Feb 8, 2022

The Falcon 9 DSCOVR’s booster going to hit the Moon: a video — 7 Feb. 2022

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The latest on some space debris…

The Falcon 9 DSCOVR’s booster: 7 Feb. 2022.

The animation above comes from 268, single, 4-second exposures, remotely taken with the “Elena” (PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E) robotic unit available at Virtual Telescope. The telescope tracked the apparent motion of the booster, so it looks like a sharp dot, with surrounding stars moving on the background. East is up, South on the left.

There was a VERY strong Moon interference, the booster was in the same spot of the sky as our natural satellite and grabbing it was quite hard. As we can see, the booster is blinking, as it is tumbling with a period of about 90 seconds.

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