Weekend Edition
Fri-Mon / 7-10 Mar 2014

Pioneering Astronomy From The Moon:
CE3 On A New Frontier

LED-3-7-2014Lunar Ultraviolet Telescope Aboard China Chang’e-3 Moon Lander With All Systems Operating Nominally Is Conducting Various Astronomical Observations From Sinus Iridum / Mare Imbrium, 44.12°N 19.51°W; Latest Observations Of Variable Stars (≤Magnitude 12) Have Produced Good Data, Shown: Constellation Cygnus XZ Variable Star With Near Ultraviolet Optical Variable Amplitude Around 1.8 Magnitude; About 200 Square Degrees Of Sky Available To Telescope From Position On Top Of The Lander (Blue Arrow)

Image Credit: NAOC, CNSA