Thursday, October 23, 2003

New Astro Photos Posted

I've added pictures of Jupiter and the moon to my Club Photo albums site.

The first three pictures show Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter at the same scale, I think. So you can get an idea of their relative size in a telescope eyepiece. I imaged Mars the day before it's closest approach to earth back in July, so it looks big. It looks smaller now and will continue to shrink as it and the Earth move further apart.

The moon pictures are close ups shot with the web cam. I'll have to consult some moon maps to see if I can identify the craters in the photos and get some idea of how big the various ones are.

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