Lunar Parallax Demonstration Project
3D Stereo Image of the Moon #1
This result wasn't too successful. Despite the two excellent images from Johannes Schedler and
Paul Hyndman, the difference between the to images is, in my opinion, too slight to
permit a dramatic stereo view of the Moon. However, if you want to try to see the Moon
in 3D, here are the two images presented for you to have a go. Cross-eyes works best
if you can manage it (some people can experience headaches and nausea when attempting
to combine images like this - please don't attempt it if you feel any of these symptoms).
3D Stereo Image of the Moon #2
This result was noticed and reported to me by Michael Howell from the
Digital_astro Yahoo Group. Taking the narrow field inter-continental dual moon image,
rotating it so that the moon images are horizontal and resizing the image provides
a further possibility to view a 3D Moon.
For me, I find that I can view this image from quite a distance (60cm) and combine
the moons quite easily. Once combined, if you hold your hands flat to your cheeks
and then move them 10 to 15cm forward so that each hand hides one of the side moon images
you should be able to see a 3D Moon hovering in a star-field without the two component
My thanks go to Michael for pointing this out.
3D Stereo Image of the Moon #3
Dale Ireland from Silverdale WA provided the following interpretation of the pair
of images used in Stereo Image #1 above. Dale converted them to an anaglyph
which requires the use of coloured glasses to interpret properly.
Using a red filter on the left eye and
a blue filter on the right eye the Moon can be seen as a 3D globe projecting out of the