On 1985 May 09 at UT 22:50-03:10 P. Foley (Kent, UK) observed the whole of Aristarchus to be a strong violet color. No colour was seen elsewhere on the Moon. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID is 272 and the weight is 2. The ALPO/BAA weight is 2.
On 1985 May 09/10 at UT 22:50-03:10 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) found that Torricelli B was very bright in Earthshine and was blue in colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=272 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 22 UT 07:12 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Only slightly redish color this nite, comp. with previous nites (see #'s 467 & 477)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #478. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 Dec 28 at UT 02:10 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) could see no detail on the floor of Plato crater. This report needs to be read in context with the comments by Cameron for A.C. Cook's observation of the floor of Plato on 1992 Jan 18 - Cameron 2006 catalog ID=438.
On 1974 Jun 12 at UT0256 an unknown observer noted a dark blob on the northern edge of the floor of Pitatus crater.
On 1944 Aug 12 at UT 04:00 H.P. Wilkins (Kent, UK, 8.52" reflector) observed that central craterlet in Plato was unusually bright and shows up as a bright white spot on his sketch - though this might have been artistic license in his sketch. His written notes refer to the unusual lack of a rim (especially the northern part) to this craterlet. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1979 Sep 14 at 13:30-14:42 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" reflector, x146) found that half of the northern rim was "extinguished) in the violet filter (made the crater look U-shaped), but appeared normal in red and other filters. Cameron 2006 ID=67 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1976 Oct 18 UT 07:42 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4.5" reflector and 3" refractor, S=3, T=5) "Inner E. wall 6 deg with very large EWBS at 8deg. No viol. color anywhere & floor was gray at 4 deg (very low). C.p. is only 8 deg. At base of c.p. between peak & advancing shadow a very faint but definite red glow was seen. It was also seen later in the 3" refr. Was confined to W.base of peak & no color on E. base tho. carefully searched for. This red glow was unique in his experience of 28 yrs. His obs. thru. col. 223deg saw nothing more unusual." Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and ID #1455.
Elger 1970 Aug 22 UTC 02:35-02:43 Observed by Merosi (Pecs?, Hungary, 6" reflector x150). "Brightening in dark beyond term., 3deg size, 1.5x size of Elger. Not variable for 5 min. but decreased & became in-vis. after 0243h. No high peaks there." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASa catalog ID #1275.
Gauss 1968 Sep 18 UT 08:00? Observed by Chilton (Hamilton, Canada, 11" reflector) "Observing thru polaroid filter, E. (IAU?) wall was invis; but became vis. when filter was rotated, indicating refl. of polarized light. Same area examined since, but no such phenomenon." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1090.
On 1982 Jul 18 at UT 04:12-04:22 A. Ansari (Queen Mary College London, UK, a naked eye observation), upon examining the cresecent Moon, detected a bright flash from the Plato region. Two more flashes were seen at 04:22, about a second apart, and the latter was the fainter. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=176 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1989 Apr 10 at UT01:30-02:00 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x64, seeing excellent) observed that Earthshine was not as good as the previous night "~1/4
North of Mare Crisium 1958 Oct 16 UT 18:00? Observed by Mayemson (England?) "Bright spot in dark part" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #700.
A lunar aurora on the dark limb was seen by Heywood and others of Westville, Ohio, USA, using a 2" refractor at x60. Observer saw misty like light in dark part, not like earthshine - seen repeatedly by him and others in Nov., Dec, and Mar 29, 30 1884. Displays on Moon similar similar effects on Earth/Aurora? Cameron 1978 catalog ID=239 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1993 Dec 19 at UT 16:00-17:00 S. Beaumont (Cambridge, UK, 12" reflector, x230) observed in Theophilus that the "c.p. > reddish brown tint to SW (on peak?)" but suspected that it was probably spurious colour, however no colour was seen later. The ALPO/BAA catalog ID=469 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1979 Mar 04 at UT18:15-21:45 P.W. Foley, (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, x180, seeing II-I) noticed that Aristarchus was unusually bright (though colourless) - the northern part being the more brilliant. Other features seen but less visible, though still quite obvious. A CED brightness reading of 0.3 was recorded - the highest ever so far. Amery (Reading, UK, 19?" reflector, 50-100x, obtained photographs. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=46 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1979 Mar 04 at UT18:15-21:45 P.W. Foley, (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, x180, seeing II-I) noticed that although other features in Earthshine were quite obvious, Grimaldi was not, though at x200 (should this be 20:00?) Grimaldi "shone with a brilliance to that of a thin cresecent of 2-3d". Amery (Reading, UK, 19?" reflector, 50-100x, obtained photographs. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=46 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1965 Oct 30 at 23:30-23:50UT Fehring and Garris (Parasmus, NJ, USA, using a 2.4" refractor x88, seeing very good) saw a fuzzy area -- variations in shape and distinctness, seen in an area east of Atlas crater. A drawing was made. It was noted that no other area had a similar effect. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=909 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jul 27 at UT 20:04 P. Madej (Newsome, Huddersfield, UK, 16cm reflector, x33, seeing I to II, transparency fair, Hoya linear type polarizer filter) observed that when the filter was used on Mare Crisium, that the north part became a bright gray when turned to 45deg, but when turned the other way it returned to normal. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1964 Jun 17 at UT 04:15-05:01 Cross et al. (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" ? reflector, S=7-8) observed near Ross D: "Gas cloud. Motion". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=818 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1982 Jul 28 at UT20:38-20:48UT A.C. