Super-Moon and Mini-Moon, August 2014 and January 2015

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A Super-Moon is a Full Moon at perigee (maximum apparent diameter), while a Mini-Moon is a Full Moon at apogee (minimum apparent diameter). Apogee and perigee happen every lunar month, but they rarely coincide with the Full Moon, so that the full disk make the comparison more clear. Here are two dates when the Super- and Mini-Moons happened. The images were taken with exactly the same setup so that so digital rescaling has been performed in the comparison.

Technical Data
Optics Pentax 75 apo refractor
Focal Length
500 mm
Focal Ratio f/6.7
Exposure Time single exp of 1/400 s
CCD Canon EOS 60D
Location Tradate (VA, Italy) at 305 m height
10 August 2014 and 5 January 2015
Mount fixed tripod
Tracking none
Temperature and humidity -
Sky brightness at zenith (with SQM-L) -
Notes -

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