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Telescopic Ground Observations for Lunar Impact Flash Detection using the SPOSH camera

Margonis, Anastasios and Sohl, Frank and Flohrer, Joachim and Christou, Apostolos and Oberst, Jürgen (2012) Telescopic Ground Observations for Lunar Impact Flash Detection using the SPOSH camera. EPSC 2012, 23.-28.9.2012, Madrid, Spanien.

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Abstract

We present first results from our observations carried out on the 28th of March for the detection of impact flashes on the lunar surface. The moon was monitored for 2 hours and more than 2000 images were acquired. The observations verified the ability of our observing system to image the dark side of the Moon for im- pact flashes benefitting from the high sensitivity of our camera. Most of the images obtained during our test observations are affected by motion blur due to the strong wind present at that time. Furthermore, strong reflections by the Moon can be seen in a few images. However, features of the lunar surface illuminated by earth- shine can be clearly seen in a number of images. Furthermore, faint stars up to +9 magnitude were identified in the images.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/79819/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Telescopic Ground Observations for Lunar Impact Flash Detection using the SPOSH camera
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Margonis, AnastasiosTU BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Sohl, Frankfrank.sohl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Flohrer, Joachimjoachim.flohrer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Christou, ApostolosArmagh ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
Oberst, Jürgenjuergen.oberst (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:24 September 2012
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Meteoroideneinschläge, Mond, Teleskopbeobachtung, SPOSH-Kamera, Durchführungstest
Event Title:EPSC 2012
Event Location:Madrid, Spanien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:23.-28.9.2012
Organizer:Europlanet Research Infrastructure
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Flohrer, Joachim
Deposited On:17 Dec 2012 11:03
Last Modified:17 Dec 2012 11:03

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