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Palomar AO movie of the LCROSS impact (19 Mb MPEG)
 

Contact Information

  • Palomar dataroom phone: 760-642-2105
  • WebEx telecon starts at 18:30 10/8/09 PDT.
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Palomar AO image of Cabeus crater 10s after Centaur impact: Palomar_ao_bouchez_10s_after_impact.png
... and 15s after impact.
 

Contact Information

  • Palomar dataroom phone: 760-642-2105
  • WebEx telecon starts at 18:30 10/8/09 PDT.
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Finder Charts

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Ephemeris, Timelines, Etc.

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Schedule (Times UT, updated 10/6/09)

  • ~02:00 Spacecraft separation
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  • 10:30 Acquire 1st set of sky background frames
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  • 11:31:19 Centaur impact
  • 11:35:45 Shepherding spacecraft impact
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  • 14:00 NASA ARC press conference (submit graphics by 12:30)
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Observing Plan

Our goal is to image the evolution of the LCROSS debris plume at the highest possible spatial resolution. We plan to use the Palomar Adaptive Optics system to lock on a bright lunar feature, probably a crater wall or mountain peak, near the predicted impact location. Full AO correction should provide spatial resolution of ~0.1 arcseconds (180 meters at Cabeus crater) across the 40 arcsecond (71 km) field of view of the PHARO near-infrared camera.

The debris curtain is expected to expand at ~150 m/s, reaching maximum brightness after ~60s at a diameter of ~20 km. We will acquire 1.4s integrations every 2.8s, thus providing a ~40 frame movie of the expanding debris plume during its highest density phase. We will observe at K band (2.1 microns), to maximize AO correction and sensitivity to large particles.

We have allocated 2 hrs (8:30-10:30 UT) to locate Cabeus crater and test surrounding features for that providing the best AO correction. We will then offset to blank sky to acquire bias/background frames, and begin our impact imaging sequence at 11:00 UT. We intend to continue the image sequence through impact and for at least 15 minutes after Centaur impact.

 

Finder Charts

PHARO 40" field overlaid on NASA GSFC visualization as seen from Palomar. pharo_field.png

Ephemeris, Timelines, Etc.

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  • 14:00 NASA ARC press conference (submit graphics by 12:30)

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Ephemeris, Timelines, Etc.

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  • 14:00 NASA ARC press conference (submit graphics by 12:30)

Finder Charts

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Ephemeris, Timelines, Etc.

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    • .10" resolution = 178 m.
 

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Schedule (Times UT, updated 10/6/09)

  • ~02:00 Spacecraft separation
  • 08:30 Acquire moon; determine best feature to use for AO lock
  • 10:30 Begin impact imaging sequence
  • 11:31:19 Centaur impact
  • 11:35:45 Shepherding spacecraft impact
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  • 14:00 NASA ARC press conference (submit graphics by 12:30)
 

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Ephemeris, Timelines, Etc.

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Contact Information

  • Palomar dataroom phone: 760-642-2105
  • WebEx telecon starts at 18:30 10/8/09 PDT.

Finder Charts

Ephemeris, Timelines, Etc.

  • New Impact Time: 11:31:19 UTC (as of 5pm 10/6/09)
  • cabeus_ephem.txt: Ephemeris for moon lat: 310.95, lon: -84.70, alt:0 km.

Links

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