Moon

Observed:  Points: 100

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as of 11/11/2019 9:58 p.m.

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General Info

as of 11/11/2019 9:58 p.m.

TypeMoon
Constellation Aries
OrbitsEarth
Right ascension2:42:30.61 (Hours)
Declination11:13:51.2 (Deg)
% illuminated99.434
Mass7.3477e+22 kg

Earth's only natural satellite

☉ Solar Masses ⊕ Earth Masses j Jupiter Masses

Moon

Celestron Omni XLT 150
0 points

Finally saw the moon through the telescope. The Grimaldi crater had tons of detail and looked very 3D. I did not expect to see so many craters.

Moon

Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars
100 points

Got a good luck with the binoculars today, nice detail at the terminator.

Moon

Starblast 4.5
100 points

Watched the earth's shadow slowly traverse the moon in the 4.5"

Moon

Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
0 points

After Saturn the dinner party crew was treated with a view of the moon. The extreme humidity was apparent as the entire image was shimmering. But still, a few gasps were had behind the eyepiece. The first view of the moon in any telescope is a wondrous experience.

Generate a finder chart

The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!

The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.

The larger the F.O.V (field of view), the more "zoomed out" the object will appear. It can be helpful to print several charts of the same object with different field of views.

Limiting the magnitude (remember, lower magnitude means brighter!) of stars and objects can make sure your chart is not cluttered with dim objects that you may not be visible to you anyway. The defaults are good, but try experimenting with raising and lowering the values.

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