2014 02 21, 21-day-old Moon

•June 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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2014 02 21, 0624-1026 UT (-6) 21.37-day-old Moon
Erika Rix
102mm f/9.8 refractor, LXD75, 13% T filter, 20mm, 50x
S: Antoniadi II-III, T: 3/6, Temp: 29F, H: 39%
Colongitude: 168.9°
Phase: 288.1°
Lunation: 21.37 days
Illumination: 65.5%

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Eyepiece sketch on black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte crayon, white charcoal pencil, black Derwent charcoal pencil, black woodless oil pencil, blending stump.

2014 02 20, 20-day-old Moon

•June 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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2014 02 20, 0730-0910 UT (-6) 20.41-day-old Moon
Erika Rix
102mm f/9.8 refractor, LXD75, 13% T filter, 20mm, 50x
S: Antoniadi II, T: 1-4/6, clouds, SE winds 5-10 mph, Temp: 62F, H: 67%
Colongitude: 157.2°
Phase: 299.6°
Lunation: 20.41 days
Illumination: 74.7%

20140220
Eyepiece sketch on black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte crayon, white charcoal pencil, black Derwent charcoal pencil, black woodless oil pencil, blending stump.

2014 02 19, 19-day-old Moon

•June 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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2014 02 19, 0500-0811 UT (-6) 19.31-day-old Moon
Erika Rix
102mm f/9.8 refractor, LXD75, 13% T filter, 20mm, 50x
S: Antoniadi II-IV, T: 3-2/6, Temp: 58F, H: 69%
Colongitude: 143.7°
Phase: 312.6°
Lunation: 19.31 days
Illumination: 83.8%

20140219
Eyepiece sketch on black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte crayon, white charcoal pencil, black Derwent charcoal pencil, black woodless oil pencil, blending stump.

2014 02 18, 18-day-old Moon

•June 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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2014 02 18, 0435-0740 UT (-6) 18.29-day-old Moon
Erika Rix
102mm f/9.8 refractor, LXD75, 13% T filter, 20mm, 50x
S: Antoniadi II, T: 1-3/6, Temp: 40F, H: 36%
Colongitude: 131.4°
Phase: 324.3°
Lunation: 18.29 days
Illumination: 90.6%

20140218
Eyepiece sketch on black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte crayon, white charcoal pencil, black Derwent charcoal pencil, black woodless oil pencil, blending stump.

2014 02 17, 17.24-day-old Moon

•June 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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2014 02 17, 0330-0600 UT (-6) 17.24-day-old Moon
Erika Rix
102mm f/9.8 refractor, LXD75, 13% T filter, 20mm, 50x
S: Antoniadi I, T: 2/6, Temp: 59F, H: 69%
Colongitude: 118.7°
Phase: 336.2°
Lunation: 17.24 days
Illumination: 95.7%

20140217
Eyepiece sketch on black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte crayon, white charcoal pencil, black Derwent charcoal pencil, black woodless oil pencil, blending stump.

2014 02 16, 16.24-day-old Moon

•June 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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2014 02 16, 0330-0630 UT (-6) 16.24-day-old Moon
Erika Rix
102mm f/9.8 refractor, LXD75, 13% T filter, 20mm, 50x
S: Antoniadi II, T: 2/6, Temp: 50F, H: 44%
Colongitude: 106.5°
Phase: 347.3°
Lunation: 16.24 days
Illumination: 98.8%

20140216
Eyepiece sketch on black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte crayon, white charcoal pencil, black Derwent charcoal pencil, black woodless oil pencil, blending stump.

2014 02 15, 15-day-old Moon

•June 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment

If the orientation looks a bit strange, it’s because I’m using a refractor with the eyepiece holder turned to the side to prevent neck strain. South is shown to the left, east is to the top.

2014 02 15, 0430-0630 UT (-6) 15.29-day-old Moon
Erika Rix
102mm f/9.8 refractor, LXD75, 13% T filter, 20mm, 50x
S: Antoniadi II, T: 1-2/6, Temp: 39F, H: 28%
Colongitude: 94.9°
Phase: 357.9°
Lunation: 15.29 days
Illumination: 100%

20140215
Eyepiece sketch on black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte crayon, white charcoal pencil, black Derwent charcoal pencil, black woodless oil pencil, blending stump.

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2014 02 14, 14-day Moon

•June 2, 2014 • Leave a Comment

2014 02 14, 0120-0530 UT (-6) 14.16-day-old Moon
Erika Rix
102mm f/9.8 refractor, LXD75, 13% T filter, 20mm, 50x
S: Antoniadi II-III, T: 5-4/6, Temp: 39F, H: 38%
Colongitude: 81.2°
Phase: 10.3°
Lunation: 14.16 days
Illumination: 99.2%

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Eyepiece sketch on black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte crayon, white charcoal pencil, black Derwent charcoal pencil, black woodless oil pencil, blending stump.

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May 2014 issue – Sidereal Times

•May 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment

It’s been a great pleasure to serve as the Sidereal Times editor during the past two years. Thank you for allowing me to share your articles and photos with our membership. It brings us closer together as group by helping each other progress as amateur astronomers and sparking friendships along the way.

I’m excited to announce that Joyce Lynch, former AAS President and Outreach Chair, will be taking over as your new Sidereal Times editor. This will be my final issue and I would like to thank Joyce for, once again, stepping forward to provide her services for the benefit of the club!

The May 2014 issue of Sidereal Times for the Austin Astronomical Society is available for download.

Sidereal Times – May 2014
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Club news and events, note from the editor, outreach opportunities and reports, AL awards, May observing targets, image of the month, Mars Globe app review, Dobsonian Rack, NASA’s Space Place, Celebrating the 75th anniversary of McDonald’s Observatory, members’ gallery and CTSP photos, and contact info.

Please contact me if you’re interested in joining the club or wish for more information! It’s a very active club and has a great outreach program.

April 2014 issue – Sidereal Times

•May 29, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I’ve been lax posting the monthly issues of Sidereal Times. Here is the April information.

The April 2014 issue of Sidereal Times for the Austin Astronomical Society is now available for download.

Sidereal Times – Arpil 2014
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Club news and events, outreach opportunities and reports, April observing targets, image of the month, Jupiter Simulator app review, The Moon Through the Lick Telescope, a report on James Lick and his observatory, NASA’s Space Place, members’ gallery and meeting photos, contact info and a ballot form for April’s officer elections.

Please contact me if you’re interested in joining the club or wish for more information! It’s a very active club and has a great outreach program.