Apogee - Perigee

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Ayiomamitis
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Apogee - Perigee

Post by Ayiomamitis » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:39 pm

Dear Friends,

Here is a neat comparison of the apparent size of the moon during maximum apogee (Dec/2004) and minimum perigee (July/2004) recorded during very brief windows of opportunity during 2004: http://www.perseus.gr/Astro-Lunar-Scene ... erigee.htm ... my wish was to capture the apogee photo 24 hrs later (still 100% phase for the moon) so as to truly maximize the difference between apogee and perigee by a further 0.4 arc-minutes but the weather did not permit for this to happen.

Unfortunately a similar project for 2005 is not possible since the minimum perigee opportunity occurs a few hours around NEW moon.
Anthony Ayiomamitis
http://www.perseus.gr