Friday / 17 January 2014

China First Astronomy Image From Moon

China Chang'e-3 Draco Imaging

Draco, The Dragon: Astronomical First Light On Moon Received Successfully By China Chang’e-3 Lunar Ultraviolet Telescope (LUT) From Sinus Iridum / Mare Imbrium 44.12°N 19.51°W; First Long-Term Observatory Deployed On Moon, LUT Has Aperture Of 150mm, Covers Wavelength Range Of 245-340 Nanometers, Detects Objects Down To 13 Magnitude Brightness; Management Team Prepared For At Least 1 Year Of Observations / Operations

Image Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences, CC Multimedia