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19 years 5 months ago #7274 by ayiomamitis
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Dear Friends,

I came close to missing my two-day window in completing a longterm project due to the weather but all is well that ends well. To this end, I kindly direct you to www.perseus.gr/Astro-Lunar-Scenes-Apo-Perigee.htm .

Had the weather not cooperated, not only would this have meant an end to the current effort but next year is out of the question due to the maximum perigee moon occurring a few hours before new moon.

Best wishes to all for the new year!

Anthony.

Anthony Ayiomamitis
Athens, Greece
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19 years 5 months ago #7284 by michaeloconnell
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Very nice Anthony! It's interesting to see such a significant difference in apparent size.

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19 years 5 months ago #7289 by Seanie_Morris
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Well done Anthony, and you just made it because of the weather - very lucky!

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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19 years 5 months ago #7298 by dave_lillis
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Excellent imaging Anthony!
Thats another one for Sky and Telescope !
I thought that the moon looked a little small during thr week :wink:

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but what a way to go. :)
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19 years 5 months ago #7300 by ayiomamitis
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Very nice Anthony! It's interesting to see such a significant difference in apparent size.


Hi Michael,

I did some number crunching during the summer and I was getting something of the order of 14%. However, it is something else when you see the actual results and I was very pleasantly surprised.

Anthony.

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19 years 5 months ago #7301 by ayiomamitis
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Well done Anthony, and you just made it because of the weather - very lucky!

Seanie.


Seanie,

My hair stands on end when I think of how close I came to losing this project due to the weather. I had an indication of possible problems during all of December, for ten-day forecasts consistenly indicated clouds and rain. It was only 3-4 days prior to my window of opportunity that things started to show some hope ... and I was delighted when the first part of the window came and the transparency was exceptional. The irony is that the weather fell apart only a few hours thereafter and we are now back clouds and rain.

The next key date is January 2/2005 for another project. Otherwise, I am toast with this longterm project as well.

Astrophotography can be so much fun. :D

Anthony.

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