Wednesday, April 15, 2009

First Quarter Mosaic by Peter Lawrence

Spectacular Mosaic of First Quarter Moon (Detail of Descartes
Formation central Lunar Highlands seen above - Can you spot
the Landing Site of Apollo 16?) Full Image Here.

The capabilities of so-called "amateur" telescope operators these days continues to fascinate me. Interestingly, the invention of the Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) at the heart of all video and still digital cameras is a direct spin off of Color-TV cameras used to show live Moonwalks forty years ago.

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