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Observation by MARC TRYPSTEEN: ATMOSPHERIC OPTICS - LUNAR CORONA

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MARC TRYPSTEEN

Observer

MARC TRYPSTEEN

Observed

2017 Mar 07 - 23:02

Uploaded

2017 Apr 12 - 10:58

Objects

The Moon

Equipment
  • NIKON COOLPIX B700
Exposure

ISO 1600, f/3.8, 1s exposure time

Target name

LUNAR CORONA

Title

ATMOSPHERIC OPTICS - LUNAR CORONA

About this image

In the night of 7th to 8th March 2017 the waxing moon (80%) encountered Altocumulus clouds, type Undulatus. As a result a nice colourful lunar corona was visible for (only) three minutes. Three red rings were visible (R1,R2,R3). A Mie theory based model was used to calculate the mean droplet/ice crystal particle diameter.

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