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Moon Occults Venus in the Daytime

by Michael Wright On December 7, 2015, a daytime occultation of Venus by the Moon was visible from most of North and Central America. I observed from my office parking lot at lunchtime using IS binoculars, but member Robert Vanderbei created … Continue reading

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July 2015 Blue Moon

Blue Moon by Member Robert Vanderbei July 30, 2014, 22:35 EDT (8 hours before actual full fullness) Canon 450D on 10″ RC Four-image Mosaic of 8-image stacks. Exposure: 1/2400 sec at ISO 800.

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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Member Jim Poinsett took these two shots of the moon this October as part of his first attempt at astrophotography from his backyard using his 8-inch LX-200 and Meade Deep Sky Imager. Well done, Jim!

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Moon, a photo by Bob Vanderbei

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NASA’s GRAIL Lunar Mapping Twins Achieve New Year’s Orbits

by Dr. Ken Kremer Next time you look at the moon consider this: Two new moons recently reached orbit. NASA is ringing in the New Year with a double dose of champagne toasts celebrating the back-to-back insertions into lunar orbit … Continue reading

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GRAIL Twins Launched on Lunar Gravity Mapping Mission

by Dr. Ken Kremer NASA renewed its focus on ground breaking science with the deafening Sept. 10 blastoff of a pair of lunar bound probes sailing on a unique path ‘From the Earth to the Moon’, for a truly challenging … Continue reading

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