Entries by Tammo Jan Dijkema

Photo solar eclipse from Chinese lunar satellite

Last Wednesday morning, July 3, the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope downloaded this eclipse photo from the Chinese lunar satellite DSLWP-B. The photo was taken on Tuesday evening, July 2, 2019, when a full solar eclipse was seen in South America. That is where the shadow of the Moon fell on Earth. That shadow is clearly visible […]

New photo of Lunar farside and Earth

On Monday 4th February 2019, the Dwingeloo telescope downloaded a new photo of Earth and the lunar farside. This photo, taken Sunday 3rd February 2019 at 15:20 UTC, shows the lunar farside and Earth (with South America in view). The lunar farside has more visible craters than the side of the Moon which faces Earth. […]

Stellarium background from the radio telescope

Stellarium is a (free, open-source) planetarium on the computer. With this, you can easily see which stars are currently visible in the sky and zoom in on planets or the Moon. We use Stellarium in the radio telescope to show where the telescope is pointing to at the sky. Unfortunately, none of the standard Stellarium […]