LUNAR COORDINATES AND THEIR DETERMINATION.
Interim scientific rept.,
MANCHESTER UNIV (ENGLAND) DEPT OF ASTRONOMY
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The methods of determining the apparent lunar coordinates of a point of the surface of the Moon from a photographic plate are derived from first principles. The theory of the determination of relative heights of features on the lunar surface is rigorously formulated, together with the necessary formulae to account for the effects of solar limb darkening. A more general theory applicable to the case of photographs taken from a space-craft is also derived. A comprehensive account of the rotation of the Moon and optical librations is given. Author