Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:42:26 -0500
To: franridge@nicap.org
From: francis ridge <franridge@nicap.org>
Subject: Scannable text for doc run, scandate 20130913


The Lunascan Project - MOONWATCH - Team Report
September 13, 2013
TARGETS:
 E Hemisphere
RSM (Routine Scanning Mission)

Lighted objects mountain tops? The one west of Eratosthenes is on the rim
 of mighty Copernicus.

Updated 20150324

1. EPHEMERIS
Observatory:    +3734' +8732' Tz: -4h00m
Date:   2013-09-13 19:20:48
Date (TT):      2013-09-13 23:21:56
(J2000) Right Ascension:         18h34m03.77s
(J2000) Declination:    -1936'40.8"
(Date) Right Ascension:  18h34m53.53s
(Date) Declination:     -1935'50.9"
Distance:       365471Km
Apparent diameter:      32.70'
Colongitude:    18.5
Phase:  73.0
Lunation:       8.49 days
Illumination:   64.6%
Sub-solar latitude:     -1.2
Libration in Latitude:  -0454'
Libration in Longitude: -0116'
Position angle: -2.6
Azimuth +15512'
Altitude        +2855'
Rise:    15h45m
Transit:         20h55m
Set:      1h04m
Rise azimuth:   +11422'
Transit Altitude:       +33
Set azimuth:    +24455'

2. PRELIMINARY DATA 20130917
Quad and VHS1 data recorder running at 19-20-47 QT.
EOM at 21h19m37s Quad (9:19:37 PM) = 1:58:43 el
Cam 4 on target at 19-22-08 QT.
Time fix at 19-27-49 QT = 0h30m CUT.
QS and DVR1 recorder running at 19-21-00 QT.
Time fix at 19-26-49 QT = 0h29m CUT.
Cam 3 and VHS2 running with good WWV
CabCam and VHS3 recorder running with good WWV. Not inventoried this date.
Cam 4 and DVR2 running with good WWV.
Prelim analysis (approx 18h50m QT) to ascertain preliminary image of lights near serpentine ridge (See Routine Scanning Report 20130913-1)
Note: During this routine check of Quad data at 20h40m QT WWV freq was lost and changed from 15 MHZ to 10 MHZ.
Report 20130917-1 was drafted. Targets mentioned near serpentine ridge identified as small mountains, with no official names. Mons Undest was the original unofficial name given to the primary target which was deemed invalid by the IAU. The ridge was identified as Dorsa Stille.
<http://www.astrosurf.com/lunascan/sessions/20130913/20130913report1.htm>http://www.astrosurf.com/lunascan/sessions/20130913/20130913report1.htm

3. ANALYSIS
<http://www.astrosurf.com/lunascan/sessions/20130913/>http://www.astrosurf.com/lunascan/sessions/20130913/
Good images
01m44s elapsed target acq / no WWV
03m38s WWV
0h27m CUT = elapsed 04m30s=19:24:50 Quad
Good tycho rays
06m38s tycho / capture 008
11m33s alphonsus / cap009
13m01s Eratosthenes / cap010
18m13s appenines / cap011
sharp limb
Cap 012  eratos & above at 31m52s elapsed
Cap 013 appenines excellent!
Cap 014 edge of Copernicus
Cap 015 repl 14 @ 1:04:38 el
LOI 5 mins 1:12:24 to 1:17:29 el
Cap 016 shadows possible in copernicus edge @ 1:36:31 el
Cap 17 coper edge 1:36:31 el
Cap 18 rays 1:44;36
Cap 19 at 1;55:15 el attempt at better interior shadows in cop, but image was too right
EOM at 21h19m37s Quad (9:19:37 PM) = 1:58:43 el

Conclusions/Comments:

Excellent live images for almost 2 hours with great WWV time dubbing throughout. No anomalies or fast walkers observed.



4. EQUIPMENT MODE LEVEL

VHS1/QUAD

DVR2/SSI CAM

DVR1/QUAD SELECT

VHS3/CABCAMREC

SKYCAM DATA
Not used.

