In the December issue of S&T Alan MacRobert wrote a small piece on a "record-thin Moon" (page 52, bottom center). Earlier this afternoon, my previously made calendar reminder popped up reminding me of said event. Around 17:00 hours I made my way over to a local church which has an unobstructed view to the west (save the White Tank mountains about 15+ miles away). I set up the "Fredericksen 5" a 5" f5 refractor (which belonged to David Fredericksen) on a Super Polaris mount, with a Canon DSLR hanging off the back (IR filter removed). At exactly 18:00 hours I picked up the Moon in the Bino's and acquired it in the scope seconds later. If I calculated correctly, the moon should have been 13 hours 52 minutes old at that moment. 7 minutes later it set behind the White Tanks. Moonset was about 18:18 or so. Here is a link to a couple of the images; https://picasaweb.google.com/JimmyRay.AstroPix/RecordThinMoon# Look Close it's there (click on image to enlarge). One thing I realized after the fact was, I had been so caught up locating, imaging and watching it in the eyepiece that I didn't think to make a solid attempt to see it naked eye! Not that it was possible but the realization dawned on me as I sat out there drinking in the twilight. Oh well, maybe next time. Thank you, Jimmy Ray -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.