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK, 12" reflector, seeing IV-V, some spurious colour prsent) observed that the central peak of Alphonsus was brighter in red light than in blue, so much so that at the start of the session the peak could hardly be seen in blue light. The central peak varied in brightness in red light but not in white light. The central peak of arzachel was brighter than that of Alphonsus in white light but had no colour - Arzachel's central peak did however appear to fade in brightness over time (or was it Alphonsus getting brighter?). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=177 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1966 May 27 UT 21:10 Observed by Sartory, Moore, Mosely (England and Ireland, 8.5" reflector, 10" refractor) "Red colour on central peak area" NASA catalog ID 937. NASA catalog weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1994 Apr 19 at UT 00:00 P. Kursewicz (Epping, NH, USA) observed a dark patch surrounding Picard crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1866 Oct 16 at UT 23:00 Schmidt (Athens, Greece, 7"refractor) observed that Linne crater had disappeared and been replaced by a white patch with a small hill or craterlet. White part seems to increase in size. Cameron says probably not a TLP. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=145 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1918 May 20 UT 18:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) "Brightness in shadow of the light sector & 1 spot" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #369. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1931 Apr 25 UT 18:00 Observed by Vasilev (Russia) "The triang. dark spot close to the w.bank was not vis. after SR & appeared along the length of the term. , 8-9 deg" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #401. ALPO/BAA weight=1
Vallis Alpes 1983 Jun 18 UT 22:01-22:23 P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 77mm refractor, x83,x250, seeing II-III, transparency fair). After studying the whole length of this valley, the observer saw a change in "albedo" and a small change in colour of the valley floor near to the Plato end. This colour was not seen in a yellow Wratten 15 filter but was noted in a purple Wratten 35 filter, and was strong in a red filter. Also the crater Trouvelot was not seen at x250 with a x2 Barlow.Wratten 25. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Daniell 1983 Jun 18 UT 22:06-22:25) P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 77mm refractor, x83,x166, seeing II-III, transparency fair). Noted on the inside W eall a faint red rose like glow (with a diameter? about it). The red glow varied in brightness with a period of about 2 minutes. It looked somewhat brighter at x166. The glow was still visible when the observation ended at 22:15 ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 May 18 at UT2115-2145 C. Lord (St Annes-on-sea, Lancashire, UK, 76mm f/16 refractor, x170, Wratten 25, and 44a Moon blink filters used, Transparency 4.5/5, no wind, S=F). The west flank of Maginus, and the interior, appeared to be partly obscured. No other features in a similar position along the terminator were obscured. No colour blink was detected with the filters, though a pronounced red/white light blink was noted; the device employed a N.D. x4 filter. By 21:45UT the floor was no longer obscured and only Magninus G was masked in a white haze; however immediately adjacent to the terminator was an ill defined misty patch lying where the outer flank of maginus would have been visible. The rest of the terminator was sharp. The obscuration was only seen to advantage in blue and int. light, and the blue/int blink was only very slight. Findlay and McDonnell observed 21:30-23:00 using a 25cm refractor (Seeing II- III) but failed to see anything unsual. NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1407. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
SW of Pico 1844 Apr 25 UT 20:00? Observed by Schmidt (Athens, Greece, ? refractor) "A bluish glimmering patch of light not quite within the dark side" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #123. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1994 Apr 19 at UT 22:00 R. Knopp (Berlin, Germany) noticed a darkening of the interior of the crater Atlas. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1982 Nov 24 UT 22:00-23:30. K.P. MArshall (Columbia, 12" reflector, x100, x200, x480, seeing III, reasonably steady, but some turbulence. No craters could be seen on Plato's floor, despite observing conditions being acceptable. The floor was evenly toned, and the walls were sharply defined. By 23:10 there was a suspicion that the central craterlet was there, but he could not quite make it out, even with averted vision. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1966 May 28 UT 23:00-01:00 Observed by Smith (England, 10" reflector) Birney (VA?, USA, 8" refactor + Moonblink) Corralitos Obs. (NM, USA, 24" reflector + Moonblink) "Red patches (Smith), Trident Moon Blink device suspected(?? log)earlier at 22:40. Birney observed at 2300-0100?, and gave indep. confirm? Corralitos did not confirm MB (however they report Gassendi-- misident. ?)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #938. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1994 Apr 20 at UT 01:31 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) found that Picard crater was surrounded by a dark nebulous patch - it was impossible to resolve detail inside this dark zone. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 Jun 09 at UT 18:52 G. Kolovos, Thessaloniki, 40.63111N, 22.9597W, height 28m, Greece) photographed two blue spots on the terminator region of the Moon in one of a series of Ektachrome film pictures. The rest of the Moon was a white-yellow colour. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1965 Jul 08 at 01:00?UT a white streak was seen in Grimaldi, extended towards the limb. This was observed by Rubens de Azevedo, et. al., Brazil. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=884 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Copernicus 1939 Mar 29 UT 19:00-19:15 Observed by Wilkins (Kent, England, 6" reflector) "C.P. diffuse light spot, faint glow s as tho in a luminous mist (3h before SR) Some indication of E.terraces, then vanished." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #447. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1960 Feb 06 at UT14:30 Morozov (Moscow, Russia) saw with the naked eye a bright point inmovable but with brightness variations in dark part of Moon, 3days past first quarter, 2days before SR! (says Cameron). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=728 and weight=3.
