NELIOTA Status
596 days since start of observations
79.29 hours of lunar observations
62.41 TB of lunar images
54 NEO lunar impact events
NELIOTA impact flashes

Location of the impact flashes detected so far by NELIOTA.

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News & Highlights

Multi-frame flash detected on September 5, 2018

On September 5, 2018, NELIOTA recorded a bright flash, which was caught before maximum and appeared on several frames. It was recorded on 12 I-band and 4 R-band images. Τhe animated gif shows the flash as recorded in the I-band. More details on this lunar impact flash are available here.

[07 September 2018]

NELIOTA: second scientific publication

The second scientific publication of the NELIOTA project was accepted in Astronomy & Astrophysics on August 31, 2018 and is titled “NELIOTA: The wide-field, high-cadence lunar monitoring system at the prime focus of the Kryoneri telescope". The paper presents the NELIOTA system deployed on the refurbished 1.2 m Kryoneri telescope, the NELIOTA software, instrument performance and results of the first year of NELIOTA observations. NELIOTA is the first astronomical system to use sCMOS detectors at a fast-frame rate. Our observations so far suggest a detection rate of 1.96 × 10−7 events km−2 h−1.

 

[05 September 2018]

NELIOTA: first scientific publication

The first scientific publication based on the NELIOTA project was accepted in Astronomy & Astrophysics on January 2, 2018 and is titled “NELIOTA: First temperature measurement of lunar impact flashes”. The paper reports the first scientific results from NELIOTA, in particular a direct analytical calculation of temperatures of 10 lunar impact flashes. The resulting values for the flash temperatures are in the range ~1,600-3,100 K, in agreement with theoretical values. The impactor masses are computed to have values in the range between ~100 g and ~50 kg.

[24 January 2018]

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