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Rapid Rotation
Feb 27, 2005
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Time and again there have been posts about the rotation of the moon during one nights travel, but no one ever seems to have a camera handy. Well, I had the luck of a clear sky last night, so I took my cheapo 3.3 megapixel with 10x optical zoom and snaped some pictures of the moon. First at 0.55 CET, second at 4.17 CET in the east of the Netherlands. Both pics were taken with a horizontaly held camera and 10x optical zoom. I took the 2 moons, the pics full pixelsize from the cameraimage, and made a composite today, and did some image prosessing to clear up the features of the moon and stuff like that. The rapid rotation can be clearly seen.