News & Highlights
NELIOTA cameras used to observe Triton's occultation
The NELIOTA fast-frame cameras were successfully used to observe the occultation of Neptune’s moon Triton on October 5th, as part of a campaign led by Dr. Bruno Sicardy and the "Lucky Star" team, of the Paris Observatory, France. Light curves of the occultation were obtained simultaneously in the I and R-bands. Preliminary photometry shows a ~1 mag dip. The ground trace of the occultation is shown on the left (Credit: Google, INEGI, ORION-ME).
New multi-frame flash
On September 16, 2017, NELIOTA recorded a bright flash at the edge of the monitored area, which appeared on several frames. It was recorded on 7 I-band and 3 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.
Asteroid Day 2017 at Kryoneri Observatory
On June 30th, the National Observatory of Athens and the Youth Cultural Society of Kryoneri hosted an open night for Asteroid Day 2017 at Kryoneri Observatory. Over 400 people attended the event, which included a tour of the 1.2m Kryoneri telescope, viewing of the Moon, planets and other celestial objects through telescopes set up by members of the Hellenic Astronomical Union, and talks by Dr. Bonanos on the danger posed by near-earth asteroids and by Dr. Dapergolas on the Kryoneri telescope.