TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Morocco - Casablanca



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-Oct-01 UT 00:00-00:12 Ill=65% Montes_Spitzbergen observed by Madej_P on 1980-10-30

     On 1980 Oct 30 at UT03:19-03:41 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 158mm f/4 
     reflector, seeing I-II, and transparency very good. Wratten 15 (yellow) 
     and Wratten 35 (purple) used. No spurious colour seen). At 03:19UT, the 
     observer noted that Mons Spitzbergen looked sharper at x52. At x72 
     bright flashes of a bright lunar gray to a light orange colour seen. 
     BAA Lunar Section TLP team alerted. At 03:32UT a yellow filter used and 
     the flashes were better seen, one flash approximately 20-30 sec apart. 
     At 03:31UT Madej used a purple filter and could not see Mons 
     Spitzbergen but did see the flashes (45-60 sec apart). cameron 2006 
     catalog TLP ID=118 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-01 UT 00:00-01:53 Ill=65% Plato observed by Butler_FC on 1980-10-30

     Plato 1980 Oct 30 UT 05:00-0704 Observed by F.C. Butler (SW 
     London, UK, seeing III, but worsening (but not as bad as IV) 
     towards the end of the observing period, transparency 100% 
     clear, 22cm Newtonian reflector, x144, x185). The floor seemed 
     quite devoid of detail, apart from a vague mottling seen during 
     the briefest moments of best seeing conditions. At the start of 
     the observing period he could just glimpse the central craterlet 
     at x185, but could not be sure. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-01 UT 01:46-03:32 Ill=64% 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-Oct-01 UT 05:11-06:28 Ill=63% Tycho observed by Moseley_R on 1983-8-30

     Tycho 1983Aug30 UT 00:15-00:18 R. Moseley (Coventry, UK, 6" 
     f/10 reflector, x60, transparency very good, seeing III, 
     improving with altitude) attention initially caught by the 
     impression of a rosy colouration along the NW crest and outer 
     wall. For perhaps 2-3 min this persisted - before fading 
     entirely. The observer felt that the cause may have been 
     psysiological - or short-lived spurious colour. However 
     interestingly nearby craters did not show the effect. A 
     sketch was made over a longer time span 00:15-00:40UT. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-01 UT 05:50-06:24 Ill=63% Plato observed by Mobberley_M on 1982-8-11

     On 1982 Aug 11 at UT03:30-04:15 Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) obtained a 
     photograph and made a sketch that revealed a needle-like shadow from 
     the west wall to near by the central craterlet - the latter was quite 
     clearly visible. What were not visible were the other four craterlets. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=183 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-02 UT 00:53-01:20 Ill=54% 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-Oct-02 UT 01:05-02:29 Ill=54% 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-Oct-02 UT 04:59-06:29 Ill=52% Linne observed by Markov on 1918-4-4

     Linne 1918 Apr 04 UTC 01:00?  Observed by Markov (Russia) "In place of 
     crater only a hill 2km in diam. was vis. (seen in dark). " NASA catalog 
     weight=1, low, NASA catalof ID #368. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-03 UT 01:51-01:58 Ill=42% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1981-10-21

     On 1981 Oct 21 at UT13:40-13:45 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     10" reflector) observed a cloud on the north east quadrant of 
     Aristarchus crater, and also covered the bright spot on the east wall 
     (Cameron says that the east wall bright spot is Bartlett's "EWBS". 
     Louderback mentions that this TLP gave Aristarchus a diamond ring 
     effect. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=157 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2. 


2018-Oct-03 UT 02:55-04:50 Ill=41% Aristarchus observed by Brook_C on 2007-6-9

     Aristarchus appeared dimmer than normal.
     This report has an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.


2018-Oct-03 UT 04:16-06:11 Ill=41% Adams observed by Arkhipov on 1978-1-2

     On 1978 Jan 02 at UT23:00? A.V. Arkihpov and A.R. Kharkov (USSR) 
     observed in the terminator region (near Adams?) a flash enclosed by a 
     fuzzy envelope (180x120 arc seconds in size). The TLP faded away over 
     30 seconds. Cameron says that this is the first example of many 
     photographs that registered activity. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= and 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-03 UT 04:17-05:07 Ill=41% Plato observed by Williams_AS on 1882-4-11

     On 1882 Apr 11 at UT 21:00 Williams (England, 6.5" reflector) observed 
     Plato at sunset (date Cameron gives is calculated from #229) and saw a 
     curious phosphorescent glimmer in the crater where he had seen a 
     luminous milky appearance before. at sunrise. The cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=230 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-03 UT 01:51-06:03 Ill=40% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-04 UT 03:23-05:13 Ill=30% Copernicus observed by Manchester_University on 1963-11-10

     On 1963 Nov 10/11 at UT 23:35-00:32 Kopal (Pic du Midi, France, 24" 
     refractor) observed a TLP in Copernicus. Cameron says that the date 
     maybe a misprint, should be 11/1/63? - sunset terminator at 25W and 
     Copernicus in dark. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=782 and weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-04 UT 03:23-05:13 Ill=30% Kepler observed by Manchester_University on 1963-11-10

     On 1963 Nov 10/11 at UT 23:35-00:32 Kopal (Pic du Midi, France, 24" 
     refractor) observed a TLP in Kepler. Cameron says that the date maybe a 
     misprint, should be 11/1/63? - sunset terminator at 25W and Copernicus 
     in dark. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=782 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Oct-04 UT 05:21-06:30 Ill=29% Mons_La_Hire observed by Darling_D on 1989-6-28

     On 1989 Jun 28 at UT 08:39-09:00 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 
     3" refractor, x36) discovered that at this time Mons La Hire was the 
     brightest feature on the Moon. LaPrice was also very bright. Cameron 
     quotes that Darling recorded that LaHire had a brightness of 7.0 and 
     LaPlace=7.5. Darling did not think that this was a TLP. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=369 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-04 UT 05:21-06:30 Ill=29% Promontorium_Laplace observed by Darling_D on 1989-6-28

     On 1989 Jun 28 at UT 08:39--9:00 D. Darling (Sunpraire, WI, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x36) noted that promontorium LaPlace was very bright. 
     LaHire brigtness was 7.0 and LaPlace was 7.5. Darling suspects 
     that this was not a TLP because "as did not have mother-of-perl 
     appearance as seen on Piton at times"The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=369 
     and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-04 UT 05:58-06:30 Ill=29% Grimaldi observed by Jorgensen on 1971-6-18

     Grimaldi 1971 Jun 18 UTC 02:12-02:31 Observed by Jorgensen 
     (Denmark, 36" refractor, 60, 200x, seeing good) "Dark reddish 
     spot in SW part of crater. At 60x. Became clearer at 200x & 
     seen in midwest also. At 0331h phenom. clearest in west, while 
     S. region had faded. Air turb. & dawn ended obs. at 0331h. 
     Seen best in yellow filter, well in red, invis. in green & 
     blue." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1298. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Oct-04 UT 02:54-06:03 Ill=29% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-05 UT 04:17-06:04 Ill=20% Aristarchus observed by Jacobs on 1963-11-11

     On 1963 Nov 11 at 23:30UT Jacobs (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" refractor, 
     seeing=very good) observed a reddish-orange colour in Aristarchus 
     crater and a sparkle in some areas. The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=3. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=3


2018-Oct-05 UT 05:05-06:31 Ill=19% S_Pole observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1839-7-7

     South Pole 1839 Jul 07 UT 02:00? Observed by Gruihuisen (Munich, 
     Germany) "Twilight" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #
     118. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-05 UT 05:26-06:31 Ill=19% Mare_Crisium observed by Arsyukhin on 1982-11-11

     On 1982 Nov 11 at UT 17:00-17:30 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" 
     reflector) saw three stationary dark spots suddenly appear in Mare 
     Crisium. There was one on the north and the other two in the south west 
     to south. They lasted approximately 30 minutes and then promptly 
     vanished. Cameron says that it cannot be this date because the Moon was 
     not visible at 17:00UT Suggests 05:00-05:30UT? The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID ID=189 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.  


2018-Oct-05 UT 03:58-06:04 Ill=19% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-06 UT 06:03-06:32 Ill=11% Unknown observed by Amorati on 1978-1-6

     On 1978 Jan 06 at UT 01:00 Anorati (Firenze, Italy) observed inside a 
     "good sized crater?" an orange light that became bright green. The 
     efect did not recur over the many hours of observing. The observer did 
     not suspect that it was a meteor, but instead produced by an 
     intelligent being????? Cameron suggests a terrestrial meteor?
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=21 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-06 UT 05:05-06:05 Ill=11% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-07 UT 04:41-06:06 Ill=5% Earthshine: Draconids, Southern Taurids, Piscids - peak S & Delta Aurigids

2018-Oct-08 UT 05:40-06:06 Ill=1% Earthshine: Draconids, Southern Taurids, Piscids - peak S & Delta Aurigids

2018-Oct-09 UT 18:30-18:38 Ill=1% Earthshine: Draconids, Southern Taurids, Piscids - peak S & Delta Aurigids

2018-Oct-10 UT 18:29-19:08 Ill=3% Earthshine: Draconids, Southern Taurids, Piscids - peak S & Delta Aurigids

2018-Oct-11 UT 17:58-18:02 Ill=8% Unknown observed by Schroter on 1788-3-9

     Bright point on the dark part.
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=37 and weight=3.
     ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1.