DATA MOON:
Ephemeris for date/time attached.

CREW COMPLIMENT:
Fran Ridge

EQUIPMENT
RECORDERS
VHS1 on LIMA 2 (Quad)
VHS2 on LIMA 2 (VMA/SkyCam IR [B Cam] on Quad Cam 3 position)
VHS3 on LIMA 2 (CabCam, CL-34S-2T 60’ IR, color, Quad Camera 2 position)
DVR1 on LIMA 2 (Q Sel)
DVR2 on LIMA 1 [default] (SSI Camera, Quad Cam 4 position)

QUAD CAMERA POSITIONS:
All camera outputs to Quad SAMSUNG SCQ-041P
Camera 1    mini finders (SC-NVA5’s), A (wide angle) & B (9x50 #51611 Celestron finder w/crosshairs)
                    Y=video   R=power
Camera 2    CabCam  cam 1 (color, SC-NVA5 to Quad), cam 2 (Sony CL-34S-2T, night vision, security, to Lab via RG59)
Camera 3    LPI (not utilized), VMA graphics/T1392 E-M Datalogger/SkyCam IR (LPI / C8 (LPI not used)
Camera 4:   SSI/C-8. .

COMPUTERS:
PC1 System
Dell  Intel Pentium 4 processor
2 Gigahertz, 256 meg RAM
C Drive, 40 GB
D Drive, 111 GB
Digital to Analog Converter 2: TEP-100 Elite Pro II
Aperture video recorder DVR2
No graphics used
Feeding Quad Cam Position 4

PC2 System
Compaq Presario sr1218nx computer  (1)
Digital to Analog Converter 1; TEP-100 Elite Pro II
VIRTUAL MOON ATLAS graphics left
EM DATALOGGER T1392 right set for
( X ) MilliGauss   (  ) MicroTesla
(  ) KII on rod for CabCam pickup
Aperture video recorder VHS2
Feeding Quad Cam Position 3

CAMERAS:
Camera 1
Celestron Neximage Solar System Imager
SSI or A camera = 2032/5=400x
No Barlow or focal reducer used
delivers simrange of 600 mi and FOV of 400 miles
CCD sensor (Charge Coupled Device)
Type HAD (1/4")
OPTICS, prime focus 5 mm
Active area 3.6mm x 2.7 (4.5 mm diagonal)
Pixel size 5.6 micron, square
VGA resolution (640x480) color ¼” CCD chip
Maximum usable framerate @ 640x480
(uncompressed): 30 fps
#11 yellow written filter
Compression 1420
?-Bit on-chip A/D converter
3 MP
Sensitivity <1 lux
ACOMP Computer

Camera 2
LPI (NOT UTILIZED THIS MISSION)
LPI or B camera = 2032/6=340x
CMOS sensor by Hynix ~310kPix, (Bayer matrix), Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor Semiconductor Inc.
Meade Lunar Planetary Imager
Type HV7131E1 (1/3")
OPTICS, prime focus. 6 mm.
Active area 5.18x3.90 mm (6.5 mm diagonal)
Pixel size 8.0 micron, square
VGA resolution (640x480) color
Max usable framerate @ 640x480
(uncompressed): 36 fps
Compression 1420
8-Bit on-chip A/D converter
1.3 MP
Sensitivity <?lux
BCOMP Computer
Compaq Presario sr1218nx XP Home
2.67 GHZ processor, 760 mb RAM,
C Drive 80 GB hard drive

OPTICAL TUBE:
Celestron C-8 SCT 8” optical tube
2032 mm f/l
F10
Resolution at lunar range = 0.68 /
.81086 mi or 4281.36469 feet
(30.19' X 60 = 1811.4" /.68' resol = factor of 2663.82353
2160 miles / 2663.82353 = .81086 mi resolution)0.621 mi/km
1 m = 3.28 ‘

CONFIG:
(X)  SSI in scope back
(   ) Diagonal and (   )  binoc viewer. Extended hand control DOB Driver II

SKYCAMS:
CX480-SR40, 40’IR
GBC-400 (Not used)