For detailed information, also see the Lunar Prospector Impact page
Dateline August 08, 1999....
OK, better late than never, eh? After purchasing a lunar atlas ("Atlas of The Moon", Antonin Rukl) and perusing the charts for a while, I have decided that I indeed DID image the crash site at approximately 0952 UTC. See above. Did I see anything? Nope. But I'm not alone.
The image is rotated clockwise because my scope is alt-az mounted and the moon was west of the meridian.
Conditions were awful here at impact time and before. Hazy, cloudy, and I had an awful time SEEING the moon, let alone finding the imact site. I snapped some images just as the clouds cleared at impact time... the image above is a montage of two of them. Quality is sub-par because it was very dark and cloudy and I was shooting through light cloud cover. After processing, I salvaged at least some data. The best laid plans..... etc.