3 Day Moon–May 2022

3 Day Moon–May 2022

View from the observatory of the 3 Day Moon on May 3, 2022.Above~ Looking towards the northwest at the 3 Day Moon.       25 sec @ f13 ISO 400, Sigma 8mm fisheye, Nikon 610.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022~  8 – 9:30 pm.

Location~ Moosehorn Creek, NB
Sky Conditions: some haze and thin clouds. The high temp today of 18 – 19° will probably cause fog later.
Temp: 15°  41% humidity
Moonrise~ 7:31 am
Sunset: 8:32 pm
Total Darkness~ 10:34pm
Moonset~ 10:46 pm  
Age of Moon: 3d 2h 32m

3 Day Moon and more cleanup~

Round two of cleanup–vacumming up flies and so on. First mosquito of the year–had to get out Thermacell. Hopefully will get a glimpse of Mercury.

The thin crescent of the 3 Day Moon began to reveal itself more by 8:15 and by 8:30 was really starting to show. Note: By 9:30 was completely cut off by the Ob roof. I never did get a glimpse of Mercury as it was cut off by trees to the NW.

The craters Petavius and Langrenus were just spectacular in detail. Overall, the “Gang of Four” (Furnerius, Petavius, Vendelinus and Langrenus) revealed themselves quite nicely with the 10mm Ethos.

Packed it in soon after 9:30. The sky was turning a deep azure blue.


Moon at 3d 2h 32m at 73 magnification (10mm)
Petavius & Langrenus at 73 magnification
Furnerius, Petavius, Vendelinus and Langrenus at 73 magnification

Scope–ES Comet Hunter – 152mm f/4.8 731mm Maksutov-Newtonian
Mount–Celestron AVX
Eyepiece–10mm Ethos


Photo showing Decca label CD of Rachmaninov piano concerto No. 2 with Andre Previn.

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganni.
London Symphony Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Andre Previn


New Atlas of the Moon by Thierry Legault & Serge Brunier [2006]. Beautiful Firefly reference book with overlays, unfortunately out of print.

50 Things to See on the Moonby John A. Read.

Sky and Telescope’s Field Map of the Moon~Mirror image laminated fold out map. I use this all the time, handy. 

The PhotoPills App~ Exact time and age of the Lunar Cycle, sunset, twilight phase info for our gps location, etc. Great app.

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