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The Moon Spot - 28.26 August 2006 (UT)
John Drummond, New Zealand
Tonight, as I was setting up my scope, I had a quick look at the Moon and saw a very bright speck of light on its rim in its southern portion. I'm not much of a Moon man but it may be near the crater 'Scott' at a rough postion of Longitude E 31.32, Latitude S 79.41. At first I thought it was a bright star reappearing, but it kept staying there. I presume that it's a bright mountain face reflecting sunlight, but gosh it's bright! It's certainly worth a look while it's there - or perhaps try next month...
8" f4.6 - Canon 10D camera. 1/15 sec @ 800asa
16" f4.5 - eyepiece projection: 17mm ep, Casio P&S camera