2018-Oct-11 UT 17:58-19:25 Ill=8% Aristarchus observed by Horne_J on 1988-4-19 *

     On 1988 Apr 19 at UT 01:15-04:00 J. Horne (Steadman, NC, USA, 8" 
     reflector, S=4/10) took photographs of the Moon's Earthshine (appeared 
     in the Aug 1988 Sky and telescope magazine). Aristarchus was bright. In 
     addition several members of the Madison Astronomical Society also found 
     the crater to be bright and one of them saw streaks and flashes from 
     the crater.  Manske (8" reflector, x97, + binoculars, S=E) found the 
     crater to be "abnornormally bright" where as other craters in 
     Earthshine were just normal. Fryback's (Madison, WI, USA, 8" reflector, 
     S=VG) photographs confirm that the crater was very bright - the Moon 
     was only 4deg in altitude though. The Camweron 2006 catalog ID=325 and 
     the weight="confirmed". the ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-Oct-11 UT 19:17-19:25 Ill=8% Aristarchus observed by Vaughan on 1940-12-2 *

     In 1940 Dec 02 at 00:00? Vaughan (Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 3" reflector) 
     observed Aristarchus in the dark part as a bright spot. The cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=480 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-11 UT 18:27-19:35 Ill=8% Earthshine: Draconids, Southern Taurids, Piscids - peak S & Delta Aurigids

2018-Oct-12 UT 17:57-18:37 Ill=15% Aristarchus observed by Todd_LR on 1990-3-29

     On 1990 Mar 29 at UT 19:00 L. Todd (England?) observed that Aristarchus 
     in Earthshine was very clearly seen and appeared to blink occasionally. 
     Foley (Kent, UK) also notcied variations in Aristarchus. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID = 396 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-12 UT 17:57-18:37 Ill=15% Aristarchus observed by Johnson_G on 1992-4-6

     On 1992 Apr 06 at UT00:45-02:03 G. Johnson (Swanton, MD, USA, 3.5" 
     refractor, x36) observed Aristarchus in Earthsine, but at a higher 
     magnification is appeared as a diffuse star. However the crater was not 
     seen later. D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor), D. Weier 
     and F. Graham (Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 7" reflector, photographs), 
     observing at 01:24UT could not see the crater. The cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=443 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-12 UT 18:35-18:37 Ill=15% Harpalus observed by Nunes on 1969-5-19

     Harpalus 1969 May 19 UT 21:20-22:00 Observed by Marcomede 
     Rangel Nunes and Julio Dias Nogueira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 
     18" refractor). "Brightening in crater (inexperienced 
     observers). (Apollo 10 watch)." NASA catalog weight=0. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1126.


2018-Oct-12 UT 18:26-18:39 Ill=15% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-13 UT 17:56-19:15 Ill=22% Plato observed by Hodgson on 1847-12-11

     On 1847 Dec 11 at 18:00UT Hdgson (Eversley, UK, x80 refractor and 40x 
     reflector) observed in Plato (Though it might have been Cape Agassiz or 
     Teneriffe Mts) a bright spot of about a 1/4 the angular diameter of 
     Saturn that varied intermittently and was at all times visible on the 
     night side of the Moon. The following day he glimpsed the same spot 
     rhough clouds. From his drawing the spot was ~5' below the true N. 
     point & near the following limb (IAU E. limb) Cameron comments that 
     Plato fits the angular distance better than the other two candidates 
     unless there was a large northern libration. The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=125 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.   


2018-Oct-13 UT 17:56-19:15 Ill=22% Mont_Blanc observed by Grover on 1865-1-1

     In 1865 Jan 01 at UT 18:00-18:30? Grover (England? or USA?, seeing = 
     good and transparency = clear) observed south east of Plato at the foot 
     of Mt Blanc a small bright spot like a magnitude 4 star - slightly out 
     of focus. This bright speck remained unchanged for 30 minutes. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=137 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Oct-13 UT 17:56-18:44 Ill=22% Aristarchus observed by Gomez on 1969-5-20

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 19:35-20:30 Gomez (Spain, 12" reflector) observed 
     blue-white pulsating light in Aristarchus that illuminated the inner 
     walls - it was maximum at 19:55UT. This observation was made during the 
     Apollo 10 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1128 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-13 UT 18:18-19:15 Ill=22% Aristarchus observed by Bury on 1969-5-20

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 21:00-22:00 Bury (France, 4" refractor) observed 
     Aristarchus to be very bright, as an elliptical bluish spot at 21:00UT. 
     This observation was made during the Apollo 10 watch. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1128 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-13 UT 18:28-19:15 Ill=23% Harpalus observed by Nunes on 1969-5-20

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 21:10-22:30 Marcomede Rangel Nunes and
     Julio Dias Nogueira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18" refractor) 
     Harpalus brighter than Bouguer - this was during the Apollo 10 
     watch and Cameron comments that the observers were 
     inexperienced. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1129 and weight=0. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-13 UT 18:25-19:17 Ill=23% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-14 UT 17:55-19:13 Ill=31% Aristarchus observed by Brandli on 1969-5-21

     On 1969 May 21 at UT 20:00-21:00 Brandli and Germann (Switzerland, 6" 
     refractor) observed a slow orange-red blinking on the surrounding area 
     of Aristarchus. It was seen less markedly the next night. Wald (Zurich, 
     Switzerland) noted at 20:30UT that the crater was pink (Confirmation 
     says Cameron) - this was during the Apollo 10 watch. The cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1131-1132 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-14 UT 17:55-19:03 Ill=31% S_Pole observed by Dzapiashvili on 1969-7-19

     South Cusp 1969 Jul 19 UT 17:55-19:10 Observed by Dzapiashvili 
     (Georgia, Soviet Union) "Saw an abnormally bright spot at end of 
     S.cusp. Polariz. meas. at 8.3% at 1845-1847h (Apollo 11 watch?)"
     NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1164.


2018-Oct-14 UT 17:55-19:45 Ill=31% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1973-3-9

     Fracastorius 1973 Mar 09 UT ~19:57 Robinson (Devon, UK) saw a 
     Moon Blink (colour) in this crater. This crater is long 
     suspected of giving permanent blinks due to natural colour. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-14 UT 17:55-18:13 Ill=31% Aristarchus observed by Reiland on 1975-3-18

     On 1975 Mar 18 at UT 00:57-04:00 Reiland, Brown and Lojeck (Pittsburgh, 
     Pennsylvania, 6" reflector x45 and 8" reflector x200, photos taken) 
     observed the following at Aristarchus: "While obs. Earthshine on moon, 
     saw it glowing -- a bright steady star-like glow, est. at 5-8th mag. 
     First noted at 0057h. Obs. other obj. then came back to it. It was 
     still there -- till moonset (@0500h). Saw it in other telscopes & 
     Lojeck took photos. (photo shows Aris. prominent, but also LaLande, 
     Pytheas & Timocharis. 2 prs. in Aris. but there are other pts on the 
     print, it may be grain)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1404 and 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-14 UT 18:08-19:53 Ill=31% Aristarchus observed by Pruss on 1969-7-19

     On 1969 Jul 19 at UT 1845-18:47 Pruss and Witte (Bochum, Germany, 6" 
     refractor x36 and binoculars) saw brightenings in the north west wall 
     of Aristarchus for 3-7 seconds of about 1 magnitude over the 
     background. From orbit at UT 18:46 the Apollo 11 crew Armstrong, 
     Aldrin, and Collins (in orbit around the Moon and using the naked eye) 
     were asked to take a look at Aristarchus after Earth-based reports of 
     TLP activity. Armstrong reported (after the solar corona had set, on 
     the night side) that probably Aristarchus "to be considerably more 
     illuminated than the surrounding area. It just has - seem to have, a 
     slight amount of flourescence to it". Collins reported a moment later: 
     "Looking out on the same area now. Well at least there is one wall of 
     the crater that seems to be more illuminated than the others. I am not 
     sure that I am actually identifying any phosporesecence, but that 
     definitely is lighter than anything else in the neighborhood". Houston 
     then asked if the crew could detect any colour and if the inner wall 
     was the inner or outer part? Aldrim  commnted that it was the inner 
     wall and Collins mentioned thatno colour was incolved. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1165 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-14 UT 18:53-19:57 Ill=31% Aristarchus observed by Gervais on 1969-7-19

     On 1969 Jul 19 at UT 19:30-21:30 Gervais (Lodure, France, 4.5" 
     refractor?) saw the whole region of Aristarchus and its environs 
     as brighter than normal. Two photographs were obtained. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1156 and weight=5. At UT 20:30-20:55 
     Oliver (Spain, using a reflector) found the Aristarchus to have 
     brightened by about 1 magnitude. From UT 20:12-20:30 the crater 
     had been normal. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1167 and the 
     weight=2. At UT 21:00-00:35 P. Mourilhe Silva (Rio de Janeiro, 
     Brazil, 19.5" refractor) saw Aristarchus as a very bright 
     elliptical shape which extended to the north like a bridge 
     between two points. Jose M. L. da Silva and Ronaldo Mourao (Rio 
     de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor) saw a brightening on the 
     north west wall from 21:24-23:22UT intermittently but cont'd. 
     Wall was extraordinarilly bright, along NW wall brighter. 
     Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK, 10" refractor) detected 
     an unusual bright, along north west wall, brighter than normal 
     in Earthshine and brighter than crater. It was not constant, but 
     pulsated irregularly with frequency of 20 seconds and amplitude 
     0.75-1.0 magnitudes. No colour seen or obscuration though lokked 
     for. Clouds interrupted observations. Vasquez (Valparaiso, 
     Chile, 12" reflector) saw it as a very luminous point of 
     magnitude 1. Wairy Cardoso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12" 
     reflector and 18" refractor) noted a bright. 1s??? The Cameron 
     catalog ID=1168 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-14 UT 18:53-19:57 Ill=31% Theophilus observed by Fox_WE on 1969-7-19

     Theophilus 1969 Jul 19 UT 19:30-21:30 Observed by Fox (Notts. 
     England, 6.5" reflector) and Ringsdore (England, 15" 
     reflector). Fox saw intermittent glow in Theoph. for > 2h
     (time not given). Ringsdore confirmed. (Apollo 11 watch)" 
     Confirmed by Baum 21:00-21:20UT. NASA catalog weight=5. NASA 
     catalog ID No. 1166. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-14 UT 19:14-19:57 Ill=31% Grimaldi observed by ASTRONET on 1966-9-20

     On 1966 Sep 20 at UT 03:22 Three Astronet observers (Phoenix, AZ, and 
     Los Angeles, CA, USA) (independently?) reported flashes in Grimaldi 
     crater. One observer was in Phoenix AZ, and another in Losa Angeles, 
     CA, so probably not due to the atmosphere. Cameron comments that the 
     astronaut Schmidt on Apollo 17 saw a flash in it while orbiting the 
     Moon. the Cameron 1978 catalog ID=977 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=4.


