Public release of the “Flash Detection Software”.

We are pleased to announce the public release of the “Flash Detection Software”, which was developed by the National Observatory of Athens for ESA. We invite both amateur or professional astronomers performing planetary observations with video cameras or fast-frame CMOS/CCDs to test it. The ultimate goal is to increase the observations of impact flashes from both professional and amateur astronomers and to enable the verification of impact flashes from multiple sites. The software was developed and tested for lunar impact flash observations, however, its use on planets (e.g. Jupiter, Mars) is encouraged. The software is available here.