Lunar-OSCAR 94 successfully imaged the solar eclipse from lunar orbit on July 2. The images were downloaded by BY2HIT and PI9CAM. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-ifQaaXsAAGBwd.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-iDwjdUcAA8ehc.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-iNUXCX4AEzjmQ.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-iGqg9W4AAT3ue.jpg
Also, the first complete two-way QSO via LO 94 took place on July 1 between DK5LA and BY2HIT using WSJTX-JT4G.
73, Nico PA0DLO
On 29-06-19 15:18, Nico Janssen via AMSAT-BB wrote:
On July 2 there will be a total solar eclipse that can be observed by the amateur satellite Lunar-OSCAR 94 (a.k.a. LongJiang 2 and DSLWP-B) from its elliptical orbit around the Moon. Attempts will be made to image the eclipse, where both the Moon and Earth should appear in the images.
For details see these blog posts of Dani, EA4GPZ: https://destevez.net/2019/06/dslwp-b-and-the-solar-eclipse/ https://destevez.net/2019/06/imaging-times-for-dslwp-b-eclipse-observation/
Note that LO 94 is expected to crash onto the Moon's surface at the end of July, ending its mission. Until then you can still track LO 94 using GMAT and receive its 70 cm downlinks.
73, Nico PA0DLO
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