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paul f. campbell
2007-Jul-26, 11:36 PM
Hi all.

Here is a mosaic from the other night. I was aiming for the famed Xspot, I dont know if I captured the X or not, but I see an X in this photo.

3 avi photos made up this mosaic. Taken with my etx 125 and a sac 7 camera.

67champ
2007-Jul-27, 12:26 AM
Paul, when was this taken? You have some of the west most part of "the X"
just south east of the "handle" of the sword...

dt

paul f. campbell
2007-Jul-27, 12:32 AM
Hi Champ.

These photos were taken on 7/21/07 right around 11:00pm my time here in westren pa.

67champ
2007-Jul-27, 12:42 AM
Paul,

One of us is confused... LOL

Isn't that a near last quarter phase pic that you posted, as opposed to a near first quarter phase; which was on/near july 21st 2007..?

?????? Thanks,

dt

paul f. campbell
2007-Jul-27, 12:49 AM
Hi Champ.

I am wrong, this photo was taken on 7 /5/07.

67champ
2007-Jul-27, 12:57 AM
I should have said, I'm confused... LOL Ok, now I'm less confused...
You did get part of the "X" in that picture at least, but at a far less favorable phase..

dt

67champ
2007-Jul-27, 01:05 AM
I think this is where the "x" is.....

dt

paul f. campbell
2007-Jul-27, 01:10 AM
Thanks Champ I will try this again.

tvdavis
2007-Jul-27, 02:15 AM
Very cool!

Tom

AutoClub
2007-Jul-27, 06:49 AM
Hi Paul - Great image - thanks for posting it! Way back near the end of March, I posted this image which I first happened to observe through binoculars, so I decided to set up my telescope to capture it.

http://www.bautforum.com/attachments/astrophotography/5064d1174974034-moon-terminator-moon-mosaic-march-25-2007-moon-terminator-03-25-07-text-frame.jpg

It shows the "X" off to the right of center, above the "25" in the text frame at the bottom.

Hope this helps in identifying the X. I was over at a friend's house for a birthday party last Saturday night, had one of my little telescopes (Orion Short-Tube 80 with a tripod) in the car, ready to go, but there wasn't enough time with all the party activities going on (Tahitian dancing performances, etc.) to even set it up. Bummer - I think the "X" was visible that night, and I would have loved to see it! :(

Clear skies!

Paul

seeker372011
2007-Jul-27, 08:49 AM
i can see it clearly now!

paul f. campbell
2007-Jul-27, 05:25 PM
Hi all

Thanks for looking, and thanks Dana with the help. I found a mosaic I took on 6/22/07, almost the same photo that you took. I will continue to look for this X spot, and I hope to capture a better image thanks again. Paul

67champ
2007-Jul-27, 11:53 PM
Very nice detail. That is what I call a "late X" (very late in its evolution, so to speak).

dt

JAICOA
2007-Jul-27, 11:56 PM
Hi Paul "x" or no "x" It's a fine shot, very detailed and sharp.