2018-Oct-14 UT 19:16-19:57 Ill=31% S_Pole observed by Kemp_A on 2011-4-8

     South Pole 2011 Apr 08 UT 19:30-20:00 A.Kemp (Mold, Flintshire, UK) observed that the 
     Leibnitz peaks at the southern pole stood out sharply. However one of the peaks was “shining 
     like a spot light. So bright that I couldn’t make out its shape”. – image clear and steady with 
     excellent transparency and seeing in the 70mm f/13 refractor (25mm and 10mm eyepieces). 
     Inspections during the above time period revealed no changes in brightness. Previous 
     observations of this area had never shown such an unusual brightness, and Arthur likened the 
     brightness to “a maximum brightness of Venus shining amongst 2nd magnitude stars”. The 
     observer was an experienced observer. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-14 UT 18:24-19:59 Ill=32% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-15 UT 17:53-19:20 Ill=40% Helicon observed by Novet on 1788-3-13

     Lunar volcano, seen on the dark side, as bright as a 
     6th magnitude star,


2018-Oct-15 UT 17:53-19:20 Ill=40% Riccioli observed by Schroter on 1788-3-13

     A bright spot was seen. Cameron 1978 catalog
     ID=40 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=2.


2018-Oct-15 UT 18:08-19:52 Ill=41% Theophilus observed by Delaye on 1969-7-20

     Theophilus 1969 Jul 20 UT 18:40 Observed by Delaye, Thinon, Donas, ?
     ourdan (Marseilles, France, 10" refractor x60) "Saw a flash on the c.p. 
     of mag 1.0, duration 0.1s, no color. (meteor?) (Apollo 11 watch)".
     NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1174.


2018-Oct-15 UT 18:09-20:02 Ill=41% Aristarchus observed by Wald on 1969-5-22

     On 1969 May22 at UT2045-2105 Wald (Zurich, Switzerland) observed the 
     pinkish colour in Aristarchus was less marked tonight. The astronauts 
     were alerted and at 22:12 reported no activity but could see the crater 
     and Earthshine was strong near the terminator. Apollo 10 watch, 
     spacecraft far from the terminator. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1134 
     and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-15 UT 18:45-20:37 Ill=41% Atlas observed by Germann on 1969-5-22

     Atlas 1969 May 22 UT 21:20-21:40 Observed by Germann, Wild, Vieli 
     (Zurich, Switzerland, 6" reflector) "Rim towards the sun was bright. 
     Part of time was interrupted. (Apollo 10 watch)" NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #1135.


2018-Oct-15 UT 19:23-20:45 Ill=41% Aristarchus observed by Delaye on 1969-7-20

     On 1969 Jul 20 at UT 19:55-20:10 Delaye, Thinon, Donas, and Jourdran 
     (Marseilles, France, 10" refractor, x60) saw between 19:55-20:04UT 
     Aristarchus to be bright and in it pulsations with 10 sec duration. At 
     20:05UT it's spot brightened, at 20:08:50-20:35:50UT brightening and 
     pulsations of variable duration. At 20:55:50UT just a feeble flash. 
     Cameron comments that this is probably not atmpsheric effects as the 
     period is too long - also it was during the Apollo 11 watch. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1175 and th weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-15 UT 20:17-20:45 Ill=41% Mare_Crisium observed by Emmett on 1826-4-13

     Mare Crisium 1826 Apr 13 UT 20:00 Observed by Emmett (England?) "Black 
     moving haze or cloud" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID =
     109. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-15 UT 20:45-00:00 Ill=41% Aristarchus observed by Unknown_Observer on 1969-5-22

     On 1969 May 22 at UT23:20 an unknown observer reported some 
     brightenings with pulsations in Aristarchus crater, Cameron suspects 
     atmospheric aberrations. This was during the Apollo 10 watch. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1136 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-15 UT 18:22-20:47 Ill=41% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-16 UT 17:52-18:11 Ill=50% Rimae_Triesnecker observed by Gordeenko on 1912-5-23

     Triesnecker Rille 1912 May 23 UT 18:00? Observed by Gordeenko 
     (Russia) "Change in shape from representation by Brenner and 
     Krieger not accountable by lighting conditions" NASA catalog 
     weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1. NASA catalog ID #339.


2018-Oct-16 UT 17:52-18:37 Ill=50% Mons_Piton observed by Darling_D on 1987-6-4

     On 1987 Jun 04 at UT02:26-03:26 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, S=G 
     and T=4) observed that Mons Piton was the brightest object on the Moon 
     that he had ever noted before. Variations seen gave the mountain a 
     "silvery" shine. The abnormal brightness was confirmed by another 
     independent observer. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=302 and the weight=5. 
     the ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-16 UT 17:52-19:17 Ill=50% Mons_Piton observed by Cook_MC on 2001-9-24

     Mt Piton 2001 Sep 24 UTC 19:25-19:55 Observed by Marie & Jeremy Cook 
     (Frimley, Surrey, UK) described Mt as the brightest point on the 
     terminator flaring seen on the southern end and red in colour.
     Observers really thought it was normal (not a TLP) to be this bright 
     and the flaring was spurious colour. Worth checking out just in case, 
     and also because it looks spectacular. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-16 UT 19:04-20:46 Ill=50% Theophilus observed by Fox_WE on 1969-7-21

     Theophilus 1969 Jul 21 UT 19:30-21:45 and 21:00-22:00 Observed by Fox 
     (Newark, England, 6.5" reflector,) and Baum (Chester, England, 4.5" 
     refractor) (S=6, T=4) "At wall, adjacent to Cyrillus was a redish glow,
     then obscur. (Fox). Baum  saw intermittant white-blue shimmering as if 
     glowing thru dust glowing & upsurge in brightness on c.p. Gradually 
     faded to normal at 21:20. 1st time ever seen by him tho. obs. since 
     1947. Image sharp, no haziness. (indep. confirm. of activity, but 
     details differ, but same time, Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1180. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-16 UT 19:14-20:48 Ill=50% Promontorium_Agassiz observed by Green_J on 1991-5-21

     On 1991 May 21 at UT05:30-06:15 J. Green (Orangevale, CA, USA, 11" 
     reflector) photgrapphed a broad bright band stretching east and north 
     of Cassini crater in 3 exposures taken 10 minutes apart. This 
     photographic sequence shows a gradual widening towards Cassini and by 
     the 3rd exposure the band is touching (and then obscuring) Cassini. A 
     "fan" was visible in the north east and WSW directions, later this was 
     seen as rays and this was even seen in the view finder of the camera. 
     Cameron comments that this might be lens flare but suspects that it 
     would not have been seen in the view finder. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=427 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-16 UT 19:30-21:26 Ill=50% Hyginus observed by Kelsey on 1966-7-25

     Hyginius Cleft 1966 Jul 25 UT 04:40 observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 
     USA, 8" reflector, x300) "Points at opposite ends of cleft were very 
     brilliant in red Wratten 25 filter & very dull in blue Wratten 47 
     filter. Richer uncertain if real LTP." NASA catalog weight=1. NASA
     catalog ID #957.


2018-Oct-16 UT 20:22-21:37 Ill=51% Bessel observed by Travnik on 1969-5-23

     North of Bessel 1969 May 1969 May 23 UT 22:54. Nelson Travnik 
     (Observatorio Flammarion, located at 45.58W, 21.87S, f/15 
     10cm refractor, Kodak Tri-X, 1/15 sec exposure, sky 
     conditions excellent). Dark spot photographed just north of 
     Bessel - could be a photographic defect?. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-17 UT 17:51-19:33 Ill=59% Mare_Anguis observed by Louderback_D on 1979-12-27

     On 1979 Dec 27 at UT 05:32 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 6" 
     reflector x240, seeing=3-6/10 and T=4) noticed "2 small high-sun areas 
     nr. Eimmart - brightening around Mare Crisium, except for interior of 
     Proclus - in blue light. They were brighter than 2 spots on Cap. 
     Agarum rated 8.5 & Proc. 9. Not as bright next night. Probably a real 
     blue light brightening". Cameron 2006 catalog ID=79, location on Moon: 
     (70E, 23N) and weight=4. 


2018-Oct-17 UT 17:54-19:51 Ill=60% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1965-9-4

     On 1965 Sep 03 UT03:00-05:00 D.Harris (Located near Whittier 
     College, Whittier, CA, USA, using a 10" f/8.2 Newtonian 
     reflector, x78 & x208, seeing 5-6, transparency 2-0) observed a 
     ridge obscured SSW of Ross D. No drawing was made, only a 
     written description. "Ridge not visible near crater; possible 
     white patch 1/3 Ross D diameter" The ridge is the wrinkle ridge 
     extending NNE from Ross D, a well established often visible 
     feature. Harris comments that this was not one of the better TLPs 
     seen near Ross D, and there were no independent observers, 
     neverless he was ceratin of this being a TLP, and it was 
     consistant with other activity seen near this crater between 1964 
     and 1970. Cameron 1978 catalog ID 891 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Oct-17 UT 18:03-19:35 Ill=60% Plato observed by Brenner on 1895-5-2

     Plato 1895 May 02 UT 20:45, 23:45 Observed by Brenner and Fauth 
     (Germany?) "Streaks of light (Brenner) bright parallel bands in 
     center Fauth (indep. confirmation?)." NASA catalog weight=5. 
     NASA catalog ID #284. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-17 UT 18:16-20:12 Ill=60% Plato observed by de_Speissens on 1887-11-23

     Plato 1887 Nov 23 UT 20:00? Observed by de Speissens (France?) 
     "Luminous triangle on floor. Klein says it was sunlight affect. (but 
     similar to Klein's own obs., #190. Fort says never seen before nor 
     since)." NASA catalog weight=0 (very unlikely). NASA catalog ID #256.
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-17 UT 18:42-20:35 Ill=60% Censorinus observed by Nicolini on 1969-5-24

     Censorinus 1969 May 24 UTC 21:10-22:15 Observed by Jean 
     Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector) "It was brighter 
     than Proclus between 2130-2145h. A very tiny cirrus veil 
     present & Censor. appeared less bright & Proc. continued to 
     look normal. Weather worsened at 2215h. (Apollo 10 watch)." 
     NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1144. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Oct-17 UT 19:13-21:11 Ill=60% Mons_Piton observed by Schneller on 1960-11-27

     Piton 1960 Nov 27 ? UT 00:00? Observed by Schneller (Cleveland, OH, 
     USA, 8" Reflector, x53), "Red obscuration concealing peak, @10m2 (if 
     near SR, date is 27th; ancillary data given for 27th -- date not 
     given)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #731.


