From the Lens of Lisa

by Lisa Fanning

With the many cloudy nights, I’m grateful that at least I could get some lunar observing in!

Enjoying the rugged southern highlands of the Moon 3/11/22. Such an interesting region to explore and home to some craters you may already know.

📷: iPhone 13
🔭: @celestronuniverse NexStar Evolution 8
Zoom eyepiece at ~20 mm

3/13/22, the terminator favors another fun crater, Gassendi or the “Diamond Ring.” You can see why some call it that. It is located on the northern edge of Mare Humorum, and was named for  French astronomer Pierre Gassendi.

📷: iPhone 13
🔭: Celestron NexStar Evolution 8
  32mm eyepiece

3/13/22 Waxing Gibbous Moon (81% illuminated)

Nice looks at the “Gang of Four” craters on the terminator this morning, 3/20/22 12:12 AM EDT

The Gang of Four consists of  Langrenus, Vandelinus, Petavius, and Furnerius.

📷: iPhone 13 heavily zoomed
🔭: Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 + 32mm eyepiece

And finally, I had hoped to get a whole month, but only the first half cooperated…

First Half of March 2022’s moon cycle (on nights where clouds permitted)

Clockwise –
3/4/22 – 6%
3/5/22 – 12%
3/6/22 – 19%
3/8/22 – 37%
3/9/22 – 47%
3/10/22 – 57%
3/11/22 – 64%
3/12/22 – 75%
3/13/22 – 81%
3/14/22 – 88%
3/16/22 AM – 95%
3/17/22 PM – 97%
Cloudy for full moon, of course 🙂

📷: iPhone 13
🔭: Celestron NexStar Evolution 8
  32mm eyepiece

Each photo enhanced to bring out features and layout compiled on a Mac.

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