Moon Photos real-Time Orbit
H/T: Peta Pixel
Filmmaker Seán Doran turned thousands of Moon photos captured by Japan’s Kaguya (SELENE) lunar orbiter into a 4-hour orbit in real-time. SELENE was the second Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft following the Hiten probe and produced by the Institute of Space & Astronautical Science (ISAS) in partnership with the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) It was launched on September 14, 2007 and successfully orbited the Moon for one year and eight months. Read more for two videos and additional information.



What you may not know is that he main orbiter was instructed to impact on the lunar surface near the crater Gill on June 10, 2009. That’s right, the mission featured three separate spacecraft: the main orbiter, Okina (small relay satellite) to transmit radio communications, and Ouna (VLBI satellite), which was used as a second way to map the Moon’s gravity field, especially at the lunar limb where the gravitational acceleration is perpendicular to the line of sight to Earth.

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Celestron - PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope - Manual German Equatorial Telescope for Beginners - Compact and Portable - Bonus Astronomy Software Package - 127mm Aperture
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Celestron - PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope - Manual German Equatorial Telescope for Beginners - Compact and Portable - Bonus Astronomy Software Package - 127mm Aperture
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