Plato 1976 Nov 30 UT 19:15 T. Flynn (Edinburgh, UK, 29cm reflector, Wratten 25 and 44a filters) observed that there were two whitish semi-circular tide like marks enclosing two dark patches adjoining the interior west wall The observer was puzzled because if these were two masses of spawning foot hills, then why would the cental areas, presumably the higher parts, be dark - when the contrary is usually the case? ALPO.BAA weight=1.
On 1988 Jul 24 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12" reflector, x150, S=7/10, T=3) observed the following in Proclus: "At 0213 the previously observed gray area was 1/3 of July 22 and V shaped and fanned out across the floor. Could see hint of knot seen before. Craters named in 7/23/88 (#319) were all normal this time too". Is it possible that this report refers to the crater "Gray" rather than "Proclus" as the column field suggests in the Cameron catalog? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=333 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight=2.
Dawes 1973 Feb 12-23 UT 22:30-01:20 Observed by Porter (Narragansett?, RI, USA, 6" reflector x96, S=9, T=0-4, alt=55-75deg?) "Brightening of some of permanent pts. monitored while others stayed steady & normal brightness. (Other nites' obs. suggest that he saw end of dimming event & return to normal). Distinct fluctuations." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #1361.
Alphonsus 1966 May 29 UT 21:45-22:45 Observed by Wise (England, 4.5" reflector, x125). and Corralitos Observatory (NM, USA). "Glint lasting 1.5s. (onset of Smith's anomaly? Specular reflection should last longer). Not confirmed by Corralitos MB, (however they report Gassendi? misident., or did they obs. another feature?). At UT 22:45 Smith and Brown (England, UK, 10" reflector) observed reddish patches in Alphonsus. Negative results from Brown though at 21:21Ut and 22:25UT). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=939 and 940 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1984 Jun 09 at UT 04:55-05:14 P. Jean (Outremont, Canada) detected in the dark side of the Moon, a few km east of Kies crater, a bright point that should not be poking out of the shadow (according to Foley). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=244 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1974 Jan 03 at UT 18:30 a Norwegian amateur astronomer, (Hoydalsvik (Hakonsgate, in West Norway, 60mm refractor) photographed the Moon using High Speed Ektacrome (400ASA) film with good focus. The TLP was located on the southern slope of Sasserides H and was pink in colour with some buish in it. The coloured area was circular with a diameter of 0.5 minutes of arc. Only one exposure was taken. The photograph was checked by the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo. This report was received by the BAA Lunar Section.
Tycho 1998 Feb 06 UT 22:48-22:54 R. Braga (Corsica (MI), Italy, 102mm f8.8 refractor, x180, with diagonal, Wratten 23A, 80A and an OR5 filter, seeing II, Transparency good). Observer noticed that the floor darkened towards the NW (IAU), particularly with the blue Wratten 80A filter. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Gassendi 1967 Oct 13 UTC 19:17-20:00 Observers: Henshaw (Mansfield, UK, 8.5" reflector x112) and Corralitos Observator (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector) "Phenomenon (brightening ?) nr. NW (ast. ?) lasting for 3s. Cont'd for 45m but nothing else unusual, (nr. Gass or in it?). Corralitos MB did not confirm." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1050.
Gassendi 1966 May 30 UT 20:32-20:59 Observed by Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector + filters) "Orange patch & obscuration -- detected by Eng. moon blink system. Color seen visually."NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #941.
Om 1987 Sep 04 at UT 03:00 J. Caruso (Middletown, CT, USA, 3" refractor, x155, S=6/10 and T=8/10) found that Bianchini G was not visible, however Heraclides E, Helicon G, and indeed many other smaller craters could be seen. There were two small mountains in the general area of Bianchini G. and a mare ridge - all these were clearly seen. Caruso states that Bianchini G should normally be much more clearly seen than the other features mentioned and is the same size as Heraclides E. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=305 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1988 Jul 25 at UT03:15 H. Davis (Madison, WI, USA) stated that Proclus was normal apart from a "slightly darker area in SW (Ast) SE (IUE) corner." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=334 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Callipus and vicinity 1973 Feb 13 UT 23:16-23:50 Observed by Frank (E.Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, 6" reflector x100, Seeing=good, altitude=45 deg). "Large dark patch, albedo=3 present E. of Calippus. Drawing. (Shows it into Callippus also). Never seen before or since. Albedo normal (4.5) at 2350h. (obs. monitors Callippus in ALPO-LTP program)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1362.