2018-Oct-17 UT 20:11-21:40 Ill=60% 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-Oct-17 UT 21:45-22:33 Ill=60% Alpetragius observed by Barnard on 1889-10-3

     Alpetragius 1889 Aug 03 UT 03:00-03:45 observed by E.E. Barnard (Lick 
     Observatory, CA, USA, 36" refractor, x150, x700) "Shadow of CP diffused 
     & pale.  Entire inside of crater seemed filled with haze or smoke. 
     Shad. of E. wall was black & sharp. CP & floor seen thru haze. No other 
     craters showed this appear. (date & time rep't Sep 3, 1830L T)" NASA 
     catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #264.


2018-Oct-18 UT 17:50-19:13 Ill=69% Tycho observed by Abel_P on 2009-5-3

     On 2009 May 03/10 UT23:20-00:11 P. Abel (Leicester, UK, 20cm reflector, 
     x312, seeing III-IV) observed that the north east wall was slightly 
     brighter than would have been expected, slightly blurred (not seeing 
     related blurring) and had a strong orange-brown colour. No spurious 
     colour seen elsewhere. A change in eyepieces showed the same effect. No 
     luck in alerting other observers. A drawing was made at 23:20UT and 
     finished at 00:12UT. At 23:12UT part of the inner NW floor had a dull 
     brown colour, whereas before it was grey.By 00:11UT the colour effect 
     was fading and by 00:18 seeing condirions were too bad to continue. M. 
     Cook (Mundesley, UK, 9cm Questar telescope, x80, x130, seeing III, 
     transparency moderate to good) had observed Tycho earlier in the 
     evening at 22:15UT, but had seen no signs of colour. W. Leatherbarrow 
     (Sheffield, UK, 8cm scope, high cloud interuptions and bad seeing) had 
     taken monochrome images at UT 20:07 and 20:10, but these showed nothing 
     unusual, and he checked the crater visually at 00:00-00:30, but 
     detected no colour, although the Moon's low altitude contibuted to poor 
     seeing conditions and some spurious colour was seen. CCD images from M. 
     Collins (Palmerston North, New Zealand) taken at 00:46UT showed 
     nocolour apart from spurious colour on contrasty edges, in no way 
     reflecting what was seen early by P. Abel. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-18 UT 18:53-20:50 Ill=69% Copernicus observed by Burt_G on 2006-6-5

     Observer made a drawing over a period of 30 minutes. Upon
     examining drawing, and comparing with photos made under
     similar illumination was struck by the abnormality of a
     a small white blob in the north east corner of the shadowed
     floor. There should be no raised topography between the wall
     and the central peaks that could give rise to this. The making
     of the sketch overlapped with an earlier drawing made by Rony
     de Laet (Belgium) which did not show this blob. Subsequent attempts
     to find sketches/images at very similar illumination angles have
     failed to show the blob in the north east corner of the chadowed
     floor. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-18 UT 19:54-21:51 Ill=69% Birt observed by Capen_CF on 1955-4-2

     Birt 1955 Apr 15 UT 03:20-05:00 Observed by Capen (California 
     Seeing=Excellent) "Small craters between Birt & wall were invis. at 
     times under excellent seeing, while craterlets on w.side were 
     continually obs." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #586.


2018-Oct-18 UT 20:17-22:06 Ill=69% Copernicus observed by LeFranc_B on 1990-4-4

     On 1990 Apr 04 at UT 21:30-21:50 B. LeFranc (France?) reported 
     observing a white flame effect in Copernicus crater (sketch made) - 
     though Foley comments that the actual location was east of the crater. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=398 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Oct-18 UT 21:45-23:31 Ill=69% Alpetragius observed by Barnard on 1889-10-4

     Alpetragius 1889 Aug 04 UT 03:00-03:45 observed by E.E. Barnard (Lick 
     Observatory, CA, USA, 36" refractor, x150, x700) "Shadow of CP diffused 
     & pale. Entire inside of crater seemed filled with haze or smoke. Shad. 
     of E. wall was black & sharp. CP & floor seen thru haze. No other 
     craters showed this appear. (date & time rep't Sep 3, 1830L T)" NASA 
     catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #264.


2018-Oct-18 UT 21:46-22:41 Ill=69% Posidonius observed by Nazareth on 1970-4-15

     Posidonius 1970 Apr 15 UT 21:05-22:10 Observed by Wanderley 
     Nazareth (Sao Paulo, Brazil, reflector) "Intermittant 
     pulsation. Drawing 20S interval for pulsations. (too long for 
     atmospheric aberration? Apollo 13 watch)." NASA catalog 
     weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1254. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-18 UT 22:16-23:31 Ill=70% Picard observed by Madej_P on 1982-10-26

     On 1982 Oct 26 at UT 20:41-22:22 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, seeing=II 
     and transparency=good) found that a blurring effect on the crater 
     Yerkes had spread to Picard (~3.5 deg brightness). The effect was not 
     detected in yellow light from the Wratten 15 filter, but a brightness 
     change was picked up in red Wratten 25 light. J.D. Cook found dark 
     surrounding Picard bright illumination. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=188 
     and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-18 UT 22:16-23:31 Ill=70% Yerkes observed by Madej_P on 1982-10-26

     Yerkes-Picard 1982 Oct 26 UT 20:41-22:22 and 21:31 Observed by Madej 
     (Yorkshire, England, Seeing II, Transparency Good) and Cook (Frimley, 
     England, Seeing=II, Transparency Good) "(Madej) could not focus Yerkes
     as well as could Peirce. By 2041 effect extended to Picard (~3.5 deg). 
     In W15 filter not apparent, but albedo change was very marked in W25 
     red filter. (M. Cook) at 2222 noted faint orange around Yerkes E. 
     Spurious color seen in other areas. Color around Yerkes intermittent. 
     In blue filter it was still orange. (J. Cook) at 2131 noted S rim
     of moon was orange & seeing was such that it was fizzing. Around Yerkes 
     only orange tint - tending intermittent" Cameron (2006) catalog ID #188 
     & weight=5 (very good). ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-18 UT 22:22-23:31 Ill=70% Manilius observed by Mansfield on 1971-5-4

     Manilius 1970 May 04 UTC 19:20 Observer: Mansfield (Cape Town, 
     S.Africa), distinct pink colour noticed. NASA catalog ID No. #1294. 
     Weight assigned to this observation by the NASA catalog was 3 
     (average).


2018-Oct-18 UT 22:25-23:21 Ill=70% Plato observed by daSilva on 1970-4-15

     Near and on Plato 1970 Apr 15 UT 21:45-22:04 Observed by da 
     Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 10" & 20" refractors) "Crater chain W. 
     of Plato -- 3rd crater W. (Plato Y) was brighter than 
     surroundings. Lozenge on W. wall (landslip?) was darker than 
     inner wall. Bright part of wall was yellowish-white. da Silva 
     reports this as neg. (normal aspects) obs (Apollo 13 watch 
     probably normal as Y is a bright halo crater)." NASA catalog 
     weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1255. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-18 UT 22:40-23:31 Ill=70% Tycho observed by Travnik on 1970-4-15

     Tycho 1970- Apr 15 UTC 22:00-23:00 Observer: Nelson Travnik 
     (Matias Barbosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 4" refractor, x250 & 
     x400, seeing excellent, Wratten 15 and 23 filters used) 
     "Slightly pulsating white glow on W. (IAU?) wall's external 
     slope (Apollo 13 watch). NASA catalog ID #1256, NASA weight=2. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-18 UT 23:01-23:31 Ill=70% Proclus observed by Hopp on 1972-3-24

     Proclus 1972 Mar 24 UTC 16:29-19:22 observed by Hopp (52.5N, 13.25E, 
     75mm refractor) "Enormous brightening, vanished until 1922. Pattern 
     changed from oval to circular several times."Hilbrecht and Kuveler, 
     Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61


2018-Oct-18 UT 23:30-23:31 Ill=70% Bullialdus observed by Darling_D on 1990-4-5

     On 1990 Apr 05 at UT 00:43-01:46 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x90) observed that Bullialdus (the crater was in shadow) was 
     pink in colour on the edge of its wall. The effect lasted from 01:15-
     01:44UT and he could discern the terrace on the western wall. 
     Comparisons were made to Tycho and Copernicus - all of which were 
     normal. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=399 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Oct-19 UT 17:49-17:52 Ill=77% Eudoxus observed by Unknown_Observer on 1882-1-29

     On 1882 Jan 29 at UT 17:00-17:30 an unknown observer noted an unusual 
     shadow in Eudoxus crater. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=227 and the 
     weight=2. Reference: Sirius Vol 15, 167, 1882. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-19 UT 18:09-20:04 Ill=77% Plato observed by Farrant_M on 1969-5-26

     Plato 1969 May 26 UT 20:30-21:05 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, 
     England, 8" reflector, x160, S=G) "Had misty portion of SW(ast. 
     ?) floor from 2030-2105h at which time it was gone. Clearly 
     seen, had ill-defined boundaries & was an easy obj. to see. Alt.
     =33 deg. (Apollo 10 watch)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog 
     ID No. 1148. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-20 UT 00:07-00:31 Ill=78% Campanus observed by Bush_S on 2014-1-11

     Campanus 2014 Jan 11 UT 22:00-22:30 S.Bush (UK, 6" SCT, x180, 
     seeing average) made a sketch of the Campanus and Mercator 
     craters. He found that the central peak of Campanus difficult 
     to resolve and the floors of both craters were devoid of 
     detail. Mercator was the lighter shade of the two floors. 
     Earlier at 19:47 UT M.Brown (Huntingdon, UK) imaged this 
     region and using Registax resolved details on the floors of 
     both craters, though Mercator clearly was slightly lighter in 
     floor shade and had less detail on its floor than Campanus. 
     The most likely explanation was that it was just seeing 
     effects blocking the visibility of detail - this of course is 
     less of a problem for a Registax usid on the CCD image. 
     However just to be sure this observation is being given an 
     ALPO/BAA TLP weight of 1, to encourage visual observers to 
     attempt this observation under similar illumination and 
     seeing.


