Oct 11 2009

Stereo images of the moon and a black hole

Published by at 12:47 pm under astronomy

These are two images of the Cabeus crater at the south pole of the moon taken by the 200” inch telescope from Mt. Palomar on Oct 9, 2009 at the time of the LCROSS moon landing. Click Here to See them They were taken 12 minutes apart. The slight movement of the moon (libration) during this time is evident in the raw video

I took the first and last frames of the video, and put them together above to show a stereoscopic effect. If you cross your eyes so that you create a third overlapping image in the center (“wall-eyed” viewing) you should be able to see a depth to the craters.

And here is another attempt to do a stereo image of a Black Hole.


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