On 1955 Jan 05 at 01:00-01:30 UT D.A. Logue (Larchment, PA, USA, 15cm reflector at x340, seeing Good) saw a strange blue light above the surface of the Moon where the night and the day meet. He observed this light for more than 30 min and it did not appear to move. It appeared like a star in that the rays of light came from it. The observer adds that he first thought thst the objects was a star, but later decided that it had to be on the Moon itself. A drawing shows the blue spot near the rugged south west (IAU?) limb of the Moon. The editor of the Strolling Astronomer (Vol 8, No. 11-12, Nov-Dec 1954, p146) was unable to identify the craters drawn. The editor speculates that the observer saw a high mountain peak with its summit in sunlight and detached from the illuminated regions - however this would not explain the blue colour. Note this is an ALPO observation and does not apear in the Cameron catalogs. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Gassendi - 1966 Sep 25 UT 20:20-20:50 observed by Moore and Moseley(Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" refracfor x140) "Reddish patches, regarded dubious, owing to low altitude of the Moon". NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #981. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Aug 01 at 00:00-01:00 K. Marshall (Medellin, Columbia, 12" reflector, seeing I-II) noted shading on the east floor of Plato that was apparently lighter than the rest of the floor and this was seen at both low and high magnifications. Foley notes that this was unusual. There were three craterlets visible on the floor - the central one was the brightest. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1872 Jul 16 UTC 21:00? Observed by Pratt (England?) "NW portion of floor was hazy" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID # 179.
A.S.Williams of West Brighton, UK, using a 5.25" Calver, x150 and definition fairly good. Observer noticed that the Mare seemed covered with a close network of innumerable streaks, and spotted with countless numbers of light specks, so that it would hardly be possible to delineate them all in one night. The spots and streaks together must have numbered ~1000. The observer had never seen anything like the number of spots and streaks. Peirce A, was not at all easy to se and neighboring spots almost as bright made it difficult to distinguish which one was Peirce A. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1976 Apr 10 at 21:15-21:49UT S.Spencer (60mm refractor x60, seeing quite good) noticed a faint red glow at the south west wall of Gassendi covering a span of about 35 deg arc. The observer had some doubts about this because they were using a small telescope, but thought that they ought to report it, just in case. A BAA Lunar Section report. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1963 Nov 28 at UT 05:00-06:00 Greenacre, Barr, Hall and Dungan (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" refractor) observed a deep violet area form on the western exterior of Aristarchus, and a less deep violet area form to the eastern edge of Aristarchus. As these were becoming stronger, a blue-like haze formed on the sunlit floor of Aristarchus, that obscured underlying detail. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Herodotus 1971 Jul 05 UT 03:48 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: Pseudo-c.p. I= 4(albdeo) appeared to cast a distinct shadow. 1st time seen. (Apollo 15 photo shows an apparent slight elev. nr. center -- very very low hills? 5" refelctor x79,283x, NASA catalog weight=1 (low). ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1997 Oct 13 at UT11:09-11:21 D. Rodway (Oamaru, South Island, New Zealand, 8.5" reflector, x270) saw a deep salmon-pink colouration in the south east corner interior of the crater Aristarchus. This colour was confirmed by the observers wife. By 11:21 UT the colour had faded completely. Rodway had been a lunar observer since 1958, using a wide range of instruments from 3 inch refractors to 12 inch reflectors and had observed a TLP in Gassendi back in 1966 (from L'ondon, UK), and so was an experienced observer. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1982 Aug 01 at UT20:50 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, 14" reflector, seeing III-IV) found that LaPlace A was significantly more prominent than usual - comparisons were made with photographs in books. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Proclus 1990 Mar 09 UT 00:12-00:13 Observed by Marie Cook (Frimley, UK, 3.5" Questar telescope) observed a "long plume of light" the brightness was the same as the wall region. It went from the southern rim about half of the way across to the centre in the "northerly". The plume feature was not seen at higher magnifications. Change in brightness also noted. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=394 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1994 Apr 23 at UT02:41 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA) observed a starlike flash in Alphonsus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1984 Nov 05 at UT18:00 Marshall (England) noted that there was no normal brightening on the floor just next to the southern most craterlet. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=251 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1994 Apr 23 at UT 03:30 the US Navy Clementine Spacecraft, in orbit around the Moon, obtained images of the Cobra Head region of Aristarchus crater that suggested a ~15x colour ratio increase (0.4 microns / 1.0 microns) in comparison with images obtained on 1994 Mar 03. This was presented as a poster paper 18.04 at AAS 31st DPS meeting. However it was later suggested that this was due to incorrect radimetric calibration procedures being followed. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1965 Nov 06 UTC 03:20-03:50, 05:50 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor x300, S=6, T=5) "Strong blue-viol. glare on E. & NE wall; dark viol. hue in nimbus. (absent at 0320-0350. Listed as 11/8/55 in both ref. 210 & MBMW, but should be 1965). NASA catalog weight=4, NASA catalog ID #911.
Herodotus 1998 Dec 30 UT 18:50-19:10 observed by J.Knott (Liverpool, UK 22cm Newtonian, x216, seeing II, transparency good). Observer reports a bright spot, as bright as the central peak in Aristarchus on the NW rim of Herodotus at 19:10 (still there at 19:15, but the curious thing was that it was not visible earlier at 18:50? Now there is a bright craterlet here, and the observer doubted if what he had seen was unusual - though we have the rise in brightness o20 minutes to account for? The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1985 May 31 at UT 20:23-22:00 G. North (Sussex, UK, turbulent seeing) found Torricelli B at 20:23 to be mauve in colour and to be very bright. However the colul had gone by 20:29UT. "Varied in albedo 2s then image blurred at 5-10s (atm) at 2034 became pink). At 21:35UT M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) found a white patch in the crater centre and a mag 8 flash was seen (confirmed independently by a 2nd observer ~ 113km away)- there was no shadow. At UT 20:30 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12"reflector, seeing excellent) found no colour, but the brightness was changiong and he confirmed the bright patch on the crater's floor, variable 22:15-22:25UT, "then expanded over rim". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=277 and weight=5. the ALPO/BAA weight=4.
