of the event as he observed it. The observations 
     were made at the Yanna Research Station, Carl A. Fosmark Jr.
     Memorial Observatory of the Madison Astronomical Society following the 
     annual picnic. This is MAS dark sky site and is located near Brooklyn, 
     Wisconsin. As they were observing the night sky they saw the Moon 
     rising and noted a strong orange color due to atmospheric effects. 
     Approximately 1/2 hour after the Moon rise they decided to turn one of 
     the telescopes on it. It was at 04:43 UT, it was noted by Keith Curtis 
     that as the Moon rose it began to loose the horizon color effect and 
     return to its normal color, but he found that the red color was not 
     leaving the crater Aristarchus. At first they all thought this was an 
     atmospheric effect but decided it was a real event since they detected  
     a second crater (Euler) showing red color on its rim. Keith Curtis
     said that the red color was very strong on the Western rim of 
     Aristarchus with a strong blue/green or aqua green on the Eastern rim. 
     Keith also reported that the glow opaque enough to prevent viewing of 
     the interior of crater Aristarchus. He said they observed until 3:00 
     A.M. daylight saving time or 8:00 UT. and the red glow was still 
     visible when they ended  their observing session. Robert Manske 
     description of the event was that he saw two craters glowing a strong 
     red and blue giving it a rainbow effect. He said that the red glow was 
     so strong he was unable to see the craters underneath during the entire 
     observing session. Concerning the orientation of the red and blue was 
     on the crater he stated that  he did not remember since he failed to 
     take any notes. Concerning whether there was any difference in 
     appearance when they observed it with the 17" f4.5 Dobsonian and the 
     8" f10 SCT Celestron. He said that he could not detect any difference 
     to the lunar formation or the color on it regardless of which telescope 
     he used. He did mention that as the Moon was rising it had the 
     appearance of one large Maria in the center of the disk. This illusion 
     disappeared as the Moon rose higher into the sky. When talking to Tom 
     Jacobs he said that he remembered that he did not see anything on the 
     Moon until 1/2 hour after Moon rise. He said that he remembered that 
     the entire Aristarchus region had a strong reddish or pinkish color. 
     All three witness all reported variations in the type of color they 
     were seeing. This would indicate that individuals color perception is a 
     major factor during a color event. Keith Curtis saw a very strong 
     coloration around the rim of the craters, where Robert Manske saw the 
     entire region covered by this red and blue coloration and he could not 
     see the interior of the craters underneath. Tom Jacobs reported that 
     the glow covered the entire crater but he could see the crater 
     underneath it. The Moon never achieved a height greater than 21 degrees 
     so it could be that what the observers saw was caused by the Earths 
     atmosphere. Further details can be found on the following web site: 
     http://www.ltpresearch.org/ltpreports/ltp19870614.htm " ALPO 
     observational report. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=303 and 
     weight 5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-27 UT 07:45-09:37 Ill=95% Plato observed by McCord on 1965-9-13

     Plato 1965 Sep 13 UTC 07:20   McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector with spectragraph) - "Line depth ratio in spectra a/b (H), 
     c/d (K) were abnormally high compared with 23 other areas, but not 
     quite as pronounced as other areas on other dates." NASA catalog 
     weight=5 (very high), NASA catalog ID #895.


2018-Sep-27 UT 08:20-11:56 Ill=95% Cleomedes observed by Beaumont_S on 1993-12-31 *

     On 1993 Dec 31 at UT 05:00-07:40 S. Beaumont (Cambridge, UK, 12" 
     reflector) "saw a patch of hazy light to NW (from c.p. alpha) at 0550 
     craters B & J shadow of alpha had not reached E wall yet, but at 0536 
     it did. Alpha > at 0550. Craters B & J to SE had faded, vanished at 
     0630. Hazy patch remained around peak, alpha low mainly to NE like a 
     comet's tail. Slightly reddish fringe to E wall. (shown in sketch)". 
     The above has been quoted in full from the Cmeron catalog because the 
     catalog desription is slightly ambiguous and any attempted summary 
     might make the description more unreliable. The cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=470 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.   


