January 26, 2019

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Destination Moon

Originally published November 17, 2009 LPOD-Nov17-09.jpg
image by Noel Carboni Boca Raton, FL

Just before going into lunar orbit the Virgin Galactic spacecraft does a perfect pirouette to provide the first view of the Moon, filling the porthole with familiar glory. With a great opening line like this, you can imagine the rest of the story yourself.

Chuck Wood

Technical Details
November 16, 2007 between 8:09 and 8:11 PM EST; taken with earthbound Canon EOS-40D digital camera and Meade 10" LX200 GPS telescope. Starfield added digitally from another exposure. Porthole border created in Photoshop.

Related Links
More of Noel's astrophotography

Yesterday's LPOD: Long Radials

Tomorrow's LPOD: Tough Moon


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