2018-Oct-20 UT 18:46-20:43 Ill=85% Aristarchus observed by Simmons on 1966-7-29

     Aristrachus 1966 Jul 29 UT 03:40 Observed by Simmons (Jacksonville, FL, 
     USA, 6" reflector x192, S=7, T=4-5) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ 
     Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector + Moonblink) "Spot on S.wall vis. only in 
     red filter, brightness 8deg. Slightly brighter than surrounding wall. 
     No confirm. Says it might be part that reflected better. Not confirmed 
     by Corralitos Obs. MB."  NASA catalog ID #968. NASA catalog weight=1 
     (very low).


2018-Oct-20 UT 19:45-21:40 Ill=85% Plato observed by Barker_R on 1938-3-13

     On 1938 Mar 13 at UT 04:00-06:00 Barker (Chestnut, England, UK) noted a 
     slight reddish colour in Plato. However Fox (Newark, UK, 6.5" 
     reflector, x240) saw none on the south east wall, but instead saw a 
     yellowish glow on the southern floor at the same time (confirmation?). 
     Appearently Fox saw the same effect on Apr 10, 11, and May 8-11, then 
     on June 8-10. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=432 and the weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-20 UT 19:53-23:22 Ill=85% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1982-9-29 *

     On 1982 Sep 29 at UT 05:52UT D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" 
     reflector, x240) saw approximately 7-8 diameters from Aristarchus (72W, 
     15N) a star-like point on the dark side - uncertain if this weas on the 
     limb or inside the disk of the Moon. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=185 and 
     weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-20 UT 21:20-23:17 Ill=85% Herodotus observed by Fabian on 1989-5-17

     On 1989 May 17 at UT Fabian (Chicago, IL, USA, 4" reflector, x35-x50 
     and 8" reflector) noted a pale blue colouration in the ridges situated 
     west of Aristarchus and north of Herodotus craters, in the vicinity of 
     the terminator (and on the night side). Aristarchus itself did not have 
     any colour. Ďt was only area with such color though there were numerous 
     others of similar elevation and relation to term. The colour was seen 
     in a 4" Cassegrain telescope, but when an 8" reflector was used at 
     02:30UT, even with the same eyepieces. Cameron comments that maybe the 
     larger telescope spread the colour out? The sketch that Fabian 
     suplied, suggested to Cameron that the TLP was located at Herodotus, 
     and the ridge was part of Schroter's valley - Cobra Head. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=364 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Oct-20 UT 23:24-01:19 Ill=86% Gassendi observed by Foley_PW on 1978-1-20

     On 1978 Jan 20 at UT19:10 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector) observed 
     a red spot at the southern edge of Gassendi C. P. Moore (Slesey, UK, 
     15" reflector, S=II-III) reported nothing unusual 17:00-17:50. Turner 
     and others reported negative at 22:01. Pedler (UK, 12.5" reflector, 
     S=III-IV) though detected a yellow-orange tint on the east floor of 
     Gassendi A but the effect faded during poor seeing moments. Cameron 
     2005 catalog ID=24 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-20 UT 23:54-01:30 Ill=86% Aristarchus observed by Fitton on 1975-2-22

     On 1975 Feb 22 at 19:00-22:50 Fitton (Lancashire, UK, 8" reflector, 
     seeing=II-III-I) saw Aristarchus (at 19:00UT) blue, with no obscuration 
     visible in white, red or blue filters. This was not a telescopic 
     effect. "Obs. 4.5h. Says it & next 5 nites obs. were due to high 
     pressure system W. of obs.". Foley found nothing unsual in Aristarchus 
     in his observing session, which overlapped Fittons. The 1978 catalog 
     ID=1396 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-20 UT 23:54-01:30 Ill=86% Prinz observed by Foley_PW on 1975-2-22

     On 1975 Feb 22 at 20:04-22:50 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, 
     seeing=good) observed Prinz to have a diffuse white obsecuration. There 
     were pulsations of 30-50sec intervals. Effect ceased at 22:50UT and 
     indeed was fading earlier from 22:35UT. Photgraphs were taken but 
     showed nothing unusual and no colour. Aristarchus was also negative.
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1396 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-21 UT 00:02-01:30 Ill=86% Aristarchus observed by no on 1969-5-28

     On 1969 May 28 at UT 02:18 Delano (Taunton? MA, USA, 12.5" 
     reflector, x300, seeing=fair and transparency=good) through the 
     red filter at 02:18UT saw a bright area on the west wall of 
     Aristarchus crater become 2x brighter than normal then faded 
     back to normal in < 1 min duration. The spot was 8km centred on 
     sigma=0.682 and eta=0.397. No events seen at Kepler (Apollo 10 
     watch). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1149 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Oct-21 UT 00:17-01:30 Ill=86% Aristarchus observed by no on 1969-5-28

     On 1969 May 28 at UT 02:18 Delano (Taunton? MA, USA, 12.5" 
     reflector, x300) suspected a short duration flare up on the W 
     wall of Aristarchus at 0.682 and 0.397, but it may have been due 
     to poor seeing. No events seen at Kepler (Apollo 10 watch). The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1149 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-21 UT 00:47-01:30 Ill=86% South observed by Maw on 1913-6-15

     40-54W, 54N-60N i.e. nr. South? or J.Herschel 1913 Jun 15 UT 
     22:00? Observer: Maw (Surrey, UK, 6" & 8" refractors) "Small 
     distinct redish spot which became diffused into a patch as 
     term. advanced on the plateau NE of the crater South. When the 
     plateau was on the term. (Goodacre says the crater was 
     J.Herschel for same date -- 2 different spots or misident. for 
     one?" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #345. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Oct-21 UT 01:07-01:30 Ill=86% Bullialdus observed by Cook_AC on 1980-12-18

     On 1980 Dec 18 at UT20:46-23:58 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, 
     40-250x, S=IV and transparency good) found the north west wall to be 
     brighter in red than in blue light, however the effect faded during 
     21:29-21:41UT and was gone by 22:40UT. There was however spurious 
     colour on the north west wall. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the central 
     peak to be both bright and diffuse, and brighter in red than in blue 
     light during 20:52-20:57UT, however at "22:53-23:58 c.p. very bright & 
     previous area decreased in size. No detail in white or red, just 
     visible in blue. Sketch (J. Cook) Orange out on NW rim & on NW side of 
     c.p. Similar effects seen on  other craters. (madej) c.p. & W. rim wall 
     very sharp. c.p. disappears in yellow but still seen in purple. 
     (pedler) c.p. > red than blue but no obstruction. W wall interior 
     dusky, darker in blue." A.C. Cook's photo depicts the central peak as 
     very bright. Cameron 2006 catalog TLP ID=120 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Oct-21 UT 18:13-18:17 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Herschel_W on 1783-5-13

     Two small conical mountains, near last 4th May eruption,
     close to the third one that he had seen before, but not
     these two. They were not on any map.


2018-Oct-21 UT 18:13-19:23 Ill=91% Langrenus observed by Baum_R on 1947-8-28

     SE of Langrenous 1947 Aug 28 UT 21:00? Observed by Baum 
     (Chester, England) A long mountain mass, on limb to the SE of 
     Langrenus crater, had a decidedly bluish cast. To the north, on 
     the limb,  were several ordinary peaks appearing in profile and 
     some were sharp and pointed. NASA catalog ID=498. NASA catalog 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-21 UT 18:36-21:33 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Brook_C on 2006-6-8 *

     On 2006 Jun 08 at UT 20:30-20:45 C.Brook (Plymouth, UK, 60mm refractor 
     x75) found that Aristarchus was "shining exceptionally bright during 
     daylight on a gibous moon". The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-21 UT 19:23-21:07 Ill=91% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1950-7-27

     Proclus 1950 Jul 27 UT 02:56 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "C.p. of Proc. 
     disappeared)" 5" reflector used at x100, NASA catalog weight=4. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-21 UT 19:35-21:32 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Gray_R on 2002-9-19

     On 2002 Sep 19 at UT 06:31-07:22 R. Gray (Winnemucca, NV, USA) found 
     that the bright areas of the crater floor, and the east facing part of 
     the west rim, were brighter noticeably in red (Wratten 25) or white 
     light, than in blue (Wratten 38A). The observer suspects that the 
     apparent TLP was more to do with the relative densities of the filters 
     and the contrast in Aristarchus than a real event. This was partly 
     confirmed after checks on other craters, though it did not work 
     everywhere. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-21 UT 19:52-21:47 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Greenacre on 1963-10-30

     Aristarchus 1963 Oct 30 UT 01:50-02:15 Observed by Greenacre and 
     Barr (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" Clark Refractor) observed 2 ruby 
     red spots - one just to the SW of the cobra's Head and the other 
     on a highland area east of Vallis Schroteri. A pink colour 
     formed coverting the SW rim of Aristarchus. Effects present with 
     or without Yellow Wratten 15 filer. Similar effects checked for 
     elsewhere on other craters but not seen. So presumed not to have 
     been due to chromatic aberation or astmospheric dispersion. 
     Effecta not seen in 12" refractor, but this may have been a 
     resolution issue. The NASA catalog ID No. is #778. The NASA 
     catalog weight is 5 (highly reliable). ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-21 UT 20:22-21:15 Ill=91% Oceanus_Procellarum observed by Wildey on 1962-12-9

