Amateur Observers Readying To Watch LCROSS Impact

Amateur Observers Readying To Watch LCROSS Impact. Florida (10/4, Dean, 73K) reported on the upcoming LCROSS impact of the moon Friday morning around 7:30 a.m. EDT. “Across darker regions of the country, telescopes from 10 inches in diameter to giant observatories will be trained on the moon’s south pole. And the satellite will stream live video as it rushes toward the moon’s surface behind the spent rocket motor.” Observations on the ground “should last about 90 seconds, with the plume brightest within the first minute before the dust begins to settle.”