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Pictures of the Moon

On May 30 we took a series of pictures of the Moon with our wide-field CCD camera on our 20-inch telescope. Below is the image we produced.

The field of view on the camera is roughly a quarter degree across so it took only five frames to cover the first quarter Moon. This camera is being used primarily to monitor the brightness of supernova impostors in distant galaxies as part of a project sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).