On October 7, 2018, the Chinese lunar satellite DSLWP-B made this 1.5 hour time-lapse of the Earth appearing behind the Moon. An international team of radio amateurs and amateur astronomers downloaded the images with the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope. The team consisted of MingChuan Wei (BG2BHC), Reinhard Kuehn (DK5LA), Daniel Estévez (EA4GPZ/M0HXM), Tammo Jan Dijkema, Cees Bassa, Paul Boven (PE1NUT) and even more team members were involved. Click on the picture to see the time-lapse.
Tammo Jan Dijkema gave a short explanation about this project in the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope for the local TV station RtvDrenthe Dwingeloo-telescoop ontvangt maanfoto’s (in Dutch).
For more info about this project see our earlier blog Our precious Earth and the lunar far side.
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