I tested out my modified Logitech C250 webcam + telescope combination on the half moon last night. It was uncharacteristically warm (50 F in January!) for Iowa, and a clear night so the conditions were wonderful.
Wow! My web stats showed some amazing stuff last night. A huge thanks to Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer, and Discover Magazine’s Bad Astronomy blog) and to Fraser Cain (@UniverseToday, and the Universe Today blog) for helping notify the masses of the opportunity! Apparently live video streams of objects in space are pretty desirable? If you watched, did you see the large X that was showing itself where it looked like four crater walls met and had their edges illuminated just right? I would assume that has a name, but I have no idea what it is. You can visit the Ustream channel to review the video(s) if you like.
We’ll have to do this again.