NELIOTA Status
683 days since start of observations
87.39 hours of lunar observations
68.79 TB of lunar images
55 NEO lunar impact events
NELIOTA impact flashes

Location of the impact flashes detected so far by NELIOTA.

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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.