NELIOTA Status
446 days since start of observations
58.63 hours of lunar observations
46.15 TB of lunar images
33 NEO lunar impact events
NELIOTA impact flashes

Location of the impact flashes detected so far by NELIOTA.

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News & Highlights

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]

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).

[06 October 2017]

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.

[19 September 2017]

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