n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Photographing the moon's parallax

Volume 64, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... february 2005 9 Photographing the Moon's parallax Barbara Cunow Dept Mathematical Sciences, UNISA, PO Box 392, Pretoria 0003, South Africa cunowbhl@unisa.ac.za We all know that the Moon shows a parallax, and that the position of the Moon relative to the star background depends on the observer's location on the Earth's surface. But it is dif- fi cult to photograph the lunar parallax, because the Moon is so bright. During a total lunar eclipse, however, the period of totality can be used to document the lunar parallax, because the totally eclipsed Moon is faint enough to allow taking pictures which ..

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