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Earthshine blog

"Earthshine blog"

A blog about a telescopic system at the Mauna Loa Observatory on Hawaii to determine terrestrial albedo by earthshine observations. Feasible thanks to sheer determination.

Photos from the site

Showcase images and animations Posted on Oct 31, 2011 03:12PM

Some photos of the MLO site taken by Henriette:
http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/27975715/1/Earthshine?h=425dae



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Observing log Posted on Oct 31, 2011 06:12AM

Observing Moon. Temperature in the 7-5 degrees C range (falling). Shutter sticking now and then. Weather very similar to previous days – clouds and rain into the late afternoon and then just at sunset the skies clear.

Dome ‘nudge’ working well and Dome Match also, although some work is needed on the table of pointings.

Halo around the Moon.