For Space Photographers

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by WhyNotMe, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. WhyNotMe

    WhyNotMe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    NASA to Bomb Moon in Search for Water

    NASA is bombing the moon this coming friday in search of water. This may be visible from Earth, so get your cameras ready and see if you get a cool shot!
     
  2. ErectedGryphon

    ErectedGryphon TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    :lmao: Don't think so..
     
  3. Buckster

    Buckster Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    6,399
    Likes Received:
    2,334
    Location:
    Way up North in Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    NASA - LCROSS
     
  4. Big

    Big TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    WHAT?! Come onnnn
     
  5. JamesMason

    JamesMason TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nottingham
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
  6. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,238
    Likes Received:
    5,008
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
  7. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,713
    Likes Received:
    203
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    HAHahahh that register article is classic.

    Unfortunately I don't think you'll see it. The Moon is tidally locked to the Earth so that the same side always faces the planet. The side we see is the side with the dark patches. LCROSS will bomb the Cabeus crater which is on the far side of the moon at the south pole.

    Even with a decent telescope I don't think we'll see it from earth, but I could be wrong, this is just my quick analysis of the mission and not something I read somewhere or can reference.
     
  8. Phranquey

    Phranquey TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Dayton, OH
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The impact will be in Cabeus A, which is on the near side, southeast of Tycho. If the weather is clear, I'll have the telescope out.

    LCROSS - Impact

    NASA - LCROSS
     
  9. Buckster

    Buckster Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    6,399
    Likes Received:
    2,334
    Location:
    Way up North in Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    According to the info provided by NASA, backyard observers will be able to see it with a decent telescope (depending on where they are located on the planet at the time of the impact, of course):

    NASA - Observations and Impact Timing
     
  10. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,713
    Likes Received:
    203
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hmmm you're right. I was using Google Earth to locate it. Seems if you angle it just right Cabeus is actually on the very edge of near / far side so it would be visible. I had the moon angled slightly wrong when I checked it the first time round.

    Now if only I had a decent telescope and a plane ticket to America :(
     
  11. astrostu

    astrostu I shoot for the stars

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    676
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Boulder, CO, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    They've timed it so it's visible from Hawai'i's telescopes. It would make no sense to do that and then have it on the far side of the moon.
     
  12. jbylake

    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    729
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    State of Confusion.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    "imperialists colonizing the moon without regard to "indigenous" people?
    WTF?....how many indigenous people live on the moon? Maybe they'll just sell us a small chunk of it....wonder what the going rate for "moon acerage" is these days.....:lol::lmao::lol:

    J.:mrgreen:
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

space photographers