In order to attain its goals, exoss project now is launching the lunar impact project – monitoring meteoroids impacts, using telescope observations of the non-illuminated side of the moon, looking for flashes that could be meteoroids striking the lunar surface, through a remote observatory.
The remote observatory : O ROCG – Remote Observatory of Campos dos Goytacazes, was built in this year and is located in the brazilian city, Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro State, by the amateur astronomer Carlos Henrique Barreto, under the scientific and technical supervision of Exoss coordinator, Marcelo De Cicco.
To aim the lunar impact observations goals, a Celestron C-14, f/3.3 and a camera Stellacam Ex attached to the telescope are in use for video monitoring the dark side of the moon. Another camera, Watec 902 H is also available.
In the picture, the amateur astronomer Carlos Henrique is setting adjustments for the polar alignment
Impact candidates 2005-20016. Credits: Marshall Space Center/NASA Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO)