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Friday, 20 December 2013

Chang'e-3 and Yutu rover landed on the Moon (images).

685 frames at 85% best quality in Registax.
 The region where Chang'e-3 and Yutu landed.

 Age of the Moon: 27.32 days
Distance: 381.700 km
Phase: 88.8% (0% = New, 100% = Full)

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, Plossl 20 mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 26/09/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax, FastStone Image Viewer

Saturday December 14, 2013 , Chang'e -3 Chinese space probe successfully landed on the Moon , and Sunday , rover Yutu ( Jade Rabbit) , left the ship platform which carried it there. The first image has been already transmitted (below).

First image of Tutu rover.

CCTV Television provided live images from the time of the successful landing program that authorities consider it a major step for military space .
China hopes to have a space station by 2020. This is the third country after Russia and the U.S. in history successfully sending a rover on the Moon.
The rover will activate it's mission on Sinus Iridum bay, of the northern Moon. The nearest crater of rover Yutu is Laplace F.

Yutu is designed to travel about 10 km during the mission, and has the task of analysis with the help of it's instruments on it the lunar soil, on and around craters, and the material ejected from the impacts and the rays ( albedo) resulted, but also soil analysis from the deep . The purpose of the mission is the discovery of natural resources.
Chang'e -3 , was launched from Earth on December 1, 2013 and has completed it's journey to the Moon in 13 days.

Yutu rover, image made by Chang'e-3 space probe.

Chang'e-3 space probe.


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