On August 1, 2013 I detected the first lunar impact candidate. During last three years i only recorded spurious signals, cosmic rays and/or satellites glints. The lunar flash was simultaneously detected (and confirmed) by two friends of mine Stefano Sposetti and Andrea Manna, with their Observatories located in Switzerland.
I couldn't reach this first real detection without the valuable help of Stefano Sposetti and Marco Iten, which worked for a long time on detection of lunar impacts (writing with me several articles).
Since many years I also was stimulated by some friends in GLR group encouraging me when I detected only spurious flashes (in particular i was encouraged for this activity by Jim Phillips and Maria Teresa Bregante).
I have worked long and hard to capture an impact and my persistence and dedication have paid off.
Observatory coordinates (GPS): Lat. 41.94156° N and
Long. 12.56089° (H=30 m).
Horizon: Azim: 90°50' Alt: +29°47'
Visibility: Rise 01:27, Set 16:26 UTC August, 1, 2013
Transit time: 08:54 UTC
Moon angular diameter: 00°.29’.87’’
Moon distance: 400009 km
Lunation: 23.80 days
Libration in Latitude: +03°07'
Libration in Longitude: +04°25'
Sub-solar latitude: -1.5°
Instrument: TMB refractor 13 cm equipped with Mintron camera MTV-12V1C-EX
Videograbber: Logilink EasyCup USB2 Video Adapter, S-Video input
Recording software: VirtualDub with Huffyuv v. 2.1.1 compression Avi file saved on Hard disk
CCIR recording mode@25fps (Integration frame time 0.04 sec)
Atomic Clock Synchronization