     In 1962 Dec 09 at UT 07:36 Wildey and Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector) observed that Oceanus Procellarum was 1.13 magnitudes 
     brighter than normal. Observation at sunrise and is abnormal if area 
     measured was mare. If it were an east facing wall it would be normal. 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-21 UT 20:23-22:07 Ill=91% Herodotus observed by Bartlett on 1950-7-27

     Herodotus 1950 Jul 27 UT 03:56 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "Pseudo 
     c.p. in Herod. Drawings. (Similar to NASA catalog event #523)" 
     5" reflector used at x100, NASA catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Oct-21 UT 20:28-21:21 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Wildey on 1962-12-9

     In 1962 Dec 09 at UT 07:42 Wildey and Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector) observed that Aristarchus was 0.80 magnitudes (x2) fainter 
     than average for this age (photometric measurement) Vmag=3.80, average=
     3.0. The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-21 UT 20:30-21:46 Ill=91% Langrenus observed by Moore_P on 1992-2-16

     On 1992 Feb 16 at UT 01:05-01:35 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5" 
     reflector, seeing=III) found the north rim area to be both very 
     bright and misty - though he did not think it to be a TLP but 
     wanted it to be recorded, just in case. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=440 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-21 UT 20:40-22:37 Ill=91% Prinz observed by Gray_R on 2002-9-19

     On 2002 Sep 19 at UT07:36-08:06 R. Gray (Winnemucca, NV, USA) found 
     that Prinz was more difficlut to see through a blue Wratten 38A filter 
     than through a red Wratten 25 filter. However he suspects that it might 
     have something to do with the unequal (to his eyes) transmission 
     density differences between either filter. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-21 UT 20:51-22:05 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by MacKenzie on 1970-4-18

     Aristarchus-Herodotus 1970 Apr 18 UT 20:14 Observed by MacKenzie 
     (UK,2.5" refractor x45, seeing Antoniadi I) "Fairly strong blink 
     in a spot 1/2 way between the 2 craters. Drawing (Apollo 13 
     watch). NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1257. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Oct-21 UT 21:46-23:43 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Arriola on 1966-7-30

     Aristarchus and Cobra Head 1966 Jul 30 UT 06:35-07:29 Observers Ariola 
     and Cross (Whittier, CA, USA). NASA catalog states: "S. part of Cobra 
     Head nr. Herodotus was a red spot; also nr. Aris. & the fork of 
     Schroter's Valley. Variations in phenom. color, 1st on S. rim of Aris., 
     later on N. rim. Drawings". 19" x390 reflector used. NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog TLP ID No. #959. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-21 UT 21:53-01:01 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-2-23 *

     On 1975 Feb 23 at UT 18:00-00:24 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12 inch 
     reflector, seeing Good), noticed that Aristarchus was a slate-grey 
     tinged with blue, and abnormally bright, fading at UT 18:47, and 
     decreased activity at UT20:45 after a cloudy period. Blue was seen on 
     the northern wall at UT19:00, but at 19:10 no colour, but instead an 
     obscuration. All normal from UT 21:04-21:46 according to Foley. At 
     UT19:00 G. Amery (Reading, UK, 10 inch reflector) noted shadowy grey 
     near the shadow under the south wall, indistinct small area, no colour. 
     At UT 20:00 activity increased. Colour negative fr. 150-300x till 21:10 
     (Hunt, Cambridge, UK, 2.5" refractor, seeing Poor-Very good). Negative 
     fr. 20:20-21:00 in bad seeing, and very good seeing at 200x all 
     negative (colour blink filters). From 23:45-00:20UT (Fitton, 
     Lancashire, UK, 8" reflector). Turner of Sussex, UK with an 8" 
     reflector, observed as well. (confirm. of activity earlier & neg. 
     later). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1397 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-Oct-21 UT 22:05-23:02 Ill=92% Torricelli_B observed by North_G on 2002-10-18

     Torricelli B 2002 Oct 18 UTC 20:56-21:59 Observer: G.North (UK, 8" 
     reflector, x134, Seeing Antoniadi IV, Transparency good) - thought that 
     Torricelli B was perhaps a little brighter than expected, especially 
     when compared to Moltke and Censorinus based upon past recollection of 
     relative brightnesses at this colongitude). Slight bluish tint seen as 
     well. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-21 UT 23:02-00:57 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Greenacre on 1963-10-30

     Aristarchus 1963 Oct 30 UT 05:00-08:00 Observed by Greenacre and 
     Barr (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" Clark Refractor) a violet or 
     purple-blue colour formed beyond the NW of Aristarchus. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2. This followed an earlier observation that night of two 
     red spots and a pink glow.


2018-Oct-21 UT 23:28-02:25 Ill=92% Plato observed by Hobdell on 1981-10-11 *

     On 1981 Oct 11 at UT 00:05-02:00 B.Hobdell (St Petersberg, FL, USA, 4" 
     refractor, S=3 and T=5) observed a brightening on the floor of Plato. 4 
     bright spots appeared and vanished and there was a fith one in the 
     centre that was very bright at times. At UT 00:14 the central spot 
     became bright then was "followed by a haze permeating entire floor, 
     heaviest in the northern quadrant. Came from 2 S peaks or white spots, 
     shaped like a boomerang extending to presumed c.p. (c.c ?). White 
     flashed at 0052 from it cloud changed shape - spread N. At 0136 
     brightening from c.c. area 0419 dissipated. All white spots seen at 
     0200. Its outer flanks seen clearly the whole time". The above is 
     quoted from the Cameron 2006 catalog ID=155 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3. 


2018-Oct-22 UT 01:11-02:30 Ill=92% Promontorium_Agarum observed by Albert_J on 2015-11-24

     Promontoroum Agarum. On 2015 Nov 24 UT 00:50-01:15 J. Albert 
     (Lake Worth, FL, USA, Celestron C11, x224, seeing 4/10, 
     transparency = 3rd magnitude) observed that this feature was 
     slightly brighter through a red Wratten 25 filter than 
     through a blue Wratten 44a filter. ALPO/BAA TLP weight=2.


2018-Oct-22 UT 02:08-02:30 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Leitzinger on 1972-5-25

     Aristarchus 1972 May 25 UT 19:32-19:38 Observed by Leitzinger (8.75E, 
     48.75N, Germany, 60mm f/15 telescope T=2, S=2) "Bright point at SE wall 
     well visible, colour changed to orange shortly before it disappeared" 
     published in Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon and Planets, Vol 30, p53-61.


2018-Oct-22 UT 17:45-18:56 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Scarfe on 1963-10-30 *

     Aristarchus 1963 Oct 30 UTC 22:00? Scarfe (Cambridge, UK) 
     observed a 30% enhancement at 540nm in the spectra of 
     Aristarchus. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID No. is 778 and weight 
     is 5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1 because Oct 30 is not mentioned in 
     Cameron's refernce.


2018-Oct-22 UT 17:45-18:56 Ill=96% Copernicus observed by Scarfe on 1963-10-30 *

     In 1963 Oct 30 UT 22:00? Scarfe (Cambridge, UK) observed a
     30% enhancement at 540nm in the spectra of Copernicus. The
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID No. is 778 and weight is 5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1 because Oct 30 is not mentioned in the ref 
     that Cameron give's to Scarfe's paper.


2018-Oct-22 UT 17:45-20:47 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1981-11-10 *

     On 1981 Nov 10 at UT 07:54-08:22 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     3" refractor and filters, seeing=2-3 and transparency=5) observed a 
     blue light at the Cobra's Head, near Aristarchus, that fell back down 
     to a normal brightness of 7. although the west wall (his point D) went 
     down to 6.5 (this was 8 back on Oct 5). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=158 
     and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-22 UT 17:45-18:15 Ill=96% Herodotus observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-17 *

     On 1989 Jun 17 at UT 06:33-07:16 R. Manske (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, 1" 
     refractor) sketched a nebulous spot near to Herodotus crater that at 
     06:49 (when he tried some filters out) was visile through red, blue and 
     yellow filters, though it was slightly fainter through the red filter. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=366 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-22 UT 20:05-21:58 Ill=96% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-16

     On 1891 Sep 16 at UT 19:00? Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Dense clouds of vapor apparently rising from its bottom and pouring 
     over its SW wall torrds Herodotus. He says no activity till day after 
     sunrise & ceases a few days before sunset. (Part of an extensive 
     observing of only a few features under all aspects of lighting. 
     Drawings and Phtos obtained." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=269 and weight=1. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-22 UT 22:50-00:48 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-2-24

     Aristarchus 1975 Feb 24 UTC 18:00-23:30 Observers (all in UK): Foley 
     (Kent, 12" reflector), Gannon (Middlesex, 6" reflector), Peters (Kent, 
     8" reflector), Farrant (Cambridge, 8" reflector), Turner (Sussex, 8" 
     reflector), Fitton (Lancashire, 8" reflector) - "(Foley) 1800h -- slate 
     gray bluish on all of crater; blue at 1816h, fading at 1835h, no color 
     on floor. At 1949h brillinance reduced, eyepiece tested at 1959h with 
     result of elong. gray blur & afterward activity at reduced light level. 
     Blue again at 2013h. (Gannon) at 1851h saw red tint on S.rim (instru.), 
     neg. in white & filter lite till 2000h, (Peters) at S=P had impression 
     of large faint blink on S.side, diffuse till 2000h, then seeing 
     improved & saw darkish patch on S.wall -- darker in blue than red. 
     Craters on limb were normal to 2017h, neg. at 2058h & 2130h, (Farrant) 
     at 2000h, normal. At 2053h color in small area to W. of W. wall. 
     (Turner) at 2230h-2300h got neg. (Fitton) at 2330h got neg. in white, 
     seeing too poor for filters. Fitton & Farrant think obs. due to atm. 
     effects. (activity earlier & none later confirmed)." NASA catalog 
     weight= 5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1398.


