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Lorne

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Lunar 100 Challenge
« on: April 03, 2014, 05:50:15 PM »
With ref to the "23rd March Harperrig" post, there's a couple of Lunar 100 PDFs available for download from the Highland Astronomical Society.


 http://www.spacegazer.com/index.asp


Click on INFO then DOCUMENTATION you can then select Lunar 100 map and documentation to save and print out.


The map has numbers and the list has descriptions and tick boxes to fill in as each of the 100 have been observed. I've printed both out and will laminate them to keep them in decent condition out at night, hopefully a few of us can work through this challenge.


There are also Messier challenges to print off too. Thanks to the Highland Astro Society for providing these PDFs to share.


Hope this is of use to the other "100" folk!!!
L.

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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 06:59:45 PM »
Thanks Lorne.

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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 05:32:11 PM »
I had the Lunar 100 stuff already, but the Gold and Platinum Messier lists have a good selection of objects for March/April.  I have downloaded them for reference, so thanks for the link :)
Of course, with the poor weather we're having, I think I'll be looking at them in May and saying to myself - "Look at what you could have saw" ;D
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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 06:06:51 PM »
this weather is really doing my nut in...I have had my new scope 3 weeks now and haven't used it in anger..why are the gods punishing us? :-[
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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 09:48:30 PM »
Hi Gordon, that's a real shame, as your new scope looks like it will be a fantastic instrument to use.  Chin up and keep checking the forecasts ;)
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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 01:56:33 PM »
Once completed you could always go for the 200.

http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/97176-new-lunar-100-200-list/

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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2014, 07:41:37 PM »
By the way if anyone is unsure what they are looking for exactly then this site has pictures taken of most of the 100.


http://www.asemonline.org/members-pages/john-duchek-s-page/pictures-of-the-lunar-100


I was struggling on the map to work out exactly what I wanted to try and see for some of the targets.


May have a look at a couple of them tonight. I could probably do lots but I would rather spend time looking at them and trying to get some images.
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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 05:28:11 PM »
Seems I'm not the only one who cant see red labels under red light  :D


Found this one whilst looking for another printable map





http://www.tanstaafl.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/lunar100blue.pdf


Thanks to James from that site who made it available for use.

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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2014, 11:44:25 PM »
Sneaked in a cheeky wee 15 minute observing session in the back garden and bagged 6 of the Lunar 100:


11 - Aristarchus Crater
17 - Schroter's Valley
22 -  Aristarchus Plateau (the diamond-shaped area the aforementioned are located on).
14 - Very large crater with missing rim.
6 - Tycho
5 - Copernicus


Unfortunately the rain stopped me from getting anymore.
Still, I bet very few people got out to observe tonight :)
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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2014, 12:02:13 AM »
Nice one Iain, your fair whizzing through the list!

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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2014, 11:15:51 PM »
Long way to go, but it is good fun and the fact it can be done from my back garden is fantastic.
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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2014, 03:10:21 PM »
David
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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2014, 08:47:57 PM »
Good reminder..... might set up tonight and try and bag a few more here :)

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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2014, 11:30:34 AM »
I managed a few more at the weekend too, including:
13 - Gassendi/Gassendi A
30 - Schiller
39 - Schickard
59 - Schiller-Zucchius Basin

Unfortunately, I haven't really logged them properly.
Looks like this week might be a good time to do that while observing a few more :)
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Re: Lunar 100 Challenge
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2015, 07:16:22 PM »
David
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