A large lunar impact blast on 2013 September 11

  title={A large lunar impact blast on 2013 September 11},
  author={J. M. Madiedo and J. Ortiz and N. Morales and J. Cabrera-Cano},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • J. M. Madiedo, J. Ortiz, +1 author J. Cabrera-Cano
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • On 2013 September 11 at 20h07m28.68 $\pm$ 0.01 s UTC, two telescopes operated in the framework of our lunar impact flashes monitoring project recorded an extraordinary flash produced by the impact on the Moon of a large meteoroid at selenographic coordinates 17.2 $\pm$ 0.2 $^{\circ}$ S, 20.5 $\pm$ 0.2 $^{\circ}$ W. The peak brightness of this flash reached 2.9 $\pm$ 0.2 mag in V and it lasted over 8 seconds. The estimated energy released during the impact of the meteoroid was 15.6 $\pm$ 2.5… CONTINUE READING
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