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post Jul 15 2009, 03:08 PM
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While we're waiting for Those Pictures, here are a couple of shots of LCROSS from our campus observatory last night (0221, 027 UT on 15 July). 4 minute exposures tracking expected motion from the Horizons ephemeris, within 20 degrees of the southern horizon and fighting summertime haze as well as city lights. I wanted to catch it before its inclined orbit takes it too far south, after which it spends a week or so as a predawn object. The range was about 563,000 km, and the Centaur is no bigger than a CSM/LM combination, so this is a more difficult target than spotting an Apollo enroute was. (On the other hand, nobody had CCD imagers in 1969).

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What are the coordinates of the different impact sites?

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- NGC3314   LCROSS en route   Jul 15 2009, 03:08 PM
- - nprev   Sweet!!! What's your campus scop...   Jul 15 2009, 10:44 PM
|- - NGC3314   0.4m Ritchey-Chretien, using one of the big Santa ...   Jul 16 2009, 02:52 AM
- - Lewis007   An article on the "cold side bake-out" p...   Aug 10 2009, 07:25 AM
- - mps   LCROSS experienced an anomaly: http://www.nasa.gov...   Aug 25 2009, 06:43 AM
- - Zvezdichko   Oh, this is BAD! But they are optimistic that ...   Aug 25 2009, 09:46 AM
- - nprev   Wow. Is the IRU in question part of the Centaur it...   Aug 25 2009, 12:39 PM
|- - ugordan   Hmm, I thought star trackers were the de facto met...   Aug 25 2009, 01:03 PM
- - John Moore   There were some initial problems with the star tra...   Aug 25 2009, 05:00 PM
- - Lewis007   On August 17, LCROSS took additional images of the...   Aug 26 2009, 06:41 AM
|- - Marz   Here's a Spaceflight article explaining the re...   Aug 26 2009, 03:27 PM
- - Astro0   In response to the Spaceflight Now article, this r...   Aug 27 2009, 02:12 AM
- - nprev   Good info, all (thanks for the late-breaking, Astr...   Aug 27 2009, 02:21 AM
- - climber   More good news: http://www.spaceref.com/news/views...   Sep 5 2009, 05:33 PM
- - Astro0   Nice memo to the LCROSS team and well deserved. I ...   Sep 5 2009, 11:37 PM
|- - climber   QUOTE (Astro0 @ Sep 6 2009, 01:37 AM) I...   Sep 6 2009, 11:40 AM
|- - stevesliva   QUOTE (Astro0 @ Sep 5 2009, 07:37 PM) I...   Sep 6 2009, 11:37 PM
- - Paolo   Just announced: impact in Cabeus A   Sep 11 2009, 05:13 PM
- - Hungry4info   Quick question regarding DSN time between Cassini ...   Sep 11 2009, 05:16 PM
- - elakdawalla   Anybody see any graphics online anywhere? I'v...   Sep 11 2009, 05:33 PM
|- - ugordan   FWIW, this post over at the NSF.com forum has an i...   Sep 11 2009, 05:55 PM
- - John Moore   Cabeus A crater location...the impacts should be v...   Sep 11 2009, 06:00 PM
- - Phil Stooke   "Quick question regarding DSN time between Ca...   Sep 11 2009, 09:15 PM
- - Ron Hobbs   The above link doesn't work for me; try this o...   Sep 11 2009, 10:33 PM
- - belleraphon1   For those who missed the briefing here it is on Yo...   Sep 11 2009, 11:19 PM
- - eoincampbell   Thank you for posting that very informative press ...   Sep 12 2009, 05:56 AM
- - PhilCo126   For those hoping to see the impact; here're th...   Sep 12 2009, 08:05 AM
- - Tman   Here a GIF animation of the Moon phase and the vis...   Sep 13 2009, 03:50 PM
- - Paolo   Target crater switched from Cabeus A to Cabeus (pr...   Sep 28 2009, 08:46 PM
- - John Moore   I would think that they'll probably aim for th...   Sep 29 2009, 01:03 PM
- - Phil Stooke   http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/386497main_target-selectio...   Sep 29 2009, 01:45 PM
- - John Moore   Thanks Phil Page 19 is very useful and probably m...   Sep 29 2009, 03:06 PM
- - tanjent   Note that in the Colaprete report the Earth observ...   Sep 29 2009, 04:34 PM
- - Phil Stooke   The latest release did refer to new topographic da...   Sep 29 2009, 04:55 PM
