Monday, March 21, 2011

Cerco lens does Perigee Moon UV-VIS-IR

Well on March 19th, the moon was at its Perigee, closest to earth until 2029 and very bright, so I took a few shots using that CERCO 94mm lens here on my BLOG .

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UV image:

VIS image:

IR image:

And after some multispectral processing using the images of above, one gets that "false color" image:

NASA and other agencies are using these types of false color images to display results of their satellite imaging.

Some better processing even gives it a more 3D appearance:

Here now a simulation, how an UV-Moon would look like as seen from Earth (Weinheim Castle "Windeck"):

Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site