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Last December we had A Brief History of Lunar Exploration part I by Klaus Brasch

and now we have

A Brief History of Lunar Exploration part II by the same author.

Both published here with permission of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

New Moon over Flagstaff
© 2016Klaus Brasch

March 11, 2016

Klaus Brasch        

The Sun in Hydrogen Alpha
© 2015 Fred Tretta

September 24, 2015

Fred Tretta        

The Sun and Venus
© 2016 Fred Tretta

The Sun and Venus
© 2016 Fred Tretta

June 6, 2012

The recent Venus transit taken with a color camera and shot through a Lunt single and double stack. The last transit of Venus was on 5 and 6 June 2012, and was the last Venus transit of the 21st century; the prior transit took place on 8 June 2004.

Fred Tretta        

© 2016 Richard Edmonds

February, 2016

I took this image just three days past this last full moon. The contrast between fully lit lunar surface and its terminator is spectacular. The Lunar X near the crater Mutus is visible in the lower right at about the 5 O'clock position. The comedic face is visible near the edge at about 5:30. This is a stack of four images in the full APS format.

Meade 10" f/6.3 LX200/GPS

Prime focus with a Canon 60 Da, 1/80th sec, ISO 125

Four frames stacked in Registax and enhanced in Photoshop 6.0

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 11:50 PM

Contributed by . . . Richard Edmonds        

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