Automated detection and analysis of Moon impact flashes from Spain

Madiedo, Jose Maria; Ortiz Moreno, Jose Luis; Morales Palomino, Nicolas Francisco; Cabrera Caño, Jesús
Proceedings of the International Meteor Conference, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, 20-23 September 2012 Eds.: Gyssens, M.; Roggemans, P. International Meteor Organization, ISBN 978-2-87355-024-4, pp. 203-204 (2013).


We are currently performing a monitoring of the night side of the Moon in order to identify flashes produced by the impact of meteoroids on the lunar surface. For this purpose, we employ several tele- scopes equipped with high-sensitivity CCD video cameras. Software development plays an important role in our project, and, as a result of this, our detection and analysis package has been improved. Some of the results obtained so far are presented here.