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The Moon
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The Moon

February 28, 2005
The Moon

Our own familiar Moon, seen by the Kitt Peak Burrell Schmidt telescope on July 21st, 1994. Normally too bright for digital CCD imaging, the moon was tamed by a combination of a very narrow band filter intended for looking at the hydrogen beta emission line in galaxies and nebulae, and the rather poor weather on the night in question. We also have a more recent Moon image, superimposed on a background of stars, and an amusing collage with the Andromeda galaxy.