On the Possibility of Obtaining Geodetic Connections between two Distant Points on the Earth's Surface by Lunar Photography.
OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS MAPPING AND CHARTING RESEARCH LAB
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The use of lunar photography to obtain geodetic connections on the earths surface has great advantages over the occultation and solar eclipse methods. The success of this method depends upon the accuracy with which a point on the moons surface can be measured relative to the background of stars. The observational problem is a difficult one, but experiments now being carried out at the U. S. Naval Observatory should indicate whether the method of lunar photography is feasible for geodetic purposes. Author