In 1950 Aug 25 at UT 10:55 T.Saheki (Osaka, Japan) observed a stationary yellow-white flash on the Moon of duration 0.2 sec and mag 6.5. Cameron suggests that this was a meteor. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=536 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Oenopides-Selecucus 1951 Aug 15 UT 13:11 T,Osawa (Japan) observed a brownish tinge to the terminator region in the vicinity of these two craters. ALPO/BAA weight=1,
Aristarchus 1982 Nov 28 UTC 23:35-23:55 Observed by Foley (Kent, UK, Antionadi III, Transparency Moderate) - Colouration Seen - Ref: BAA Lunar Section Circular. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Aug 02 at UT 22:59-23:10 M.Price (Frimley, Surrey, UK, seeing=II-III) found that the north point of this mountain appeared poorly defined and merged into the surroundings - however suspected that this might be normal for this colongitude? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=179 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 2015 Mar 03 UT 23:58 Brendan Shaw (UK) saw a flash on the NW rim of Aristarchus on his computer screen - the camera was working in the near IR. Seeing was not very good at the time. Unfortunately this flash occurred in between imaging sessions. No other flashes seen, despite looking. The observer considerd the possibility that it might have been a cosmic ray detection, but cannot say for sure. The ALPO/BAA TLP weight=1.
Colour seen between Aristarchus and Herodotus by P. Moore and G. North. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1994 Apr 24 at UT 03:50 R. Manske (Waunakee, WI, USA) found that the Cobra Head appeared to have an obscuration on the top eastern half. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1959 Nov (Day unknown) at UT 21:15-22:15 Bradford (South Shields, UK, 15" reflector, x480) observed in Plato: "Cocealed by a dusky cloud. Appeared to be stream or smoke. No change in 1h. Following week no trace. (SR Nov 5, SS Nov 18. Says he obs. at time of unmanned landing, but there were none in Nov.) Similar to #722". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=726 and weight=2. The ALPOS/BAA weight=2.
Lichtenberg 1966 Jun 02 UTC 03:05-03:35 Observed by Schneller (Cleveland, Ohio, 8" reflector, slit spectrascope) "Red glow on W. wall (Schnller thinks this is "normal" reddening at SR; however, these vary according to Ricker), (This rep't is the only positive one from alert sent out to observe for J.Green's tidal predictions, See list of neg. obs.)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #944
Riccioli 1974 Jan 07 UT 16:30-17:00 Observed by McKay (South Downs, England, 3" refractor, x135, S=IV boiling) "Bright spot and dark patch changing in size (atmos. aberr. ?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1385.
1969 Aug 26 UT 22:15-23:30 Observer: Whippey (Middlesex, UK, 6" reflector x177) "Small dark spot in oval whitish patch typoical under high sun for it." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1200. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1969 Aug 26 UTC 22:15-23:30 Observed by Whippey "Plato's defuse white patch in center flanked by two radial diffused bands diverging to S. wall. Later E. band disappeared under better seeing. NASA catalog weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1."
1982 Mar 08 Daniell UT 22:49-22:57 P.Madej (Hudersfield, UK) - A colour and brightness anomaly was seen a TLP alert was put out. Cameron 2006 catalog extension weight=165 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1966 Jun 03 UT 01:00-01:45 Observed by Gordon (2), Delano (Ackerman, PR?, 5" reflector / Massachussets, 3" (x92) & 10" reflector T=4) "Deep blue color on N. wall. S.part of crater was brownish, (not on alert). Delano saw E.wall bright spot unusually bright, confirm, ?" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #947. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1980 Aug 25 at UT06:55-07:10 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4.5" reflector, x40-150, seeing=4 and transparency=4) found the west wall bands of Aristarchus to be faint initially and at 07:00 a pale red colour appeared suddenly (and lasted for 2 minutes) on the inner south east wall, and then into south west BS to the west BS. "BS" meaning in Bartlett's notation a bright spot. There was no violet glare this time. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=106 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Timocharis 1955 Jun 4-5 UT 23:30-00:00 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, England, 5" reflector x70, seeing=poor) "Bright in red filter" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #595.
Aristarchus 1973 Jun 15 UT 06:12-06:21 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor x54, x100, x300, x360, S=3, T=3) "Pinkinsh-red glow on F., wall -- weher he usually sees the violet glare. (TLP albedo=7?, normal=5?, nearby plain=1?). All along rim nr. crest & went over EWBS. Wanted to compare a bright spot on Lyell with Aris. wall brighteness. At 0612h pink glow changed to a rust-brown, fading rapidly & gone at 0615h. First time he had ever obs. a red glow. (in 20 yrs)." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1369.
Aristarchus 1969 Apr 01 UT 18:35 Observed by Kozyrev (Crimea, Ukraine, 40" reflector). "Spectrograms of an unusual red spot on W. slope at ?=.405, eta=.680. Spot = 1-2 km in diam. Molecules identified were N2 & C2. Later thru clouds crater was bluer in Corralitos (New Mexico) MB (confirm. of activity at Ariz. ?)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1119. ALPO/BAA weight=5.
