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Photographer:

Laurent Laveder

Email:

laurent.laveder@laposte.net

Location of Photo:

Quimper, Bretagne, France

Date/Time of photo:

10/07/06, 01:30 AM

Equipment:

Canon 350D digital SLR camera with a 2 x Barlow and William Optics Megrez 80 refractor (October) and Olympus Camedia 5060 + DCL-4337 + William Optics Megrez 80 refractor (January) on a tripod. 1/250 second exposure at ISO 400.

Description:

The biggest Full Moon in 2006: 33'45" (near the perigee). The Full Moon of January 2006 was the smallest: 29'40" (near the apogee). That makes a variation of 14% for the diameter and 30% for the surface! Don't miss the animationshowing the variation: http://photoastronomique.net/geant/0601-0610.html

Website:

http://www.photoastronomique.net/galerie_us.php?id=15

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