posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 07:07 PM
reply to post by DenyObfuscation
You misunderstood, or I didn't explain adequately. What I meant was that the direction that the camera is pointing doesn't change. It remains pointed
in the direction of the stars. As the probe orbits, the Moon moves into and through the frame.
Like this but of course since the stars are very very distant the slight vertical movement of the camera will not show any change in the angle. Only
if the probe (and thus the camera) is rotated would the stars change position in the frame.
I don't know if the camera has zoom capability but the probe was and is currently in an elliptical orbit, it gets closer and farther from the Moon's
surface at various points. I didn't show that in the sketch. The orbit will be circularized before the science mission begins.
edit on 2/6/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)