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George Varros

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Oct 9, 2009, 8:04:43 AM10/9/09
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I tried to watch the NASA feed but it was a non-event with no live
feed from a ground based telescope, nor any "visible" results from the
shepherding spacecraft's view.

I hope all you amateurs who worked so hard DID actually get results :)

George Varros



George Varros

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Oct 9, 2009, 8:32:56 AM10/9/09
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Space.Com has this post:

Astronomers at Palomar Observatory outside of San Diego report they
saw no evidence of an impact plume through the 200-inch Hale
Telescope. Outfitted with adaptive optics, the telescope has a
resolution of about 180 meters per pixel, according to Scott Kardel,
the observatory's public information coordinator.
1152 GMT (7:52 a.m. EDT)

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/sfn-091008-lcross-updates.html

luis martinez

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Oct 9, 2009, 8:41:26 AM10/9/09
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Sounds like it was not all NASA hoped for. I just came in the house, had a
local reporter sitting with me to do a story. No need to point out the
obvious, if Palomar did not see it, I surely didn't either.....


Luis Martinez

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Oct 9, 2009, 8:16:09 AM10/9/09
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Enclose is an image made @ the time of impact can't say that I saw anything . I'm real tired having stayed up all night so after I get some sleep I'll have at the video again. Robert Griffith Observatory                  http://www.angelfire.com/space2/robertspellman/Lcrossimpact.html                                                                                                                                                  http://www.angelfire.com/space2/robertspellman/
Robert Spellman ZEISSMAN
impacttimecomp1.jpg
impacttimecomp12x.jpg

Deirdre Kelleghan

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Oct 9, 2009, 8:46:23 AM10/9/09
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Wow that is a big scope , it should be interesting to see the data when it comes
Does no plume , indicate no water ice ?

Deirdre

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Arnold Ashcraft

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Oct 9, 2009, 2:58:27 PM10/9/09
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At the moment all it indicates is that the estimates of the plume brightness were probably way off.  We'll have to wait for the spectroscopic results to know about whether they detected ice.
          Clif

Gary Spiers

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Oct 9, 2009, 2:16:04 PM10/9/09
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Palomar images, which are the best I've seen so far, can be found here:

http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/lcross.html


Gary
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