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moon510413dayr.jpg
Day13439 viewsDate:5/1/04
Telescope: 16” Meade Dob f4.5 @ f5.3
Mount: Dob
Camera:Nikon D100
Exposure:
Location: Escondido Ca (my driveway in Hidden Meadows)
55555
(11 votes)
moon50904day21a.jpg
Day20446 viewsDate:5/9/04
Telescope: 16” Meade Dob f4.5 @ f5.3
Mount: Dob
Camera:Nikon D100
Exposure:
Location: Escondido Ca (my driveway in Hidden Meadows)
55555
(11 votes)
Moonmay11apr28sm.jpg
Moon showing Libration473 viewsPictures taken 13.5 days apart showing libration (in both dirctions) and a change in size.
The Moon’s rotation period is equal to the time for the Moon to orbit around the Earth one time, thus it always has the same side facing the Earth. There are however three major sources of Lunar Libration that allow us to see more of the Moon.
1. East- West Libration-The Moon has an elliptical orbit about the Earth, when the moon is closer to the Earth it speeds up and when it is farther away it slows down. This allows us to see a bit farther in the east-west direction.
2. North-South Libration-The Moon's orbit is tilted to the ecliptic plane and to the Earth's equator. This allows us to see a bit more in the north-south direction as the orientation changes.
3. Slight East-West-North-South Libration- The location on the Earth that the Moon is being observed from causes a slight shift in what part of the Moon is visible. If you are at the poles you get a little help in the North –South direction and if look at the Moon in the Evening vs. the morning you see a bit more in the East-West direction.
44444
(13 votes)
moon5080419daynew.jpg
Day19424 viewsDate:5/8/04
Telescope: 16” Meade Dob f4.5 @ f5.3
Mount: Dob
Camera:Nikon D100
Exposure:
Location: Escondido Ca (my driveway in Hidden Meadows)
44444
(14 votes)
moonday442204.jpg
Day04527 viewsDate:4/22/04 20:00 PDT
Telescope: 12"lx200 f10 @f6.3
Mount:lx200
Camera:Nikon D100
Exposure:
Location: Escondido Ca (my driveway in Hidden Meadows)
33333
(23 votes)
moon51504day26n.jpg
Day26413 viewsDate:5/15/04
Telescope: 12"lx 200 f10
Mount: Lx200
Camera:Nikon D100
Exposure:
Location: Escondido Ca (my driveway in Hidden Meadows)
33333
(11 votes)
moonday342104.jpg
Day03817 viewsDate:4/21/04
Telescope: 12" F10 Lx200 @f7
Mount: Lx 200
Camera:Nikon D100
Exposure:
Location: Escondido Ca (my driveway in Hidden Meadows)
33333
(12 votes)
plato0086larg.jpg
Plato-crater wide field396 viewsA bit windy and just almost at sunrise but the seeing was very steady.
The seeing was not as good the day before but the craterlets where easier to see
Telescope: 12” Meade SCT f10 @ f10+
Mount: LX 200
Camera: Phillips 840 Web Cam
Exposure:
Location: Escondido Ca (my driveway in Hidden Meadows)
Date:6am 9/06/04
33333
(12 votes)
moonday242004.jpg
Day02562 viewsDate:4/20/04
Telescope: 12" Lx200 F7
Mount: Lx200
Camera:Nikon D100
Exposure:
Location: Escondido Ca (my driveway in Hidden Meadows)
38.5 Hours after New Moon
33333
(24 votes)
moon427049days.jpg
Day09449 viewsDate:4/27/04
Telescope: 16” Meade Dob f4.5 @ f5.3
Mount: Dob
Camera:Nikon D100
Exposure:
Location: Escondido Ca (my driveway in Hidden Meadows)
33333
(20 votes)
moon4290411daya.jpg
Day11529 viewsMoon 4/29/04
11 Days after New Moon
In Color
Nikon D100
33333
(25 votes)
moon530415dayws.jpg
Day15334 viewsDate:5/3/04
Telescope: 16” Meade Dob f4.5 @ f5.3
Mount: Dob
Camera:Nikon D100
Exposure:
Location: Escondido Ca (my driveway in Hidden Meadows)
33333
(10 votes)
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