The weather was bad in the morning, so i could not observe the crescent before sunrise. Most clouds disappeared later, and observation of the crescent with the imaging system was easy around noon. I also tried to see it visually with the telescope, but the weather was not good enough, despite the large elongation.
The crescent was imaged through clouds around noon using the specialized software. This processing mode retains the overall structure of the image.
This processing mode shows faint structures despite clouds and stuff but visual beauty really suffers.
This processing mode is usually a good compromise for most situations.
Conditions were bad on the evening of 16. Oktober, with layers of clouds approaching from the west. I arrived at the observing site only 20 minutes before sunset and rushed to setup the imaging system. Despite the clouds, the imaging system quickly showed the crescent, which was visible for only 6 minutes, befor it vanished in the clouds. I tried to see it visually through 12x50 binoculars but did not succeed.
Lots of clouds near the horizon, with the crescent located low above the treeline on the left.
The imaging system showed the crescent through the clouds for about 6 minutes, but i could not see it visually.