posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 12:21 PM
I've determined the location of the "tower."
Taking screenshots of the video, I pieced together a mosaic so I could see a larger area, allowing me to look for more landmarks. Then, with the
knowledge of the telescope, eyepiece, Barlow lens, and zoom level of the camera used, I determined the field of view of the video was about 0.03°
across. I then pulled up my copy of Starry Night Pro, set the time, date and location close to where the video was shot, and looked at the moon. I
quickly found the location, as illustrated in the animation below. The first frame is mosaic I stitched together. The next frame is the same area as
viewed in my software. The final frame is the whole surrounding area, including the areas outside the screenshots. As you can see, the features line
Click on any of these images to see a larger version.
Knowing the telescope mirrors things horizontal and vertically, I then flipped the image so it would appear in the correct orientation as viewed with
the naked eye:
Pulling back to look at the whole moon, I then highlight the location of the tower:
I wanted to post this so others could look at the topography of the area.