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The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers was founded in 1947 and promotes observing of the solar system. Both amateur and professional astronomers work together to further our understanding of the universe.
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In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Lunar Transient Phenomena Section Coordinator, Tony Cook.
Tony gives us a brief history of the Lunar Transient Phenomena Section and discusses what type of equipment is needed to contribute to the section, and also the various observing programs available, and contact information.
You can contact Tony at:
The Twitter LTP alert site is on:
For Repeat illumination predications of features to observe to match past LTP observers can use:
If there are not enough objects on the Moon to study they can try a less sanitized version:
In terms of work done elsewhere on LTP there is a good page on Wikipedia:
A very good account of the 1963 Aristarchus event by Greenacre and Barr can be found on:
One recent astronomer who studied LTP statistics was Prof. Arlin Crotts (1958-2015) of Columbia University
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I want to thank the Producer of this podcast, Steve Siedentop for his generous support of the Observers Notebook.