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Quote:EDIT: I have looked at the current (this week's) images as you suggested. Those I saw did not represent the visual appearance of the two nodules very well - the size of the large one or even the fact that there are two close together. The image Dan used is in comparison correct apart from the insufficient brightness of the larger nodule.
Quote:(Regarding the bright spots) There were none until late August, then three were prominent in hi-res images on Aug.29, expanding into cute little rifts by Sep.1, but I haven't been following them since. Your message suggests that they are coming and going rather rapidly and perhaps proliferating. I think they represent the return of normal activity in the NEB as it settles down after the Revival, but only further obs'ns will tell, as Jupiter has not been in this situation for nearly a hundred years!
Quote: so i wasn't about to make another attempt to convince...
Quote:Thanks Anthony and Freddy for your congratulations.Yes Freddy, it has been interesting! A couple of minutes ago I just turned down another interview, this one was a TV reporter from KSTP in St. Paul, Minnesota. The chief editor of Sky & Telescope wanted an interview too, I just referred her to this forum post for information about my Jupiter impact observation. I didn't do anything to deserve to be put on TV or in a magazine. What does it say in the bible, The heavens declare the glory of God. He deserves the credit for everything that is up there. Each clear night I look up and enjoy the grandest show of all!Best Regards, Dan Petersen
Quote: i was very eager to grab my tele-toy & gander upon the night sky... start focusing on what i think is it's tail, only to finally find Pluto, spinning out of control! I'm not attempting to swing this post elsewhere, That is an amazing sight to share. A couple nights prior, i thought i again seen objects breaking into much small pieces heading towards our gas-giant Jupiter. however it was quite cold that night, not to mention my line of sight, had me at nearly at a 90 degree angle to center Jupiter in my eyepiece. so i wasn't about to make another attempt to convince...Thanks again, & Clear skies to everyone -- seized
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