On 1984 ??? ?? at UT11:00-12:00 Jean Nicolini (Campinas, Brazil) saw a daylight TLP in Aristarchus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
Aristarchus 1972 Jun 25 UTC 22:42-22:51 Observed by Quindeau (8deg 35' E, 51deg 25' N, 60mm refractor) "Bright point at NE wall of crater". Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler, Earth Moon & Planets, Vol 30, pp53-61 (1984).
Aristarchus 1959 Mar 24 UT 02:24-02:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x180, S=3, T=5) "Strong blue & blue-viol. gl. on E.wall, EWBS, SWBS with intermittent display. At this time he noted in his 5-in L a total disappearance of viol. gl. & reappear. 1 min. later. Altogether, found 4 such occurences in his records, in '54, '57, ' & '59."NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #716. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Aug 04 at UT19:25 Arkhipov (Ukraine). found that for 3 minutes Aristarchus brightened. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=180 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Aug 04 at UT19:25 Arkhipov (Ukraine). found that for 5 minutes Copernicus flashes. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=180 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1974 Jan 08/09 UT i18:15-00:00 Observed by Billington (England), Robinson (Devon, England), Amery (REading, England), Moore (Selsey, England) "Orange & viol. hue in crater seen by Billington. Robinson, Amery & Moore reported neg. blink results at this time. (Prob. chrom. aberr., Moore concurs)." NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1386. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1959 Mar 24 at UT 1851 Chernov (Russia) observed the follwing in Oceanus Procellarum during a lunar eclipse: "During penumbra of ecl. separate light pts. were sharply g?listing?. Possibly connected with transparancy of the penumbra. (time given was 0851 UT but must have been loc. time p.m. penum. phase started at 1756UT & umbral at 1916UT)". The cameron 1978 catalog ID=717 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1944 Sep 03 UTC 03:40 - A.W. Mount (Fort Worth, TX, USA, Conditions good, seeing 6/10) saw a small white bright point of light appear suddenly close to the W. wall of Plato glowed briefly as by far the most conspicuous object in the lunar field of view and vanished quickly after approximately 2 sec. It was star-like in appearance and was stationary on the Moon's surface - about magnitude 6? Angular diameter of the flash was <= 1". Observing conditions good enough to see the central craterlet in Plato. 20cm reflector used. Ref. DJALPO Vol 45, p28 Spring 2003.
On 1893 Sep 25 at UT 21:00? Gaboreau (Paris, France), saw a shaft of light projecting from the Moon. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=281 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
40.5W, 45.7N 1965 Nov 09 UTC 04:59 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector + spectrograph) "Line depth anomaly, low compared with 23 other areas". NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #912.
On 1980 Sep 24 at UT 21:13-23:50 P.Moore (Selsey, UK) at 22:45 saw loss of detail in the north west wall, especially in red light, but also slightly in blue light too. By 22:48 there was activity on the crater floor i.e. the four bright spots were visible in white light but not in red. In blue the central spot was seen and there were dark radial streaks to the south wall and south east. At 22:50 there was a loss of detail. Other craters were normal. At 23:08 the floor was dark in red, but some details were visible in blue. the effect had finished by 23:35. At21:34 J-H Robinson found Plato to be normal and no blinks, though floor clearer in red than in blue, however the floor detail had gone by 21:57. Blair suspected a dusty patch in north of Plato, especially in red light. at 21:57 and it started spreading at 21:13, then east at 21:15 and then north. Though it faded at 21:25 but was back again at 21:35, and Moon blink colour filters still gave a reaction at 21:50 - the TLP remained strong until 23:50UT. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=110 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
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.
Aristarchus & A 1965 Nov 10 UTC 01:25-01:57 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector, S=6, T=6) "Viol. tinge & radiance around nimbus; used red filter. Aris. A became larger." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #913.
Aristarchus 1983 Oct 22 UT 22:00 G.W. Amery, (Reading, UK, Seeing III-IV) found Aristrachus so bright that the CED was unable to give a reading. The crater's interior was also diffuse in appearance. The Cameron 2008 catalog ID=232 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1989 Jun 20 UT 0628-06:58 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" refractor) discovered blue on the north west inner wall and red on the south east outer wall. At 05:39 he could see the blue but not the red. No colour was detected on Tycho, but he thought that he could detect a pinkish colouration over the whole Moon. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= 367 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1969 May 03 UTC 07:00? Observed by Smith, Gallivan (Corralitos Observatory, Organ Pass, NM, 24" reflector, photos) "Bluing around crater. Visible on monitor, but immeasurable in photos" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1125
On 1980 Sep 25 atUT 20:20-22:14 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15"? reflector, seeing=III) found that Mons Pico was bright and had a reddish glow to its south west. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=111 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1980 Sep 25 at UT20:20-22:14 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) noticed that the central craterlet was more visible in red than in blue. There was also a streak on the floor that was "shifted to S & W." The floor was dark and Mons Pico was bright. Peters found Plato's floor (and central craterlet) to be dark, and darker in blue than in red, however he was suffereing from spurious colour at his observing site. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=111 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1980 Sep 25 at UT 20:20-22:14 Peters (Kent,UK, x240 and x120, seeing=III) observed Proclus to have an orange tint, however there was a lot of spurious colour in the area. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=111 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1956 Dec 19 at UT 00:00? an unknown observer apparently saw a TLP somewhere on the Moon. Cameron gives the reference for this as an unnamed AGU meeting. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=659 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
2004 Aug 31 UT 22:30-22:35 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK) looked at Gassendi and noted a slight chestnut brown colouration in the dark area on the crater floor to the north of the central mountain leading to Gassendi A. It lasted for about two minutes during 22-30 hrs UT to about 22-35 hrs UT (observer unable be more precise). Used 60mm OG x120. Seeing quite steady trans good. Checked Gassendi again at 23hrs UT to 23-05. No sign of colour. Also area mentioned earlier seemed lighter now. No colour on Aristarchus. Plato floor dark -no sign of craterlets. Seeing good with just slight tremor. Trans good 60mm OG x120 used. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1977 Oct 28 UT 19:25 V.M. Chernov (Soviet Union) observed that Copernicus was brighter than normal i.e. brighter than Kepler but less bright than Aristarchus. In January and February 1977 both Copernicus and Kepler were of the same brightness. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1869 Aug 23/24? UTC 23:00-01:00? Observed by Gledhill? (Halifax, England, 9" refractor) Group I of craterlets (as designated by several famous obs. before) exhibited notable illumination, accompanied by a single light on a distinct spot. (if obs. similar to Ap 1870 obs. then date =Au 23-24). NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #162.
