May 27, 2010

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Do It Yourself LPOD

image by Michael Theusner and Michael Hunnekuhl, Hannover, Germany

After all the spacecraft altimetry images it is nice to see some old fashioned telescopic stereo. But I have a bad eye and can't see stereo, so have some questions about this image that I hope some of you ably sighted folks with red-blue glasses might say something about in the Comments section. First, are stereo images like this interesting, and do they work? Second, is there a difference in the stereo effect from the high Sun side (left) compared to areas closer to the terminator? Third, does the Schiller-Zucchius Basin have a depressed inner area? Fourth, do the pink bands - which were made more pronounced when I made the image 50% smaller than the original - make the entire surface look wavy? Finally, are there any other topographic observations to share? Thanks!

Chuck Wood
Note The LPOD image is 50% - here is full res if anyone wants to comment on any difference in 3-D effect dependent on scale.

Technical Details
01/26/2010 20:30 – 23:00 MEZ. Lichtenknecker Fraunhofer Refraktor 3000 / 200 + Astro-Physics Barlow lens + DMK 31AF03.AS + green filter. Data processing: AVI Stack, Fitswork and Photoshop. The two Michaels recorded two moon mosaics with a time delay of approximately 2 hours and combined them into this 3D photo. The first mosaic is part of a complete color enhanced Moon mosaic.

Related Links
Rükl plate 72 (and others)

Yesterday's LPOD: The Red-Blue Streak

Tomorrow's LPOD: Fernando's First Mosaic Ever


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