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Kaguya impact flash observed from Mt Abu Observatory

Date: 16 June 2009
Depicts: Impact flash of the Kaguya lunar orbiter on the Moon
Copyright: Mt Abu Observatory, Physical Research Laboratory, India

This sequence of 4 images, taken at 1 second intervals, captured the impact flash of the Japanese lunar orbiter Kaguya on the Moon on 10 June 2009.

The images were obtained using a near infrared camera and a narrow band filter, centered at the wavelength of 2.12 µm, attached to the 1.2 metre telescope at the Mount Abu Observatory, Gurushikar, India. The camera has a field of view of 2 arcmin × 2 arcmin in the sky.

Last Update: 17 June 2009

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