In 1962 Sep 16 at UT08:05 Spirad (Victoria, B.C., Canada, 48" reflector) obtained a spectrum with a UV emission, in H & K lines compared to Jupiter and Mars. II-AO plates, 6A/mm dispersion. Fraunhofer lines much shallower than planetary ones. (whole Moon). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=770 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Aristarchus 1964 Oct 23 UTC 02:35-02:45 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor, 133 & 200x, S=3-5, T=4) "South floor region granulated, 6 deg bright with very faint trace of pale yellow color; rest of crater 8 deg bright." NASA catalog weight=4 (good), NASA catalog ID #859.
Aristarchus 1983 Oct 23 UT 19:00-01:30 Observer: Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, seeing=II) noiced at 19:00UT an extended bright spot on E wall and extending beyond. This was brighter than other areas of the crater. There was also occasional star-like glistening. Foley comments that the inside of Aristarchus was slightly obscured. The TLP started fading from UT20:30 and finished by 01:30UT. six out of nine independent observers confirmed the effects seen. In total 14 observers observed, 9 reported back and 6 found abnormalities in Aristarcus though all encountered variable seeing conditions - some had spurious colour. Cameron comments that this was one of the best recorded/confirmed TLP events. All CED brightness measurements obtained were very high. Moore, Nicolson and Clarke (5" refractor and 15" reflector, 230-350xseeing III) found the crater to be very bright at 19:11UT through a 5" refractor and there was a blob on the east rim (Bartlet's EWBS?) at 19:14UT. Nicolson also saw a very bright star-like area on the eastern wall but this was not defined as it usually is. The crater was also very bright at 22:43UT using the 15" reflector available to these observers. At 01:07UT they used a Moon blink and discovered that the bright region was bright in blue light and less bright in red - although this was not a detactable blink when switching rapidly between filters. They found that the crater had returned to normal by 01:15UT. M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) observed a large diffuse spot on the east of the crater that was brighter in blue than in red light and the CED device gave a high reading. J.D. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) made a skecth that showed the bright spot extended on the east wall - again the CED reading was high and a lot of detail was visible on the floor. A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) also noted remarkable detail and the bright (as confirmed by CED) blob on the eastern rim. G. North (Sussex, UK, seeing III-II) also confirmed the bright blob on the eastern wall. Wooller found the north west wall was a dirty yellow colour - though no colour was seen elsewhere in or outside the crater. Mosely found the crater to be bright and his sketch revealed the extension of the bright blob on the eastern rim and again a great deal of interior detail. Amery (Reading, UK, seeing III) found Aristarchus to be "a brilliant splash against dulled background in violet filter, especially polarizing filter. CED + polarizer readings high, but not as high as previous night". Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, seeing III-IV) remarked that "spurious colour a total mess around Aristarchus & nothing abnormal seen". A photograph was taken at 20:50UT reveals the bright blob and entire detail. Peters (Kent, UK, seeingIII-II) observed Aristarchus with a UV screen from 20:15-21:23UT and comented that althogh being very bright, there was no variation between white and UV. It was checked with a Moon Blink device and the radial bands were clearly seen in white light, < in blue. The Cameron 2008 catalog ID=233 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1988 Jul 31 at UT 07:09-08:10 D. Darling (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, 12.5"reflector, seeing=7/10 and T=3) did not detect the dark region on the south east floor of Proclus (the TLP from a few days earlier), but did see 2 "linear mounds". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=335 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2013 Dec 19 N. Longshaw (Oldham, UK, Seeing III, TAK FS 78 APO Refracror) observed a diffuse area east of the central peak of Geminus, to be sepia/brownish tint. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 2011 Jan 21 at 22:30UT N.Longshaw (UK, 4" Achromatic refractor, x128 & x160, Seeing III, transparancy average) suspected on the eastern edge of Geminus, on the border of the crater filled shadow and the eastern illuminated rim, a brownish, almost speia hue. This extended for a short distance from the floor shadow into the illuminated rim width and spanned from the north to the south of the crater. For a comparison, Cleomedes was checked but nothing unusual was noticed in its shadow. The observer notes that Elger also saw a warm brown or sepia tone. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1959 Nov 17 at Ut 22:00 an unnamed observer saw a light in Plato. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=725 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1966 Nov 11 at UT05:55-1000 Hall and Johnson (Port Tabacoo, MD, 16" x400, S=VG), Nordling (MD, USA), Genatt (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x50, 20" reflector x400) and Wagman (Pittsburgh, PA, 30" refractor) observed the folloowing on Aristarchus: "Color ob c.p. detected with Trident MB, not seen vis. at Port Tobacoo. Network alerted & 6 responded. 4 did not see anything unusual; 2 others did & saw red on c.p. in 6-in refr., but not in 20-in refl. at 400x; other saw indistinctness. Port Taboacoo obs. took 5 rolls of film in blue & red & neutral. Phenom. not detectable on them, but focus poor. Blue images had most detail, whereas would expect red or neutral to. Phenom. still present at dawn in Moon Blink device". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=914 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