- - elakdawalla   Ask and ye shall receive I asked your questions ...   Sep 29 2009, 08:19 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Here's a map of the approximate locations of t...   Oct 2 2009, 03:30 PM
- - elakdawalla   What are the coordinates of the different impact s...   Oct 2 2009, 04:03 PM
- - Tman   The Google group of LCROSS (amateur) Observation h...   Oct 2 2009, 04:35 PM
- - Phil Stooke   From the Observation Group website: -------------...   Oct 2 2009, 08:06 PM
|- - dmuller   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Oct 3 2009, 06:06 AM...   Oct 4 2009, 12:53 AM
- - John Moore   Took the latter coords., -- rough idea, therefore,...   Oct 2 2009, 10:41 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Here's the latest info from Tony Colaprete, vi...   Oct 3 2009, 08:45 PM
- - John Moore   That's better! The recent DIVINER image ...   Oct 4 2009, 02:01 PM
- - Phil Stooke   This is what I get by overlaying Colaprete's m...   Oct 4 2009, 02:36 PM
|- - John Moore   Isn't that exact same as in my link above? Jo...   Oct 4 2009, 03:45 PM
- - Phil Stooke   It's the image processing that's different...   Oct 4 2009, 03:59 PM
- - centsworth_II   Here's the map comparison that interests me: T...   Oct 4 2009, 04:59 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Also the map of hydrogen concentrations is very mo...   Oct 4 2009, 05:07 PM
- - Phil Stooke   This is a comparison of the points John and I matc...   Oct 4 2009, 05:18 PM
- - JGodbaz   QUOTE (centsworth_II @ Oct 5 2009, 05:59 ...   Oct 5 2009, 08:10 AM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (JGodbaz @ Oct 5 2009, 03:10 AM) Th...   Oct 5 2009, 03:34 PM
- - John Moore   @ Phil...ah yes...see what you mean, your points a...   Oct 5 2009, 11:00 AM
- - Phil Stooke   John, it's only the 'quote' business t...   Oct 5 2009, 11:16 AM
- - Phil Stooke   It's hard to keep these maps up to date! ...   Oct 6 2009, 01:16 AM
- - JGodbaz   Thanks, I wasn't aware of the new release. I...   Oct 6 2009, 01:31 AM
- - Phil Stooke   If it was worse, would they have chosen it? They ...   Oct 6 2009, 01:37 AM
- - JGodbaz   They don't have a lot of choice as there aren...   Oct 6 2009, 01:42 AM
- - Phil Stooke   I think you're right. I bet the site selectio...   Oct 6 2009, 01:47 AM
- - PDP8E   impact is Oct 9, 7:30am-ish local time with the su...   Oct 6 2009, 03:06 AM
|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (PDP8E @ Oct 5 2009, 08:06 PM) impa...   Oct 6 2009, 04:12 PM
|- - Marz   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Oct 6 2009, 11:12 AM...   Oct 6 2009, 05:23 PM
|- - MahFL   "NASA to Bomb the Moon Friday " Good god...   Oct 6 2009, 06:09 PM
||- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (MahFL @ Oct 6 2009, 02:09 PM) ...   Oct 6 2009, 06:30 PM
||- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (MahFL @ Oct 6 2009, 01:09 PM) ...   Oct 8 2009, 11:13 PM
|- - Stu   QUOTE (Marz @ Oct 6 2009, 06:23 PM) I jus...   Oct 6 2009, 09:52 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Ahh, good old Social Media! Lots of entertain...   Oct 6 2009, 02:36 PM
- - nprev   Okay, I'm convinced. Gonna dust off the ol...   Oct 7 2009, 12:05 AM
- - AndyG   I suspect it won't be up to Gervase of Canterb...   Oct 7 2009, 08:52 AM
|- - MahFL   A far far better report. Good to see media coverag...   Oct 8 2009, 11:50 AM
- - centsworth_II   LCROSS audio briefing HERE. QUOTE Thursday, Oct. ...   Oct 8 2009, 05:38 PM
- - scalbers   Wonder if there are any flyover movies (or sequenc...   Oct 8 2009, 07:44 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Phil   Oct 8 2009, 07:52 PM
- - nprev   AAACKKK!!!! I thought he was gonna...   Oct 8 2009, 08:14 PM
- - scalbers   Here's a crude attempt at animating the lunar ...   Oct 8 2009, 09:14 PM
- - nprev   LCROSS- Centaur separation succesful!!...   Oct 9 2009, 02:15 AM


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