A project that may be of interest to lunar observers. From the QCUIAG list: "Valmir M. de Morais" <valmirmmorais@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Dear colleagues, The SMART-1 spacecraft, of the European Space Agency, which is currently in the lunar orbit, will crash in a programmed impact against the Moon surface, on the dark side of the first quarter moon in its visible side, next to the terminator, at the south of Mare Humorum, in Lacus Excellentiae, on 3 Sept, 2006, at 01:26:24 UT (with uncertainty of seven hours for more or for less). In Brazil, the Sec=EF''o Lunar da Rede de Astronomia Observacional - REA <http://www.reabrasil.org/lunar/>http://www.reabrasil.org/lunar/ (which is directed by Ms. Rosely Gregio - <mailto:rgregio@xxxxxxxxxx>rgregio@xxxxxxxxxx) , is developing and coordinating a nationwide observation project named SL/REA SMART-1 Lunar Impact Project which is coordinated Valmir Martins de Morais - <mailto:valmirmmorais@xxxxxxxxxxxx>valmirmmorais@xxxxxxxxxxxx, Member of the International Campaign Moon SMART-1 Project: Predictions and Observation Campaign Campaing - ESA Science & technology ' SMART-1, and of the Team of Observers of SLRBr (Lunar Section / REA-Brasil). Please, check the data, images and updated graphics of SL/REA SMART-1 Lunar Impact Project, in the Sec=EF''o Lunar da Rede de Astronomia Observacional'REA/ Brazil. English Version: <http://slrea-smart1lunar-impact-project-ing.blogspot.com/>http://slrea-smar= t1lunar-impact-project-ing.blogspot.com/ Portuguese Version: <http://www.slrea-smart1lunar-impact-project.blogspot.com/>http://www.slrea-= smart1lunar-impact-project.blogspot.com/ Spanish Version: <http://www.slrea-smart1lunar-impact-project-esp.blogspot.com/>http://www.sl= rea-smart1lunar-impact-project-esp.blogspot.com/ REA Brasil Lunar Section: <http://www.reabrasil.org/lunar/smart1impact.htm>http://www.reabrasil.org/lu= nar/smart1impact.htm This is not a definitive work. Some data will be submitted to changes due to the spacecraft orbital corrections, which will be performed by the ESA mission control. Soon, these necessary corrections will be published. Very important: here in Brazil, all the researchers who are currently working and will still work at observation projects of the impact need EVERY possible image captured of the region of the impact. Please check the area in the sites above. The images captured will be essential for analyses, study and calibrations of the observations that will be performed during the impact. Capture, please! Publish them in the forums in order that everyone will be able to see them and send them to me too, preferentially the original images with and without modifications, to my e-mail <mailto:valmirmmorais@xxxxxxxxxxxx>valmirmmorais@xxxxxxxxxxxx, writing the data of the observer (name, institution, location, latitude, longitude, and altitude), data of the acquisition of the images (type of camera ccd or webcam, videocam, digital instruments or other means, time of exposition, parameters, etc.), information about the telescope (type, specifications, f/, filters used, etc.) and time in the universal hour in order so we can analyze them accurately, send them to Dr. Bernard H. Foing, Chief Scientist, ESA Research and Scientific Support Dept., General Coordinator of the Moon SMART Impact: Predictions and Observation Campaign - ESA Science & technology' SMART-1, and also publish them in our homepage with all their credits. Please, send them to Valmir Martins de Morais' Coordinator of the SL/REA Smart-1 Lunar Impact Project <http://br.f507.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=3Dvalmirmmorais@xxxxxxxxxxxx>va= lmirmmorais@xxxxxxxxxxxx or Rosely Gregio ' Director of the Lunar Section/REA-Brazil <http://br.f507.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=3Drgregio@xxxxxxxxxx>rgregio@uo= l.com.br. We do need everyone's cooperation. "Astronomy is Colaboration'. Best Regards, Valmir Martins de Morais' <http://br.f507.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=3Dvalmirmmorais@xxxxxxxxxxxx>va= lmirmmorais@xxxxxxxxxxxx Coordinator of the SL/REA Smart-1 Lunar Impact Project Membro of the Moon SMART Impact: Predictions and Observation Campaign - ESA Science & Technology ' SMART-1 -- Jeff Hopkins HPO SOFT Counting Photons http://www.hposoft.com/Astro/astro.html Hopkins Phoenix Observatory 7812 West Clayton Drive Phoenix, Arizona 85033-2439 U.S.A. www.hposoft.com -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.