n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Photographing the moon's parallax
|Article Title||Photographing the moon's parallax|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Feb 2005|
|Pages||9 - 10|
Extracted from text ... february 2005 9 Photographing the Moon's parallax Barbara Cunow Dept Mathematical Sciences, UNISA, PO Box 392, Pretoria 0003, South Africa firstname.lastname@example.org 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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