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Ada Coda
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Earthshine simulator: Idealized images of the Moon

Post by Ada Coda » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:04 am

Earthshine simulator: Idealized images of the Moon

Abstract: Terrestrial albedo can be determined from observations of the relative intensity of earthshine. Images of the Moon at different lunar phases can be analyzed to derive the semi-hemispheric mean albedo of the Earth, and an important tool for doing this is simulations of the appearance of the Moon for any time. This software produces idealized images of the Moon for arbitrary times. It takes into account the libration of the Moon and the distances between Sun, Moon and the Earth, as well as the relevant geometry. The images of the Moon are produced as FITS files. User input includes setting the Julian Day of the simulation. Defaults for image size and field of view are set to produce approximately 1x1 degree images with the Moon in the middle from an observatory on Earth, currently set to Mauna Loa.

Credit: Thejll, Peter; Gleisner, Hans

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Bibcode: 2016ascl.soft12010T

ID: ascl:1612.010
Last edited by Ada Coda on Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Updated code entry.

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