Astronomical League Lunar 100 Observing Program

Description

This lunar observing program is currently available only to members of The Astronomical League - join HERE. The program is organised into three areas of practical observation that an individual must view features on the Moon through different modes of viewing:

  • (A) Naked-Eye Viewing - Conduct 18 general-view observations of the Moon using just your eyes.
  • (B) Binocular Viewing - Observe 46 lunar features through means of a simple set of binoculars (e.g. ~ 7 x 35 mm).
  • (C) Telescopic Viewing - Observe 36 lunar features using a telescope.

When all 100 observations are logged in, and sent off to the League, the individual will then be awarded a Certificate and an Award Pin Image of Pin. More about the terms and conditions HERE, and a printable version (PDF) of the 100 features can be found HERE.- JohnMoore2 JohnMoore2

(A) Naked-Eye Objectives

18 Objectives to view:
No.
Feature
1
Old Moon in New Moon's Arms - see Phases
2
New Moon in Old Moon's Arms - see Phases
3
Crescent Moon, Waxing - see Phases
4
Crescent Moon, Waning - see Phases
5
Man in the Moon - (Astronomical League Graphic)
6
Woman in the Moon (Astronomical League Graphic)
7
Rabbit in the Moon (Astronomical League Graphic)
8
Cow Jumping Over the Moon (Astronomical League Graphic)
9
Mare Crisium
10
Mare Fecunditatis
11
Mare Serenitatis
12
Mare Tranquillitatis
13
Mare Nectaris
14
Mare Imbrium
15
Mare Frigoris
16
Mare Nubium
17
Mare Humorum
18
Oceanus Procellarum

(B) Binocular Objectives

46 Objectives to view:
No.
Feature
19
Lunar Rays
20
Sinus Iridum
21
Sinus Medii
22
Sinus Roris
23
Palus Somni
24
Palus Epidemiarum
25
Mare Vaporum
26
Langrenus
27
Vendelinus
28
Petavius
29
Cleomedes
30
Atlas
31
Hercules
32
Endymion
33
Macrobius
34
Piccolomini
35
Theophilus
36
Cyrillus
37
Catharina
38
Posidonius
39
Fracastorius
40
Aristoteles
41
Eudoxus
42
Cassini
43
Hipparchus
44
Albategnius
45
Aristillus
46
Autolycus
47
Maurolycus
48
Plato
49
Archimedes
50
Ptolemaeus
51
Alphonsus
52
Arzachel
53
Walter
54
Maginus
55
Tycho
56
Clavius
57
Eratosthenes
58
Longomontanus
59
Copernicus
60
Bullialdus
61
Aristarchus
62
Gassendi
63
Kepler
64
Grimaldi

(C) Telescopic Objectives

36 Objectives to view:
No.
Feature
65
Sinus Aestuum
66
Lacus Mortis
67
Palus Putredinis
68
Promontorium Laplace
69
Promontorium Heraclides
70
Promontorium Agarum
71
Montes Alpes
72
Montes Apenninus
73
Mons Hadley
74
Mons Piton
75
Mons Pico
76
Rupes Altai
77
Rima Hyginus
78
Vallis Schröteri
79
Vallis Alpes
80
Rupes Recta
81
Picard
82
Furnerius
83
Petavius Wall
84
Messier and Messier A
85
Proclus
86
Fabricius
87
Plinius
88
Mitchell
89
Cassini A
90
Manilius
91
Gemma Frisius
92
Davy
93
Pitatus
94
Billy
95
Fra Mauro
96
Clavius (craterlets)
97
Hippalus
98
Herschel, J.
99
Schickard
100
Reiner Gamma

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