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Ursa Astronomical Association

Schickard - 14.1.2022 at 21.50 - 14.1.2022 at 22.10 Vantaa, Pähkinärinne Observation number 103789

Visibility IV / V

Paula Wirtanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

The crater Schickard was just fine with the terminator. Schickard is famous for his election stripes, but they were not visible in these lighting conditions.

Half of the bottom was in the shade of the terminator, the ridge on the bottom standing out clearly (overemphasized in the drawing). The Wargentin (in the drawing with the letter W) south of Schickard and the Phocylides were in the shadow, except for the ramparts, and the Phocylides C between them (in the drawing with the letter C) made the shadow look slightly classic at heart.

Not a very double drawing this time around, but great looking really. The cold annoyed the fingertips in fairly windy weather.

I quickly outlined the exciting elongated Schiller Crater. There were few shadows in it, but it stood out very clearly. Schiller was born out of a potentially skewed collision and looks quite clever. Your ridge at the bottom of the crater stood out, even though the light came unnecessarily straight. Next to the small crater is Bayer. Schiller is shown in Figure 2.

Figure 3 is a photograph through the eyepiece. Both Schikard and Schiller and their environments stand out in the picture.

The air directions in the drawings as they appear through the angular prism, the photo is turned correctly.

#Lunar100: 039

#Lunar100: 030

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  • Observation target
    • Moon surface feature
  • Name of the observation target
    • Schickard
  • Seeing
    • Good
Technical information

M127 / 1500, SP 25 mm (60x) & 10 mm (150x).

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