2018-Oct-22 UT 22:59-00:53 Ill=96% Darwin observed by Moore_P on 1945-10-19

     Darwin 1945 Oct 19 UT 23:23 - P.Moore (UK) saw 3 brilliant 
     points of light on wall. 12" reflector used. NASA catalog ID #
     495, NASA weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-22 UT 23:05-00:46 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Cook_MC on 2007-4-30

     Interior bands were faint at 22:40 but sharper at 23:20.
     Observer noted some blue spurious colour to the north of
     Aristarchus but this had gone by 23:50.


2018-Oct-22 UT 23:05-00:46 Ill=96% Moltke observed by Cook_MC on 2007-4-30

     Observer noted some variability in the brightness of Moltke 
     and Torricelli B. This observation has an ALPO/BAA weight of 3.


2018-Oct-22 UT 23:05-00:46 Ill=96% Torricelli_B observed by Cook_MC on 2007-4-30

     Observer noted some variability in the brightness of 
     Torricelli B and Moltke. This observation has an
     ALPO/BAA TLP weight of 3.


2018-Oct-22 UT 23:15-01:09 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1983-8-22

     On 1983 Aug 22 at UT 05:44-06:33 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     3"refractor, x150) found the brightness of Aristarchus (diffuse white 
     patch) to be 7 to 7.5 but apparently it is normally 8-8.5, so fainter 
     than normal. Another brightness reading found "brightening then nearly 
     extinction at S. wall similar to changes seen on Eimmart before. 
     Watched fluctuation compared to Cobra Head, they were similar but more 
     pronounced at Aristarchus" especially in blue light compared to red 
     (although there was a little brightness in red). Timings of these 
     fluctuations were 7sec, 7sec, 9-10sec and 9-10sec. The latter two might 
     have been seeing related as the crater enlarged up at these times. The 
     observer felt that the Cobra Head appeared fainter than the previous 
     year and had faded during the second set of brightness measurements. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=227 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-22 UT 23:15-01:09 Ill=96% Mons_Piton observed by Louderback_D on 1983-8-22

     On 1983 Aug 22 at UT05:44-06:33 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x150) found that Mons Piton was still brighter in red light 
     than in blue - the opposite was found in his July observations. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=227 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-22 UT 23:16-02:20 Ill=96% Mons_Pico observed by Chapman_BW on 1981-10-12 *

     On 1981 Oct 12 at UT 00:00?(?) B.W. Chapman (12cm refractor, 
     Seeing II, transparency poor, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK) found 
     that Mons Pico was brighter in red light than in blue. 
     Aristarchus for comparison was the same brightness in both 
     filters. ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Oct-23 UT 01:24-03:18 Ill=97% Plato observed by Thornton_FH on 1945-10-19

     Plato 1945 Oct 19 UT 23:24:30 Observed by Thornton (Northwich, 
     England) described in the NASA catalog as: "Bright flashes on 
     the floor near E.wall (meteor?) but others have seen flashes 
     there too. time given is 1123, must be P.M., local time. MBMW 
     gives date as Oct 19, which is wrong" Haas (more reliable 
     account) in his 2003 article in Strolling Astronomer Vol 45, 
     p28 states" 23cm x220 reflector used - "minute but brilliant 
     flash of light seen just inside eastern border of walled plain 
     Plato. Colour was said to be orange side of yellow. NASA 
     catalog weight=4 & NASA catalog TLP ID No. #494. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Oct-23 UT 01:28-04:46 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Crowe on 1964-9-20 *

     Aristarchus-Herodotus 1964 Sep 20 UTC 04:15-04:50 - Observers: Crowe & 
     Cross (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector x390) "Several red spots in 
     area between the 2 craters. No change in phenom. so stopped observing"
     NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #849.


2018-Oct-23 UT 01:59-04:46 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Alter on 1959-1-23 *

     Aristarchus 1959 Jan 23 UT 06:20 - Observer: Alter (Mt Wilson, 
     CA, 60" reflector x700) "Brilliant blue in interior later 
     turning white. Photos obtained. (MBMW has this entry twice for 
     diff. dates because source gave UT date as 23rd.)" NASA 
     catalog  weight=5. NASA catalog ID = #712. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-23 UT 02:08-04:46 Ill=97% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1964-9-20 *

     nr.Ross D 1964 Sep 20 UTC 04:55-05:00 - Observers: Harris & Cross 
     (Whittler, CA, USA, 19" reflector x250) "Opaque, outgassing, 
     obscuration" NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #850.


2018-Oct-23 UT 02:29-03:30 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Presson on 1965-9-9

     On 1965 Sep 09 at UT 13:20 Presson observed an orange-red srip on the 
     floor of Aristarchus. Cameron says that this was confirmed later by 
     Bartlett? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=892 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2. 


2018-Oct-23 UT 18:00-19:25 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-Oct-23 UT 19:06-22:03 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-Oct-23 UT 19:14-21:00 Ill=99% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-17

     On 1891 Sep 17 at UT 18:00? Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Varitions in vapor column. Crater D covered. (there are rays here -- 
     high sun effect on them?) Drawings. Time estimated from given 
     colongitude)." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=270 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Oct-23 UT 19:14-19:16 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1965-9-10

     Aristarchus 1965 Sep 10 UT 04:08-04:38 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA, 5" reflector x130, x180, S=4, T=3) "S.region of floor 
     granulated, 7 deg bright, very faint brownish tinge; rest of crater 8 
     deg bright white (confirm. of Presson?)." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). 
     NASA catalog ID #892.


2018-Oct-23 UT 19:14-21:05 Ill=99% Promontorium_Agarum observed by Louderback_D on 1990-5-9

     On 1990 May 09 at UT08:24-08:28 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" 
     reflector, x150, Clears sky) noticeed in Promontorium Agarum (Cape 
     Agarum), that at 08:24UT the west point (C) dimmed to a brightness of 
     6.5 before ragaining its normal brightness at 7. Cameron comments that 
     these are wedge measurements equivalent to 0.5 steps in Elger's 
     brightness scale. No other effects noticed elsewhere. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=404 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-23 UT 19:18-21:15 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-Oct-23 UT 20:13-21:40 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-Oct-23 UT 20:26-22:23 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-Oct-23 UT 21:35-23:32 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-Oct-24 UT 03:50-04:30 Ill=99% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1897-6-14

     On 1897 Jun 14 at UT 23:00 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass. USA) observed in 
     "Schroter's valley and the vicinity variations in vapor colum. Break in 
     col. toward F and eruption of crater D. 3.4 d after sunrise". The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=389 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-24 UT 18:34-20:14 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-Oct-24 UT 19:48-20:14 Ill=100% Kepler observed by Manchester_University on 1963-11-2

     On 1963 Nov 01 at UT 00:20-00:35 Kopal and Rackham (Pic du 
     Midi, France, 24" reflector) observed in Kepler an 
     enhancement in red light at 672.5nm and 545.0nm. Luminescence 
     ~86% +/-3% of background. The Cameron catalog says that Moore 
     saw something between 23:30 and 03:00, but it is not clear 
     what exactly, or whether it was Copernicus, Kepler, or 
     Aristarchus? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=779 and weight=5. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Oct-24 UT 19:48-19:54 Ill=100% Unknown observed by Scarfe on 1963-11-2

     On 1963 Nov 02 at UT 00:00? Scarfe (Cambridge, UK) observed a spectral 
     line dpeth anomaly? The cameron 1978 catalog ID=780 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-24 UT 19:48-19:49 Ill=100% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1980-9-24

     On 1980 Sep 24 at UT21:34 J-J. Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 10" 
     reflector, x200, seeing=III) found, using a Moon Blink device, that 
     Fracastorius blinked on the northern side in the red filter. Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=110 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-24 UT 19:48-21:11 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-Oct-24 UT 20:08-21:39 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-Oct-24 UT 20:11-21:57 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-Oct-24 UT 20:19-00:01 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-Oct-24 UT 20:30-22:27 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-Oct-24 UT 21:51-23:48 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-Oct-24 UT 22:10-00:01 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-Oct-25 UT 00:11-03:08 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-Oct-25 UT 00:42-03:39 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-Oct-25 UT 01:26-03:21 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-Oct-25 UT 02:10-04:08 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-2-26

     Aristarcus 1975 Feb 26/27 UTC 21:00-00:30 Observed by: Foley (Kent, UK, 
     12" reflector), Kennedy (Dundee, UK, 8" reflector), Gannon (Middlesex, 
     UK, 6" reflector), Amery (Reading, UK, 10" reflector), Fitton 
     (Lancashire, UK, 8" reflector), Turner (Sussex, UK, 8" reflector) 
     "Foley) Neg. at 2100h. At 2123h NE wall was blue, decr. at 2220h. New 
     spot at 2221h due N. At 2227h blue fr. ENE to N. & faint blue on rim. 
     Interior clear detail, but obscur. at ENE-N, (Kennedy) at 2222h got 
     neg., also at 2229h-2300h. (Gannon) at 2245-2253h got neg. (Amery) at 
     2315h saw crater bright, bands clear, c.p. bright & very bright pt. to 
     NE of c.p. N. wall bluisg gray mist extending into N. part of crater. 
     Got slight blink in red till 2335h. (Fitton) at 2330h saw blue in N. 
     interior but no blink, no obscur. in long exam. Blue varied with 
     position in FOV. Polariz. with many rotations showed normal. Blue only 
     in Aris., none elsewhere till 2359h. (Turner at 2330h got neg. till 
     2359h. (Amery) at 2359h saw most detail clear. Blink distinct in red. 
     At 0030h(27th) saw blue mist now gray, seeing deteriorating. Herod. was 
     normal, (Fitton explains obs. as due to high press. system W. of
     obs with temp. inversions). NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA 
     catalog ID #1399.