2018-Sep-27 UT 08:59-10:54 Ill=94% Janssen_K observed by Brook_C on 1992-2-21

     On 1992 Feb 21 at 03:00-03:55UT C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 3" refractor 
     x116, seeing II) found that Janssen K was very bright. Cameron 2006 
     catalog extension ID=441 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-27 UT 08:59-12:52 Ill=94% Cassini observed by Livesey_R on 1995-1-19 *

     Cassini/Tycho 1995 Jan 19 UTC 04:35 Observer: R.Livesey (UK) - Tycho 
     appears brighter than Cassini bright spot in red filter. In violet 
     filter Tycho and Cassini bright spot appear equally bright. (Tycho and 
     Cassini bright spot in Deslandres - added at bottom of report?). 2.5" 
     refractor x48 (indoors), seeing Antoniadi II-IV. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-27 UT 08:59-12:52 Ill=94% Tycho observed by Livesey_R on 1995-1-19 *

     Tycho/Cassini 1995 Jan 19 UTC 04:35 Observer: R.Livesey (UK) - Tycho 
     appears brighter than Cassini bright spot in red filter. In violet 
     filter Tycho and Cassini bright spot appear equally bright. (Tycho and 
     Cassini bright spot in Deslandres - added at bottom of report?). 2.5" 
     refractor x48 (indoors), seeing Antoniadi II-IV. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-27 UT 09:27-11:17 Ill=94% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1898-4-9

     Schroter's Valley 1898 Apr 09 UT 04:00 Observed by Pickering 
     (Cambridge, Mass. USA, 15" refractor) "Variations in vapr col. Break in 
     main col. Similar to earlier. time est. fr. given col. Date given is 
     8th LT =9th UT?."NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #300.


2018-Sep-27 UT 11:12-12:29 Ill=94% Torricelli_B observed by Brook_C on 2002-10-23

     Torricelli B 2002 Oct 23/24 UT 23:25-23:52 Observed by Clive Brook 
     (Plymouth, UK, 60 mm OG x120 + prism) "Observed that Torricelli was 
     very diffuse and Tor B showing shadow ? observer considered a shadow 
     perhaps a little surprising this far from the terminator. Nothing 
     unusual seen by M.Cook at 23:52UT or by A Cook at 00:40-00:52 and 
     indeed other craters did appear to have shadows this far from the 
     terminator ? so perhaps only unusual aspect of the original observation 
     that could not be checked due to poor seeing by the latter observer was 
     the fuzziness. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-27 UT 13:14-15:11 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Wilkins on 1790-3-3

     In 1790 Mar 03 at 22:00 UT Wilkins (England?) observed Herschel's 1787 
     lumninous point (Aristarchus) in the same place. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=67 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-27 UT 14:10-15:55 Ill=94% Gassendi observed by Moseley_T on 1966-9-2

     Gassendi 1966 Sep 02 UT 22:55-02:55 Observed by Moseley, Moore, 
     Gill, Harris, Frost and Hall (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" 
     refractor + Moon Blink, Seeing=fair) and by Cave (England using 
     a Moon blink) "Eng. Moonblink sys. detected red glows on c.p. & 
     around it; seen vis. too. (Corralitos obs.at the time? did not 
     see anything?)" Note that the Arnagh observers were all using 
     the same telesope, The observing times of M. Cave are not given 
     but they saw a blink SW of the central peaks. NASA catalog ID 
     972. NASA catalog weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-27 UT 15:02-15:55 Ill=93% Atlas observed by Pither_CM on 1969-8-1

     Atlas 1969 Aug 01 UT 03:36-04:00 Observed by Pither 
     (Nottinghamshire, England) NASA catalog reports: "Eng. moon 
     blink in crater at 0336h close to E. wall, NE of central 
     feature. Oval in shape & dirty brownish color & hazy. Started 
     fading at 0345h but may have been due to dawn, Neg results on 
     other features, (Apollo 11 watch)." 12" x450 reflector used. 
     NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog TLP ID No. #1195. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-28 UT 07:56-08:56 Ill=89% Theophilus observed by Mobberley_M on 1981-10-16

