December 7, 2006

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Which Way is Up?

image by Mario Weigand, Offenbach am Main, Germany. Left, Moon as seen in almost no telescope, with north up and east to right. Center, the classic south up view of Newtonian’s. Right, the totally screwed up view with a diagonal added to the light path of a Cassegrain or a refractor.

Chuck Wood

Technical Details:
17 October 2005. Celestron C11 + Baader FFC + DMK 21 BF04 FireWire camera + color information from Canon EOS 300D. Here is the beautiful full resolution image.
Related Links
Mario’s website

Yesterday's LPOD: A Young, Deep Maria

Tomorrow's LPOD: Draped Mountains


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