Flintstone Stargazing

October 9, 2009

Too cloudy for LCROSS

Filed under: astronomy, Moon — Tags: — Ed @ 10:54 am

This morning, despite everything against me, I got out my scope in hopes of seeing the LCROSS impact on the Moon. Unfortunately, it was too cloudy to see it. I did get that part of the Moon in focus and could occasionally see it through the clouds, but it was also getting pretty light and my scope really wasn’t big enough to see the expected plume anyway. I figured that you never know… Ultimately though, it looks like even Palomar’s huge scopes didn’t see a plume, so my “little” 8″ scope would have had no chance.

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1 Comment »

  1. Your rIght: nothing to see!!! I also had the 8″ out there hoping I’d beat the odds but like you said, nothing to see here!

    Comment by Jason Melquist — October 19, 2009 @ 10:16 pm


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