40 year old restored C14 with recirculating cooling w/Skywatcher DOB GOTO Conversion (CPC14)
Synscan DOB mounted Sky-Watcher Evostar 150mm/1200mm ED Refractor
"Rescued" Craig's List Orion 120mm/1000mm Refractor
Keith, if you were able to see the rille in the Alpine Valley, that's quite an accomplishment, IMO.Originally Posted by Keith LawsonStarting to have some fun with the scope. Seeing was good enough (darn high clouds) to allow me to see the central rille in the Alpine Valley on the moon. I was also able to see minor craterletts scattered across the floor of the crater Archimedes before the high clouds ended my observing session. The three primary craterletts were also well seen.
If the seeing is good enough I will do some critical ronchi and star testing. According to "netblue" the seeing should be decent.
Will go for some of my other favorite lunar targets tonight (Plato crater counting, PI Kies lunar dome pit, etc.). Hopfully I will have less high clouds than last night.
Hi Darian,Originally Posted by Darian Rachal
Keith, if you were able to see the rille in the Alpine Valley, that's quite an accomplishment, IMO.