Aristarchus 1964 Aug 26 UT 02:00-03:00 Observed by Genatt, Reid, (Greenbelt, MD, 16" reflector, x360, S=P-G), and Lindenblad (Washington, DC, USA, 26" refractor) "Red and Blue bands. Grew thinner & shorter. Alerted Naval Obs. One obs. tho't he saw Phenom. but not sure. (confirmation ?). (prof. astronomers, but not lunar observers)" NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #844. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Proclus 2001 Nov 04 UTC 07:00-07:43 "Robin Gray of Winneucca, Nevada, U.S.A. reported a contrast effect and brightening in the crater Proclus. Using a 15.2 cm refractor he conducted a Moon blink search with Wratten 25a and 38a blue filters. His report goes as follows: Moon Blink carried out. In Red 25 Proclus looked nearly the same as in white light. Through the Blue 38a filter, however, only the brilliant lit south east wall was clearly visible. The northeast wall was very dim with this filter. With no filters the NE and SE wall were brilliantly lit, the SE wall was almost as bright as Aristarchus. A thread like strip along the NW wall, possibly the rim of the crater, was also brilliantly illuminated. The interior of the crater was a featureless stygian black with the exception of a brilliant (intensity 9) thread of light that ran parallel to the illuminated east wall. Whether this was an L.T.P. or an optical effect of atmospheric turbulence is unknown, did not see anything similar elsewhere along the terminator though" ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1992 May 20 at UT 11:15 D. Weier (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, naked eye and 7x50 binouculars, sky conditions excellent) noted that Aristarchus and, an area, were very bright to the eye. In binouculars the feature was quire sharp and distinct, "> anything else on the Moon". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=447 and the weight=2. The ALPO/bAA weight=1.
On 1980 Aug 29 at UT07:32 D. Loudernack (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" reflector, x140) found the south wall to have a broad dark band (only visible in red light) at its base that covered nearly all of the southern half of the crater. The brightness reading was 8.4 (in blue light) and 4 (in red light). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=107 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1958 Nov 01 at UT 00:00 a TLP was seen on the Moon (location and observer not given). The Reference for this is Palm, 1967. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=702 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Jun 29 at UT 07:05-07:33 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x240, S=5, T=4) suspected a violet glare? on the EWBS of Aristarchus, but was too faint to be certain. The bright art of the floor was granulated and had a ceppery tint. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=827 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1980 Aug 30? at UT 08:00? D. Louderback (South bend, WA, USA, 8" refletor x140) found the north wall to be very bright in red light (this is not normal as it is usually bright in blue - according to Cameron). The brightness was 9.7 (red) and 9 (blue no filter)compared to Eimmart's 8.7. Louderback thought that they observed an oranfe- yellow tinge. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=108 and weight=3.
1999 Jan 07 UT 01:57 C. Brook (Plymouth UK, 65mm refractor, x125, seeing good) found this mountain unusually dull. In contrast, Mons Pico, Montes Teneriffe, Montes Spitzenberg, were all normal. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Theophilus 1965 Jul 18 UTC 08:52-09:01 Observed by Cross, Ariola (Whittler, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x450, S=4, T=3) "Red spots; ruby red within a pink area on c.p." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #885. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1964 Jun 30 at UT 05:50-06:10 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) observed the following in Aristarchus: "Nimbus only -- dark viol. hue. S. part of Aris. floor was granualated & a brown tinge -- changed to yellow & a brown tinge at 0500. First time he ever saw such a change in color. (this obs.listed in 210 & MBMW as June 20, but is a misprint)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=828 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1981 Dec 16 at UT 17:45 B.W. Chapman, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK, 11.5cm refractor, seeing II, trasnparency Fair) found the east outer ridge brighter in red - inclined to blue. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Dec 16 at UT 17:45 B.W. Chapman, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK, 11.5cm refractor, seeing II, trasnparency Fair) found the west inner ridge lighter in red, and so to the east and south- west floor. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Apr 26 at UT 10:22-10:44 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x36-x140) found that the eastern half of Plato crater was dark - and he checked this using several eyepieces. moderate magnification resolved the dark region into bands, but too high a magnification (x140) made the bands dissappear. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=362 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.