Phase and Libration Coverage
|This plot shows the libration coverage of the processed ROLO dataset, with phase indicated by color. Although these data represent 4.6 years of the full ROLO archive, not quite 1/4 of the 18.6 year libration repeat cycle, the libration space is substantially filled. However, if phase angle is restricted to a narrow range then libration coverage is sparse.|
For an animation of a lunation cycle showing the optical librations through the phases, check out the Astronomy Picture of the day for 08 Nov. 1999.
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