     On 1981 Oct 26 UT 20:44-21:14 M. Mobberley (Bury St Edmunds, UK, 
     14" Cassegrain, seeing III) noticed an ~100deg wide fan on the 
     floor of Theophius, radiating on the central peak upto the 
     surrounding base of the wall next to Cyrillus crater. This fan 
     had a hint of yellow/red. The observer did not consider this to 
     be abnormal - there was certainly no loss of focus here as far 
     as the observer was concerned, and no mention is made of this 
     effect in later observations that night. Plenty of spurious 
     colour was reported. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-28 UT 08:05-09:57 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1966-8-5

     Aristarchus 1966 Aug 05 UT 05:22-05:38 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA, 4" reflector x93, x125, x281, S=4, T=5), "S. part of floor was 
     granulated & est. at 6 deg bright; faint yellow-brownish tint. Rest of 
     crater 8 deg bright white."NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog 
     ID 963.


2018-Sep-28 UT 09:05-10:06 Ill=89% Grimaldi observed by Firsoff on 1937-4-29

     In 1937 Apr 29 at UT 09:30 Firsoff (Glastonbury, UK, 6" reflector and 
     filters) observed a slight greenish colour (Cameron says colour of 
     ground? no TLP?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=420 and Weight=4. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-28 UT 09:45-13:34 Ill=88% Alphonsus observed by Wilkins_HP on 1958-11-29 *

     Alphonsus 1958 Nov 29 UTC 22:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, UK, 
     15" reflector) "Near site of Kozyrev's outbreak saw a circular 
     patch, black pit center, & red, round masses all around it." 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #708.ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-28 UT 13:10-14:53 Ill=88% Mouchez observed by Steed_W on 1980-9-28

     On 1980 Sep 28 at UT05:00-07:00 W. Steed (Ocean City, MD, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x45 and x220) detected a "tower-like" feature on the east 
     rim of Mouchez crater, and appeared about 2-3x higher than other 
     mountains nearby. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=112 and the weight=1. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-29 UT 07:11-10:55 Ill=82% Theophilus observed by Cross on 1965-7-18 *

     Theophilus 1965 Jul 18 UTC 08:52-09:01 Observed by Cross, Ariola 
     (Whittler, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x450, S=4, T=3) "Red spots; 
     ruby red within a pink area on c.p." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA 
     catalog ID #885. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Sep-29 UT 08:39-09:25 Ill=81% Mons_Piton observed by Brook_C on 1999-1-7

     1999 Jan 07 UT 01:57 C. Brook (Plymouth UK, 65mm refractor, 
     x125, seeing good) found this mountain unusually dull. In 
     contrast, Mons Pico, Montes Teneriffe, Montes Spitzenberg, 
     were all normal. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-29 UT 09:15-11:12 Ill=81% Plato observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1825-4-8

     Plato 1825 Apr 08 UT 01:00 Observed by Gruithuisen (Munich, 
     Germany) "West part of crater brighter than east part". NASA 
     catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #106. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-29 UT 09:44-11:38 Ill=81% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1971-6-13

     Aristarchus 1971 Jun 13 UT 08:21 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4" reflector x51, x93, x121) "S. part of floor was brownish & 
     granulated" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1296.


