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NASA MOON PHASE AND LIBRATION SOFTWARE - SUPERB PHOTOGRAPHIC QUALITY!!


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This brilliant software gives a photographic quality reproduction of the terminator lighting when you put in the date and time.

I tested it by putting in the time and date that I last took a pic I had taken showing the Lunar X. (March 30th at 21.00).  It came up with the exact same lighting as my photo. Every shadow and detail were the same - though of course the quality of the photos in the NASA archive are rather better than my single frame efforts!!  The view was exactly what I had seen while observing. Quite astonishing.

It's the best software, by a mile, for this purposes I have ever seen.  Here's the link for it.

https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4874

With thanks to Ade Ashford who sent me the link.

One thing to mention, the images are quite large and I couldnt open the high res images on my phone - though newer phones than mine might work.  I had to use my laptop.

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That’s brilliant Paul, thanks for the link. It worked with no problem on my iPhone 11 Pro. Really good 👍👍

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9 minutes ago, Stu said:

That’s brilliant Paul, thanks for the link. It worked with no problem on my iPhone 11 Pro. Really good 👍👍

Thanks Stu, I can hardly believe it's as good as it is myself 😄.

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2 minutes ago, paulastro said:

Thanks Stu, I can hardly believe it's as good as it is myself 😄.

Indeed. It even seems to show your ‘Barker’s quadrangle’ feature, amazing.

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27 minutes ago, Knight of Clear Skies said:

Very good thanks. Did you mean there is software that can be downloaded or just the images the page generates? I can't see a software download link on the page.

It just seems to be online, nothing to download that I can see.

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Stu is quite correct,  nothing to download, just the link. When you generate an image you can just look at it, or save it if you want to keep it.

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1 hour ago, Stu said:

Indeed. It even seems to show your ‘Barker’s quadrangle’ feature, amazing.

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Many thanks Stu,  that's just like what Barkers Quadrangle looked like when I observed it!

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Simpler than LTVT, looks like better results too. Have to go and try out some lunarX or other odd shadow feature and see what happens.

Peter

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15 minutes ago, PeterW said:

Simpler than LTVT, looks like better results too. Have to go and try out some lunarX or other odd shadow feature and see what happens.

Peter

Seems to work well for Lunar X and V Peter.

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Looks like this really does deliver the goods, pity it’s not easily automated/customised.

Peter

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On 05/04/2021 at 13:44, Soligor Rob said:

Thanks for posting that Paul, I've great fun playing with times to match my own photos.

I'm delighted you're finding it useful Rob 🙂.

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