2018-Oct-25 UT 05:29-05:31 Ill=100% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1957-3-17

     "Proclus D. (Bartlett's designation) appeared as a dark spot, 
     conformable to lts appear. at col. 111.15 deg in '55. Proc. A 
     (Bartlett's designation) completely invisible the ordinarily easy to 
     see. Conspic. a' col.103.78deg in 55' & st 110.1 deg in '55, but also 
     invis. at col. 30.78deg in '56". Cameron 1978 catalog ID 665 and 
     weight=4. Observer based in Baltimore, MD, USA and used a 5" reflectore 
     x180 and S=4 and T=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-25 UT 06:31-06:46 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Thomas on 1970-4-22 *

     Aristarchus 1970 Apr 22 UT 07:00 
     Observed by Thomas.


2018-Oct-25 UT 19:11-21:13 Ill=98% Plato observed by McCord on 1965-9-12 *

     Plato 1965 Sep 12 UT 05:00 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson 
     Observatort, CA, USA, 60" reflector+spectrometer) "line depth 
     ratios 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. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Oct-25 UT 20:25-21:41 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-Oct-25 UT 20:39-22:27 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-Oct-25 UT 22:11-23:06 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-Oct-25 UT 22:15-00:11 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-Oct-25 UT 23:43-02:51 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-Oct-26 UT 01:36-03:34 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-Oct-26 UT 02:10-03:22 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-Oct-26 UT 02:46-04:44 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-Oct-26 UT 02:46-04:44 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-Oct-26 UT 03:26-04:37 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-Oct-26 UT 05:28-06:32 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1981-10-15

     On 1981 Oct 15 at UT06:03-05:51 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     seeing=1-2 and transparency=5) The Cobra Head had a brightness of 8, 
     though normally it should be less than 7. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     156 and weight=3.


2018-Oct-26 UT 05:28-06:32 Ill=97% Mons_Piton observed by Louderback_D on 1981-10-15

     On 1981 Oct 15 at UT06:03-06:51 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" 
     refractor, seeing=1-2 and transparency=5) observed that the brightenss 
     of 4 sun lit bright spots differed in red and blue light. "Appeared as 
     a cross. the 2 points A & D on his sketch (index) were affceted. They 
     were 10 pts dimmer in red than blue. Not due to seeing as they did not 
     fluctuate (as did the seeing)." This report came from the Cameron 2006 
     catalog and had an ID No. of 156 and a weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-26 UT 06:21-06:32 Ill=97% Proclus observed by Brook_C on 2009-4-12

     On 2009 Apr 12 at UT 00:00 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 2" refractor, x25, 
     Edmund Optics filter No. 80 (blue) and No. 47 (light rose/purple)) 
     noted that the rays of Proclus stood out better in light rose/purple 
     than in blue. Not just the rays crossing Mare Crisium. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Oct-26 UT 06:33-06:48 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Thomas on 1970-4-23 *

     Aristarchus 1970 Apr 23 UTC 07:00 
     Observed by Thomas


2018-Oct-26 UT 21:08-22:37 Ill=94% 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-Oct-26 UT 21:08-21:42 Ill=94% 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-Oct-26 UT 22:06-23:43 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-Oct-26 UT 22:21-00:19 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-Oct-26 UT 22:55-00:52 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-Oct-26 UT 22:55-00:52 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-Oct-27 UT 02:18-04:04 Ill=93% 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-Oct-27 UT 03:08-05:03 Ill=93% 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-Oct-27 UT 04:28-05:09 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-Oct-27 UT 05:25-06:48 Ill=93% Gassendi observed by Moore_P on 1966-9-3

     Gassendi 1966 Sep 03 UT 01:11-01:46 Observers: Moore (Armagh, N. 
     Ireland, 5 & 12" reflectors), Moseley (Armagh, N. Ireland, 10" 
     refractor), Corralitos Observatory (B.Middlehurst, Organ Pass, 
     NM, USA, 24" reflector), Cave , Gill (UK? 6" reflector x365), 
     "Eng. moon blink sys. detected red glows on c.p. & round it. 
     Independently seen by Cave. Not confirmed by Corralitos M.B." 
     NASA catalog ID#975, NASA weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-27 UT 05:33-06:13 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by Pamplona on 1969-8-1

     Aristarchus 1969 Aug 01 UTC 04:40-05:38 Observed by C. Pamplona 
     e J. Barbosa(Fortaleza, Brazil using 12" x235 and 5" x100 
     reflectors) - NASA catalog reports: "Enhanced area in SE wall, 
     no pulsation, no color. Usually NW wall is brightest. After 
     0538h NW region was brightest again, (Apollo 11 watch, indep. 
     confirm. ?)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog TLP ID No. #
     1196. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-27 UT 06:48-00:00 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Scarfe on 1963-10-5

     In 1963 Oct 05/06 at UT 23:35-00:45 Scarfe (Cambridge, UK, 36" 
     reflector, transparency: hazy - high cirrus) observed very strong 
     luminescence at 50% of the total light (recorded photo-electrically) at 
     Hydrogen alpha (656nm), Sodium-D (589nm) and Fe(RMT 15) 539.71nm, 
     542.97nm, 543.45nm, 544.69nm, 550.15nm, and 550.68nm. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID= and weight=5. The effect was especially strong in 
     Aristarchus at 545.0nm. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=776 and weight=5. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Oct-27 UT 06:48-00:00 Ill=92% Copernicus observed by Scarfe on 1963-10-5

     In 1963 Oct 05/06 at UT 23:35-00:45 Scarfe (Cambridge, UK, 36" 
     reflector, transparency: hazy - high cirrus) observed very strong 
     luminescence in Copernicus at 50% of the total light (recorded photo-
     electrically) at Hydrogen alpha (656nm), Sodium-D (589nm) and Fe(RMT 
     15) 539.71nm, 542.97nm, 543.45nm, 544.69nm, 550.15nm, and 550.68nm. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=776 
     and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-27 UT 06:48-00:00 Ill=92% Kepler observed by Scarfe on 1963-10-5

     In 1963 Oct 05/06 at UT 23:35-00:45 Scarfe (Cambridge, UK, 36" 
     reflector, transparency: hazy - high cirrus) observed very strong 
     luminescence in Kepler at 50% of the total light (recorded photo-
     electrically) at Hydrogen alpha (656nm), Sodium-D (589nm) and Fe(RMT 
     15) 539.71nm, 542.97nm, 543.45nm, 544.69nm, 550.15nm, and 550.68nm. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=776 
     and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-27 UT 21:55-23:00 Ill=87% 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-Oct-27 UT 21:55-21:59 Ill=87% 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-Oct-28 UT 00:04-01:15 Ill=87% 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-Oct-28 UT 02:26-03:38 Ill=86% 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-Oct-28 UT 06:29-06:49 Ill=86% Plinius observed by Thury on 1889-9-13

     Plinius 1889 Sep 13 UTC 23:00? Observed by Thury (Geneva, 
     Switzerland) NASA Catalog Event #265, NASA Weight=3 (Average) 
     Event described as: "Unusual black spot with intensely white 4" 
     border over CP. Normal aspect is 2 craters. #260 says that 
     Gaudibert saw same thing in Sep. - confirmed". References: 
     Nature 41, 183, 1890 (April). The ALPO/BAA weight=1, this is 
     probably perfectly normal.


2018-Oct-28 UT 06:35-06:49 Ill=85% Plato observed by Marshall_KP on 1982-9-7

     Plato 1982 Sep 07 UT 0330-0430. K.P. Marshall (Columbia, 12" 
     reflector, seeing III) saw no craterlets on the floor of Plato, 
     but what he considered unusual was an extremely bright short 
     section of the north rim of Plato - far brighter than, any other 
     part of the rim, and only slightly less bright than Mons Piton. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-28 UT 22:48-00:12 Ill=79% 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-Oct-28 UT 22:54-00:32 Ill=79% 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-Oct-28 UT 23:34-01:26 Ill=78% 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-Oct-28 UT 23:55-01:33 Ill=78% 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-Oct-29 UT 03:00-04:57 Ill=77% 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-Oct-29 UT 03:54-05:46 Ill=77% 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-Oct-29 UT 06:08-06:50 Ill=77% Unknown observed by Von_Speisssen on 1888-11-23

     On 1888 Nov 23 at 16:15-17:00 UT Von Speissen & others of Berlin, 
     Germany, using a 3.5" refractor (x180), saw a "Triangular patch of 
     light (time in Middlehurst catalog wrong? Moonrise was at > 18:30h. If 
     year =1887, age=8.8 days & time OK. must be same observation as ID=256 
     in Cameron 1978 catalog - note similarity of names and also the 
     reference date). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=258 and weight=1.


2018-Oct-29 UT 23:46-01:09 Ill=68% 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-Oct-30 UT 00:58-02:55 Ill=68% 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.


2018-Oct-31 UT 03:17-03:39 Ill=56% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Unknown_Observer on 1994-4-3

     On 1995 Apr 03 at UT 03:30 Unknown Observer (Transparency good) saw a 
     darkening in the Cobra Head, Schroter's valley area of Aristarchus - 
     the best example that he had ever seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=474 
     and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=. Reference - BAA Lunar Section 
     circular 1995 Oct, p125 and personal communication from David Darling 
     to the BAA on 6/6/1995. Note it is uncertain whether this refers to the 
     Clementine mission or to somebody who observed during the Clementine 
     mission, or somebody with that surname. Anyway if it is the Clementine 
     mission then the date is wrong - possibly the year should have been 
     1994? The Cameron catalogue does actually mention a TIFF on Clementine 
     mission? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=474 and the weight=3. I am 
     assuming that the year should be 1994 and not 1995? The ALPO/BAA 
     catalog weight=1 until we can find out what the correct date is?


2018-Oct-31 UT 05:05-06:45 Ill=55% Triesnecker observed by Allen_DA on 1966-7-10

     Triesnecker 1966 Jul 10 UTC 02:00-02:15 Observed by Allen (Cambridge, 
     England) and other observations by Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, 
     NM, USA). Described in NASA catalog as: "Faint illum. of a ridge in 
     shadow; faded quickly (in BAA judged dubious). Not confirmed by 
     Corralitos MB." 12?" refractor (x280) used at Cambridge and at 
     Corralitos 24" reflector. NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog TLP ID No. #956.