Chandrayaan-3: a new image (25 July 2023)

We imaged the  Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft again, after its orbit was successfully raised for the 5th time. Here it is our image.

Chandrayaan-3: 25 July 2023.

Chandrayaan-3: 25 July 2023.

The image above comes from a single 120-second exposure, remotely taken with the Celestron C14+Paramount ME+SBIG ST8-XME robotic unit available as part of the Virtual Telescope Project in Manciano, Italy. The telescope tracked the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, so stars are leaving very long trails. The target was very low (less than 10 degrees) above the horizon, while weather was windy.

Chandrayaan-3  was at about 110.000 km from the telescopes while we were imaging it.

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