News & Highlights
ESA press release: 100th lunar asteroid collision confirmed by second telescope
On March 1, 2020, NELIOTA recorded its 100th lunar impact flash. Using a 35 cm telescope, a newly established team at the Sharjah Lunar Impact Observatory (SLIO) of the Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences & Technology, UAE, detected the same event. This 100th detection not only marks an impressive milestone for the NELIOTA project, but is also the first time that one of the NELIOTA impact flashes was confirmed by another observatory.
Read the whole press release here.
NELIOTA cameras used to observe the flyby of BepiColombo
The NELIOTA fast-frame cameras were successfully used to observe the flyby of the ESA spacecraft BepiColombo on both April 10th and April 11th, 2020, upon request by ESA. The observations were conducted by Dr. Alexios Liakos. A video of the flyby as observed with the Kryoneri telescope is available here. BepiColombo is the dot at the center of the image, while the field stars appear as streaks.
NELIOTA publication featured on the cover of Astronomy & Astrophysics
We are pleased to announce that the recent publication by Liakos et al. (2020) titled “NELIOTA: Methods, statistics and results for meteoroids impacting the Moon" has been featured on the cover of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 633 (January 2020).