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 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.
Near Calippus 1973 Jan 25 UT 19:20-19:30 Observed by Frank (E.Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, 6" reflector, x100, S=G) "Bright spot nr. Calippus. Sketch (Calippus alpha, or unnamed peak N. of it?). Est. albedo=8.5 & surroundings at 0.5 at 1015h. Obj. not noticeable at all during 1st 1/2 cycle thru FM in Dec. & Jan. (ALPO-LTP prog.)" NASA catalog weight=0 (very unreliable). NASA catalog ID #1360.
White spot in Walter 1973 Jan 25 UT 19:20-19:39 Observed by Frank (E.Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, 6" reflector, x100, S=G) "White spot in Walter barely distinct fr. surroundings & crater rim. It's albedo=8, surroundings=7 (ALPO-LTP prog.)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1360. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1976 Nov 13 UT 05:25 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor, 54-200x, S=6, T=4) "Floor 8deg except S.=6deg which is also granulated & la pale yellow. Different aspect fr. other obs. at same col. Viol. in outer nimbus. Bright blue-viol. glare where viol. radiance was on 11th. SWBS still large & 9 deg bright." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1457.
Aristarchus 1976 Nov 14 UT 06:09 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor, 54-200x, S=5-4, T=5) "Walls & floor 8deg except S.= 6deg, SWBS now smaller but still 9deg. S.floor still granulated & now yellow-brown. Strong viol. tint still on outer nimbus but now viol. radiance (gas?) again on ENE rim as on 11th, but not as on 13th" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1458.
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.
Aristarchus 1976 Nov 16 UT 06:15 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor, 54-200x, S=4, T=5) "Crater very dull except EWBS= 9deg & large. W.glacis=5deg & inner E.wall 6deg. Floor is dull 5deg, c.p.=10 deg. SWBS has disappeared. No viol. anywhere" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1460.
On 1821 July 25 at UT 03:30 Gruithuisen (Munich, Germany) observed, near Aristarchus, some brilliant flashing spots on the Earthlit side of the Moon. These disappeared after a short while then re-appeared. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=90 and weight=4. The ALPo/BAA weight=3.
On 1969 Jul 16 at UT 21:30-21:32, 21:45 R. N. da Silva (Parnaiba, PI, Brazil, 10" reflector) noticed that on the dark part of the Moon, Aristarchus was very bright. However and Cameron (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 12" reflector) at 01:00- 01:15UT on the 17th saw nothing unusual and indeed could not see Aristarchus. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1151 and weight= 1. the ALPO/BAA weight=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.
In 1933 Mar 30 at UT 20:00 Douillet (France?) observed in the Aristarchus region: "White. (in the dark part)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=404 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1951 Apr 11 UT 02:39:30+/-15s L.T.Johnson (USA) observed a mag 7 flash S ofGrimaldi. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mare Crisium 1826 Apr 12 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia, seeing=II) observed that Censorinus was much less bright than Proclus (confirmed by CED readings). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia) found Proclus to be much brighter than Censorinus (which of the two was abnormal is a question) - though he thought that Censorinus looked dull. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 Dec 30 at UT 17:36 A. Dollfus (Meudon, France, 1m aperture telescope used) detected evidence for a dust cloud using CCD polarimetry. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
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.
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.
Piton 1970 Apr 13 UT 22:06-01:30 Observed by Cutts (Waverton, UK) "Peak was bright (Apollo 13 watch. Shining in dark?)" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1247. Similar illumination shown on Hatfield Plate 2E(left). ALPO/BAA weight=1.