Finding Collisions

  • Brian Cudnik
Part of the Astronomers' Observing Guides book series (OBSERVING)


The obvious need for automated impact detection software has been met almost from the beginning of the era of digital impact observation. LunarScan was available (though not to the public) as early as late 1999 and was used to add candidates to the list of impact events observed during the Leonid storm of that year. Nearly 8 years later, the software was made available to the public, with the agreement that information pertaining to any impact candidates detected by the software be shared with the NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center Meteoroid Environment Office. More information about this software is provided later in this chapter.


Impact Event Comparison Star Meteor Shower Standard Star Flash Duration 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Cudnik
    • 1
  1. 1.HoustonUSA

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