Gorgeous Kaguya image of Cabeus crater; where to watch impact
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
09-10-2009 6:16 CDT
I'm back online and ready to watch LCROSS smash into the Moon this morning! Just in time for the crash, JAXA released a gorgeous Kaguya Terrain Camera image of the crater. But before I show that to you, here's a reminder of where to watch the action this morning:
- My Twitter feed. I'll be Tweeting away starting shortly after 3 am PDT / 1000 UTC.
- NASA TV. You can watch it on the Web; I'll be watching on DirecTV channel 283.
- MSNBC has a live feed and Twitter commentary (including from me) on the same page.
- The cooperative telescope service SLOOH will have two free live feeds from telescopes located in New Hampshire and Arizona along with live radio commentary, beginning at approximately 3:30 am PDT / 10:30 UTC.
- The Exploratorium will be streaming live from the Lick Observatory beginning at 4:10 am / 11:10.
Here is the Kaguya image at half its original resolution. Cabeus is the biggest black hole; Cabeus A is at about 11:00, Cabeus C at about 10:00. Go visit JAXA's website (that link takes you to a Google-translated version) for the full-resolution image.