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LCROSS Lunar Impact
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post Oct 9 2009, 02:19 AM
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T minus 9 hrs. 10 min till impact. NASA TV coverage begins @ 1015 GMT (0315 PDT). Link to coverage here.


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post Oct 9 2009, 03:06 AM
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Separation image (inset) and interpretation (using Celestia add-on).
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post Oct 9 2009, 03:11 AM
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You've had much better luck with simulating it in Celestia with that add-on than I. In Celestia, I had the moon behind the Centaur as seen from LCROSS, and there doesn't seem to be the moon in the live feed.


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post Oct 9 2009, 03:19 AM
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smile.gif O.K. Bend over please.
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post Oct 9 2009, 04:15 AM
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(Ouch!!!!!!) tongue.gif

Astro0, what's the FOV of that Celestia view? Reason I ask is that the Moon wasn't visible in the post-separation raw images as far as I could see; just curious. (Great composition, BTW, as per your usual!)

(EDIT: I see that Hungry already mentioned that.)


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post Oct 9 2009, 05:51 AM
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Humph.

Stupid Moon.

Have to go to work, so I'll miss the whole thing.

(scuffs toes on ground)

Not fair.

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Have fun everyone! Looking forward to hearing all about it when I get back.


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post Oct 9 2009, 06:26 AM
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nprev... I've got no idea of the FOV for that image...I just thought it looked nice and helped orient me to the 'real' image...not even sure if it's right! Remember me cool.gif I'm the 'artist' not the scientist laugh.gif
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post Oct 9 2009, 07:12 AM
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QUOTE (nprev @ Oct 8 2009, 11:15 PM) *
...Reason I ask is that the Moon wasn't visible in the post-separation raw images as far as I could see; just curious.


Is this the terminator of the moon in the lower-left corner of the IR image? If so, it may suggest either a very narrow FOV, or simply that the moon is quite off-centre from the image.

http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/lcross-c...separation2.jpg


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post Oct 9 2009, 07:16 AM
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Here's the moon as I see it now, ignorant mode here, where's the impact site in this photo? tongue.gif


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post Oct 9 2009, 07:22 AM
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Haha, it's the very southern point in that image. I don't suspect your image is detailed enough to resolve Cabeus crater.


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post Oct 9 2009, 07:25 AM
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QUOTE (ustrax @ Oct 9 2009, 12:16 AM) *
Here's the moon as I see it now, ignorant mode here, where's the impact site in this photo? tongue.gif


It's at the left tip of the lighted side in that image Rui/


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post Oct 9 2009, 08:43 AM
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Thanks guys! smile.gif


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post Oct 9 2009, 08:53 AM
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post Oct 9 2009, 09:34 AM
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Every time I see the impact story on the news, the media tends to over play the impact.
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post Oct 9 2009, 09:38 AM
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I can already see that. Bombing the Moon, that's it. Fortunately or not, we're living in a sci-fi shaped world. And there are people who are afraid of the impact. But there's no danger. Impacts occur very often.
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