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Moon dog or is it sundog?

in Observers Corner Only Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:04 pm
by revandBellman • 5.109 Posts

Last night we saw a sun dog, but it was being caused by the sunlight being bounced off the moon onto a cloud. Never seen one of these beforee. Does it still classify as a sundog even if the sun is set?

NEQ6 mount, C6 telescope with skywatcher guide scope for moving around with Starlight SXVR H9 main camera and SX auto guider.
Celestron C9.25 and WOZ 72 in dome with atik 460 camera and a Co-star for guiding with alpy for spectroscopy.
MCT5 with SE mount and SXVR MX 916 camera and star analyser for spectroscopy
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RE: Moon dog or is it sundog?

in Observers Corner Only Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:11 pm
by Dave • 3.218 Posts

I have a pic of the sun dog, will upload into the "weather" section in the gallery.


Celestron 9.25" SCT - Celestron 6" SCT (*2) - Williams Optics ZS70 - Williams Optics ZS66 - Coronado PST
NEQ6 Pro Mount - CG5-GT - Celestron Nexstar SE - Skywatcher All-View Mount
Atik 460 EX CCD -Atik 314L CCD - Atik Titan CCD - Atik OAG - Atik EFW2 - Canon 350D
Lumenera 120M cam. Microsoft Lifecam HD - SPC900NC - Various filters and stuff.
U816 Quadcopter (THE BEAST!)
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