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#1 Bird

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:22 PM

Morning all :-)

This is not a hoax, at approximately 20:30utc this morning I recorded a large fireball on Jupiter, it lasted a couple of seconds and was very bright.

I have it recorded on video :-) I'm at Trevors place at the moment, using his internet, I'll put together a short video later.

This was a large fireball, but it doesn't seem to have left any mark, probably all gone in the upper atmosphere before it reached the clouds.

How exciting!

cheers, Bird

#2 MvZ

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:34 PM

Now that sounds sweet, you seem to attract those kind of things on Jupiter... I wonder how you do that ;)

I can't wait to see the images though!

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:35 PM

Hi Bird

This is the second time within in a year you are taking my sleep away. Although I can't observe Jupiter from my location, I think I'll stay up and watch your post.

Congrats from Denmark.

I'm in chock over the results your are making. You are my astro hero

#4 Mitchell Duke

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:46 PM

Bird you are the man!!

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:10 PM

Unbelieveable. Congrats I can only imagine how you felt seeing it live

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:22 PM

Just caught a glimpse of the image on ice n space. Can't wait to see the video. Well this time Bird you got the whole thing. Congrats!

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:47 PM

Anthony:

I just got the email from John Rogers, and saw the iceinspace link. Spectacular!!!

What a find!

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:23 PM

Absolutely jaw dropping.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:31 PM

Great work, Bird! I was wondering if anyone would ever capture a transient event while imaging a planet. I should have known better ;)

Congratulations!

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:46 PM

Chris Go apparently saw it too!

But it looks like that side of Jupiter will rotate around to the night side before Jupiter rises in CA. Maybe Saturday morning?

-Tim.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:49 PM

Looks like Saturday at about 1200UT will be a good time.

Paul

Great work, Bird! I was wondering if anyone would ever capture a transient event while imaging a planet. I should have known better ;)

Congratulations!

Wayne



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Posted 03 June 2010 - 07:12 PM

If it's clear tomorrow morning, I'll get up anyway. ...just in case there was more than one rock! (like with SL-9)

-Tim

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 07:12 PM

congrats on capture again
superb

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:01 PM

great capture....just got an email from SpaceWeather.com with your image.

nice work

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:15 PM

That's just awesome Bird!!! Just saw the video on spaceweather.com. Unbelievable!!! Why is it that everything seems to happen on the other side of the planet? :)

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:22 PM

It's also kinda funny that this is happening on the same day as the press release saying last years impact was a rouge asteroid.....

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:36 PM

It's also kinda funny that this is happening on the same day as the press release saying last years impact was a rouge asteroid.....


My thoughts exactly!

I figured this on my own, probably wrong but...

IF, BIG IF!

If the impact is System2 and it's near CM33 - ~50* then it would be near SysII CM342
Here's what I calculate for next appearances:


WinJUPOS 8.3.0 (Jupiter), C.M. transit times, 2010/06/03 21:26
Object longitude: L2 = 342.0° + 0.0000°/d * (T - 2000 Jan 01.5)
Time interval: 2010 Jun 03.0 ... 2010 Jul 01.0
Output format: Date UT (C.M. of System 2)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2010 Jun 03 09:10 ( 342°) 19:05 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 04 05:01 ( 342°) 14:57 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 05 00:52 ( 342°) 10:48 ( 342°) 20:44 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 06 06:40 ( 342°) 16:35 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 07 02:31 ( 342°) 12:27 ( 342°) 22:22 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 08 08:18 ( 342°) 18:14 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 09 04:10 ( 342°) 14:05 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 10 00:01 ( 342°) 09:57 ( 342°) 19:52 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 11 05:48 ( 342°) 15:44 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 12 01:40 ( 342°) 11:35 ( 342°) 21:31 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 13 07:27 ( 342°) 17:22 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 14 03:18 ( 342°) 13:14 ( 342°) 23:10 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 15 09:05 ( 342°) 19:01 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 16 04:57 ( 342°) 14:52 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 17 00:48 ( 342°) 10:44 ( 342°) 20:39 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 18 06:35 ( 342°) 16:31 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 19 02:26 ( 342°) 12:22 ( 342°) 22:18 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 20 08:14 ( 342°) 18:09 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 21 04:05 ( 342°) 14:01 ( 342°) 23:56 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 22 09:52 ( 342°) 19:48 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 23 05:43 ( 342°) 15:39 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 24 01:35 ( 342°) 11:30 ( 342°) 21:26 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 25 07:22 ( 342°) 17:18 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 26 03:13 ( 342°) 13:09 ( 342°) 23:05 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 27 09:00 ( 342°) 18:56 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 28 04:52 ( 342°) 14:47 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 29 00:43 ( 342°) 10:39 ( 342°) 20:34 ( 342°)
2010 Jun 30 06:30 ( 342°) 16:26 ( 342°)

#18 Elias

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:37 PM

Congratulations, this is absolutely fantastic!
Just saw the video on Spaceweather.
This time you made history!

#19 zAmbonii

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 09:23 PM

Awesome!

Not sure If I am going to be able to do any Jupiter observing in the morning, or Sat morning (weather is supposed to suck) but I'm going to give it a try.

Maybe it may be a good idea for some of us to try the daylight imaging techniques! Like other said, maybe there will be some further impacts to come.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 09:58 PM

Holy cow! As a famous sportscaster was want to say. Cannot add much to this but just congratulations on capturing such an amazing event!

Glenn

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:14 PM

Here's a link to a page about this impact, includes a short video:

http://jupiter.samba...pact/index.html

cheers, Bird

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:27 PM

I couldn't resist with the video. Good data. Must process :).
I stacked all the frames in the video Bird posted above. I then stacked only the frames where the impact flare was visible, and did an overlay. I probably don't have the touch Bird would have with is processing, but here it is anyways.

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#23 PeteLawrence

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:42 PM

Well done Anthony. Seeing was poor from my location this morning but I tried! Here's a quick process taken at 03:34 UT. C/14 @ some focal ratio I'll calculate when I've had some sleep :)

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:44 PM

great!bird
congratulations

#25 Freddy WILLEMS

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:49 PM

Hi Bird,
Very nice capture again,
What CM was thet fireball ?
I don't think there will be something 'left over' visible..






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