sketched at the eyepiece by Steve Berte.
Lunar Lunatic Rules:
1- You must be a member in good standing of the TriState
Astronomers (personal guests are of course welcome to accompany
you to TSA Lunar observing events).
2- You must observe all the items in the Lunar 100 list and
time and date on which you observed them.
3- Any observing sheet or format you choose is fine. There are
to several sheets in my previous email. I have an Excel
spreadsheet I can also distribute to anyone who wants it.
4- There is no time limit on completing the list.
5- Turn in your observing record to the Program Coordinator in
to receive a TSA Lunar 100 Observer Certificate.
1- I strongly recommend you also record the seeing conditions
and your personal notes of your observations. Additionally, you
may want to annotate items you wish to return to at a later date
conditions may not enable you to observe all the detail you'd
hoped to on a given night. It would be convenient if you have a
easily find items you want to return to in future months to
2- TSA will sponsor Lunar Observing sessions so stay tuned for
The club will
start by conducting lunar observations based on Charles
Wood's "Lunar 100" list. Note that the list is ordered by
difficulty, so 1 is a piece of cake, and 100 is quite a
Wood built his list to expose observers to virtually every type
feature on the
surface of the moon (e.g., craters, mountains, rilles,
domes, mare, etc.) See this link for the list:
Chuck Wood writes the monthly lunar observing article for
Telescope. Here's a link to an article he wrote for S&T
Here's a link to a PDF that is an observing log including the
lunation days to see each object.
A list of
Lunar Resources for your reference.
Download Observing Log