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Participating Observatories

Participating Observatories

Several observatories from around the globe have agreed to help ESA in monitoring the impact of SMART-1 on the Moon.

Click on the image below to launch an interactive feature which gives details on the observatories and is updated to show the region of the Earth currently in darkness (in real time).

Observatory Details

VLBI Very Long Baseline Interferometry and radio observatories
Australia
Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), Narrabri, NSW
Coordinates 30°15'52" S, 149°32'56" E
Observatory Website
Observatory Live!
Mt. Pleasant Observatory, Hobart, Tasmania
Coordinates 42°48'18" S, 147°26'21" E
Observatory Website
Europe
Medicina Antenna, Itlay
Coordinates 44°31'15" N, 11°38'49" E
Observatory Website
South America
Northeastern Space Radio Observatory (ROEN), Fortaleza, Brazil
Coordinates 3°53' S, 38°27' W
Observatory Website
Transportable Integrated Geodetic Observatory (TIGO), Concepcion, Chile
Coordinates 36°46' S, 73°03' W
Observatory Website

Optical Observatories
Europe
ESA OGS Optical Ground Station - Tenerife
Telescope 1m and 18 cm
Coordinates 28.3° N, 16.51° W
Moon Rise and Set Times 2/9 15:31  -  3/9 01:37 UT
3/9 16:27  -  4/9 02:43 UT
Observatory Website
Live Feeds
Live webcam (activities in the observing dome)
Live image data stream (of 18cm telescope, updated every second)
Bradford Robotic Telescope webcam of OGS
Calar Alto - Spain
Telescope 2.2m and 3.5m
Coordinates 37.22° N, 2.55° W
Moon Rise and Set Times 2/9 15:04  -  3/9 00:08 UT
3/9 15:59  -  4/9 01:16 UT
Observatory Website
San Miguel de la Palma - Tenerife
Telescope 3.58m
Coordinates 28°45'28.3" N, 17°53'37.9" W
Moon Rise and Set Times 2/9 15:31  -  3/9 01:37 UT
3/9 16:27  -  4/9 02:43 UT
Observatory Website
Observatory webcam
Africa
SAAO - South Africa
Telescope 13 m
Coordinates 32.80° S, 20.81° W
Moon Rise and Set Times 2/9 10:19  -  3/9 01:36 UT
3/9 11:22  -  4/9 02:30 UT
Observatory Website
South America
CEA Cariri in Brazil
Coordinates 7.4° S, 36.5° W
Moon Rise and Set Times 2/9 15:25  -  3/9 04:28 UT
3/9 16:26  -  4/9 05:27 UT
Argentina National Telescope
Telescope 25" (0.635m)
Coordinates 31.44° S, 64.19° W
Moon Rise and Set Times 2/9 16:16  -  3/9 07:26 UT
3/9 17:21  -  4/9 08:19 UT
Observatory Website
Observatorio Nacional de Llano del Hato, Venezuela
Coordinates 8°47' N, 70°52' W
Moon Rise and Set Times 2/9 18:26  -  3/9 06:15 UT
3/9 19:26  -  4/9 07:17 UT
Telescope 1.0m & 0.65m
Observatory Website
North America - mainland
Clay Center
Telescope 25" (0.625 m)
Coordinates 42°18'27.4" N, 71°08'11.5" W
Moon Rise and Set Times 2/9 20:17  -  3/9 04:33 UT
3/9 21:12  -  4/9 05:44 UT
Observatory Website
Observatory Webcam
Florida Tech (Robotic)
Telescope 0.8m
Coordinates 28.06° N, 80.62° W
Moon Rise and Set Times 2/9 19:57  -  3/9 06:05 UT
3/9 20:53  -  4/9 07:12 UT
Observatory Website
Lunar Meteor Telescope - Huntsville
Telescope 0.25m
Coordinates 34°43' N, 86°35' W
Moon Rise and Set Times 2/9 19:45  -  3/9 05:05 UT
3/9 20:41  -  4/9 06:13 UT
MDM Observatory - Kitt Peak
Telescopes 2.4 & 1.3m
Coordinates 31°57.2' N, 111°37.0' W
Moon Rise and Set Times 2/9 21:17  -  3/9 06:59 UT
3/9 22:11  -  4/9 02:08 UT
Observatory Website
North America - Hawaii
Hawaii NASA IRTF
Telescope 3m
Coordinates 19.83° N, 155.47° W
Moon Rise and Set Times 3/9 00:45  -  3/9 11:41 UT
4/9 01:42  -  4/9 12:46 UT
Observatory Website
Hawaii Subaru auxiliary 30cm telescope
Telescope 0.3m, f/10
Coordinates 19.83° N, 155.48° W
Moon Rise and Set Times 3/9 00:45  -  3/9 11:41 UT
4/9 01:42  -  4/9 12:46 UT
Wavelength Optical, 400-800nm
Exposure Time 33 milliseconds (30 fps)
CFHT
Telescope 3.6m
Coordinates 19.83° N, 155.47° W
Moon Rise and Set Times 3/9 00:45  -  3/9 11:41 UT
4/9 01:42  -  4/9 12:46 UT
Instrument WIRCAM
Wavelength Infrared
Observatory Website

Space Based
ODIN observatory
Telescope 1.1m - radio
10 cm² optical spectrograph
Orbit Circular Sunsynchronous
600 km altitude
Observatory Website

Last Update: 1 September 2019
23-Sep-2019 09:01 UT

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