2018-Sep-29 UT 10:29-12:27 Ill=81% Aristarchus observed by Pedler_J on 1978-11-19

     Aristarchus 1978 Nov 19 UT 22:40-23:05 Observed by Pedler 
     (UK, 12.5" reflector, x200, seeing fair) Blue colour seen and 
     could not focus on this part, where as other craters were 
     nice and sharp in this filter. Aristarchus darker in red 
     light. all other craters were normal in red. Attempts to 
     change the eyepiece did not make any difference to the blue 
     colour. Cameron 2005 catalog ID=43 and weight=4.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-29 UT 10:45-12:39 Ill=80% Gassendi observed by daSilva on 1971-6-13

     Gassendi 1971 Jun 13 UT 07:22-08:05 Observed by Raimundo Nonato 
     da Silva (Parnaiba, Brazil, 9.5" reflector, x180) "At 0755h 
     variation on W.(IAU?) edge of crater "brightness seemed to 
     become a little darker" as it was gugacious (foggy?), Was not 
     sure it was a LTP. Other features & it were normal from 0658-
     0755h". NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID 1295. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Sep-29 UT 13:58-15:54 Ill=80% Mons_Piton observed by Louderback_D on 1979-11-9

     On 1979 Nov 09 at 10:30-11:05UT D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, S=
     4-2/10, T=P) detected a rapid fade in brightness of south and north 
     sunlit slopes of Mons Piton. Then the western flank faded and became 
     obscured in detail. The variations detected were approximately 5 sec in 
     duration, where as seeing effects were of the order of 15 sec. Mons 
     Pico and other mountains did not show a similar effect. "It was seen 
     only in viol. filter tho once seemed blurred in red. No changes, 
     dimming was like a veil of mist covering the mtn - swiftly, then 
     dissipating as rapidly. Sketch. Phenomenon went on & off till 11:00UT. 
     Cloud was cir. In viol & spreadover mtn in 2s. Saw 6 rapid, spinning 
     motions within the cloud like an explosion or tornado seen from above. 
     Blurring in red was more elongated. Motion across it was like a heat 
     wave. Whole event lasted ~35m but disappeared in a few secs. Albedos 
     7.4 cp, 7.5 pt A, 7 pt B." Cameron 2005 catalog ID=75 and weight=4. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-29 UT 14:49-16:08 Ill=79% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1978-11-20

     Aristarchus 1978 Nov 20 UTC 03:00-05:00 Observed by Foley (Kent, UK, no 
     spurious colour, Seeing Antoniadi II and transparency good.) - 
     colouration seen: very bright violet spot on the north west interior. 
     No brightness variations seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=44 and 
     weight=. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-29 UT 15:03-15:37 Ill=79% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-7-29

     1964 Jul 29 UT 05:40-06:06 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA) "Nimbus only -- dark viol. hue. S.floor granulated, dull -- 
     6 bright. Faint yellow-brown tinge. Rest of crater 8." S=6, T=3-
     2. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #838. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Sep-30 UT 08:47-10:33 Ill=72% Plato observed by Mobberley_M on 1981-10-18

     On 1981 Oct 18 UT 22:14022:16 M.Mobberley (Bury St Edmunds, UK, 
     14" Cassegrain, seeing variable, transparency misty) found that 
     the central craterlet on the floor of Plato was not visible, 
     despite it being visible under similar colongitudes on other 
     nights. Might be due to observing conditions, but observer 
     suspicous. At 02:08 the observer comments that the central 
     craterlet was ellusive, and at 02:42, though it is uncertain 
     whether they regarded it as suspicous still at this stage? 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-30 UT 09:06-10:02 Ill=72% Rimae_Triesnecker observed by Markov on 1915-7-3

     Triensecker Rille 1915 Jul 03 UTC 00:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) 
     "Several spots changed their shapes compared with Gordeenko's depiction 
     on 5/23/12 see #339; which cannot be explained by light variations." 
     NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #356.


2018-Sep-30 UT 10:16-12:11 Ill=71% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-23

     On 1891 Sep 23 at UT 22:00 Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Varitions in vapor column. Drawings. Time estimated from given 
     colongitude)." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=272 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Sep-30 UT 11:56-13:49 Ill=71% Promontorium_Heraclides observed by Doherty_EG on 1948-7-27

     Heraclides Point 1948 Jul 27 UT 02:00? Observed by Doherty (Stoke-on-
     Trent, England, 3" refractor? or 6" reflector or 10" reflector) 
     "Strangeley blurred & misty; La Place Prom was perfectly sharp." 
     NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #507.