Cooperation between NOMMO ASTRONOMIA (Gabon) and Freundeskreis Astronomie Wilhelmsdorp (Germany)
Libreville (Gabon) and Wilhelmsdorf (Germany) mutually share an optimal positiononing for a Moon parallax exercise. Recently, Freundeskreis Astronomie Wilhelmsdorp (FAW) and NOMMO ASTRONOMIA decided to co-operate on a low cost project for determining the Moon parallax using appropriate images of the Moon taken at the same date and same time from both locations. A full description of the project in German language by our German counterparts is given at www.sternwarte-wilhelmsdorf.de.
This long term co-operation recently led to the FAW Group, fund raising for the purchase - for NOMMO ASTRONOMIA - of a Celestron 650 NexStar 130 SLT GoTo (visible here) and associated components. A major boost for all our initiatives. " Bokaye " as we say in Gabon.
This was an additional first step towards a more ambitious plan of collaboration. And of course, Wilhelmsdorp is not the only place on Earth sharing such optimal positioning with respect to Libreville for a Moon parallax and related exercises. Your present location may be suitable too. What about using such comparative advantage to share some basic expertise and certainly more.