December 13, 2020

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Colorful Lavas

Originally published May 26, 2011 LPOD-May26-11.jpg
image by Francisco José Fernández Gómez, Spain

What if our eyes were much more sensitive to very faint colors? When we observed we would clearly see the differences in titanium content in mare lavas and we could investigate blue or white spots in the highlands, such as near Abulfeda. And imagine how Jupiter and Saturn would appear! Maybe we should get medical researchers to figure out how to enhance our color vision, although ordinary Earth scenes might be unbearably garish.

Chuck Wood

Technical Details
Telescope: LX90 - Meade 2000 X F = 0.63 D = 203 mm. Camera: Canon 350 D

Related Links
Francisco's website

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