UPDATE: Call for Lunar Eclipse Observing Reports

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Well, the “Great American Lunar Eclipse of 2019″ is now history, so now it’s time to complete those observation reports and get them and your images to the ALPO Eclipse Section so a proper compilation report can be prepared and published in The Strolling Astronomer.
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The lunar eclipse image included here was taken by Art Morrison in Lawrenceville (a northeast Atlanta suburb), Georgia, at 12:12 a.m., January 21, 2019. This is a composite of two images edited in Adobe Photoshop; the first image exposure was 1/2 second at F/4, ISO 1600, while the second image exposure was 15 seconds. No equipment or other data provided. Art is a member of the Charlie Elliott chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club.
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Note that there are now reports of a meteoritic impact on the Moon during the eclipse. Here’s one online location for more details:
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Astronomy/comments/ai6mls/possible_meteor_impact_on_moon_during_the_eclipse/?utm_source=reddit-android

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If you haven’t already done so, download observation forms from the ALPO website as described below:
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1. Go to www.alpo-astronomy.org, then click on ALPO Section Galleries near the top-right corner of the page in the right sidebar.
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2. Click on Publications Section, then Observing Sections Publications, then Lunar Eclipse Observing Forms.
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3. Click on the desired form, then right-click on the blue prompt in the header to download the form to your computer.
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4. Repeat this to download all three forms.

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Images should be accompanied by as much of the following data as possible for those who wish to use your information as a guide:

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* Subject

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* Name of individual

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* Exact location (using GPS coordinates, if available)

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* Date and time of exposure in Universal Time

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* Equipment details including telescope brand, type and size, mount brand, eyepiece brand and focal length, camera or electronic imager brand & details, filter details.

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* Atmospheric seeing (steadiness) conditions using the following rating system: 1 – Very poor images, impossible to see details or to sketch; 2-3 – Almost continuous distortion with occasional brief good moments; 4-6 – More continuous distortions with short intervals of good seeing; 7-8 – Intervals of perfect seeing with fine scale distortions between; 9-10 – Perfect seeing with steady images at high magnification.

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* Atmospheric transparency (opacity) conditions using the magnitude of the faintest star visible near the Moon when allowing for daylight and twilight.

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* Miscellaneous comments pertinent to the image.

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Please send your reports and images to our acting assistant Eclipse Section coordinator as soon as possible:

Keith Spring
2173 John Hart Circle
Orange Park, FL 32073

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E-mail — star.man13@hotmail.com

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