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zAmbonii
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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: bunyon]
      #5414670 - 09/11/12 07:01 AM

Ok here goes it. This is a stretch, but I am kinda itching to find something. The meridian position seems to be about right, but I think it is a bit South of where an impact should but....but who knows. I have plenty of other .avis, but I need to clear space on my hard drive and transfer them from my laptop so it may not be till this afternoon before I get to them

Here is a link to an animation with other images.

Also included the fireball image scaled and rotated to try and match my captures.

Here is my stretch:

Possible impact scar on Jupiter? 9/11/12 by zAmb0ni, on Flickr


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Jerre
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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: zAmbonii]
      #5414703 - 09/11/12 07:32 AM

Perhaps analysing the images in JUPOS would give a clue

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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: Jerre]
      #5414710 - 09/11/12 07:39 AM

An impact feature would likely be jet black and unmistakable. Doesn't look promising at this point but but's still fun looking. I didn't see anything interesting through my C8 in very good seeing.

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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: GaryJCarter]
      #5414726 - 09/11/12 07:49 AM

Quote:

It appears George Hall caught this on video....see http://georgeastro.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/3/4/13344093/jupiterimpact.jpg




Awesome I saw no marks this am in processed final


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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #5414755 - 09/11/12 08:29 AM

You'd have to have something clear that wasn't there yesterday, before the impact. I suspect lots of little niggly things hanging off the festoons between EBs could look like an impact under the right (or, rather, wrong) conditions.

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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: bunyon]
      #5415057 - 09/11/12 11:55 AM

Dan, congradulations on witnessing this rare event! I've got some above average conditions tonight and am hoping for some decent Jupiter data.

Regards,
Steve


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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: sfugardi]
      #5415108 - 09/11/12 12:20 PM

Indeed congratulations to Dan! The frequency of these events is quite interesting. Strange the Galileo orbiter never caught one in all the time it was there - but it did record the SL9 impact as it was approaching Jupiter.

Glenn


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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5415143 - 09/11/12 12:39 PM

Dan, congratulations !

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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: CPellier]
      #5415446 - 09/11/12 02:48 PM Attachment (127 downloads)

Hi guys:

Here is a WinJupos computer simulation of where this unknown and previously undetected comet produced it's two second in duration and about a 100 mile wide fireball as it entered Jupiter's atmosphere at a velocity probably in excess of 20,000 feet per second. Had such an object hit our Earth it would have been a bad hair day to say the least. The large white mark on Jupiter's eastern limb is where the impact occurred.

Thanks to all for your time and kind words, and to Kyle Cudworth and the four other professional astronomers and staff at the Yerkes Observatory for helping me to report this interesting solar system event.

Best regards and cheers, Dan Petersen

Edited by siriusc (09/12/12 01:03 PM)


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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: siriusc]
      #5415476 - 09/11/12 03:03 PM

Is it just my old eyes or does the impact point in George Hall 's video frame look to be below the southern edge of the NEB rather than within it as shown in the WINJUPOS simulation. I just want to make sure I'm looking in the right place tonight.
Alan C.


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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: clitherowclan]
      #5415479 - 09/11/12 03:05 PM

Yes, Alan, I see it in the video as between the two EBs.

Of course, I also spent five minutes trying to get that jpg to play.


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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: bunyon]
      #5415502 - 09/11/12 03:16 PM

Me too, I just kept stabbing at that old play button until I finally realized it was a screen shot; Doh!
A C.


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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: bunyon]
      #5415505 - 09/11/12 03:17 PM Attachment (86 downloads)

Yea, I was going to say that I have seen two images that say the impact was in the NEB, but when I did a comparison last night between my image aligned with the GRS, it looked to be in the middle of the EZ.

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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: siriusc]
      #5415586 - 09/11/12 03:57 PM

Congrats Dan, I saw in spaceweather.com credit to you and a link to George Hall's 4 second video here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19299984@N08/7976507568


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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5415666 - 09/11/12 04:29 PM

Hi Jason:

Thanks for the information, I like your Mars avatar.

I hope to get down to Florida this winter and do some imaging. The Chiefland Astronomy Village is one of my favorite places in the Sunshine State. Their skies are so filled with stars that it takes your breath away, I envy all the friends I have living there.

Regards, Dan Petersen


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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: siriusc]
      #5415683 - 09/11/12 04:37 PM

Hey Dan,

Thanks for the Mars avatar comment too (your encouragement years ago when I was a newbie on Amart also helped!)

BTW, that video is going viral! In a matter of minutes, it's gone up by thousands of hits! A news guy from Fox News just asked George Hall for an interview on the Flikr comments thread to do a story on it tonight. Hope they contact you too!

Also, you're welcome to stop in anytime if your in my neck of the woods (I'm just North of Orlando about 12 miles, although Chiefland's a bit of a drive from here, been there a couple of times, but if you come down by me you can PM me if you're in the area.) There's are some other nice dark sky locations south of here too (the campgrounds at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, not near Kissimmee, but somewhat further south have really dark skies, and is Astronomy friendly too!

Jason W. Higley


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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5415698 - 09/11/12 04:45 PM

Thanks zAmbonii for that .gif image ! Looks great.

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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5415817 - 09/11/12 05:57 PM

There is also a story about the impact on Space.com.

Paul


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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: siriusc]
      #5415832 - 09/11/12 06:06 PM

Hello to everybody, worldwide!

Here is a first hand observation report of this event.

Looking through my telescope at 6:35am local time, about ten minutes after sunrise, I could see Jupiter's elliptical globe shining with a yellowish hue. The Great Red Spot was approaching Jupiter's meridian and displaying a beautiful salmon color and etched full of detail. Jup's enormous cloud belts and zones were lit up in high resolution from it's north pole all the way to it's southern one. Then, all of a sudden a brilliant pinpoint of blazing white light started to grow and brighten just inside Jupiter's morning limb, this was in stark contrast to the planets yellowish color, its shape was slightly elliptical in it's north/south axis and was about as bright in appearance as a 4th magnitude star. I couldn't help but smile when I saw what was happening, a one in a trillion sight I thought. Then, just as rapidly as it appeared it started to dim until another second had past and it was forever gone. I just sat there and remembered thinking how amazing and surreal this all seems and how fortunate I was to observe this celestial fireball. I kept observing hoping there would be more impacts, maybe much larger ones. I may have been the only person on Earth to view this spectacle. I thank the creator of heaven and earth for giving me this privilege, it was an awesome sight, one that I will remember for the rest of my life!

Cheers, enjoy the night sky! Dan Petersen

Edited by siriusc (09/11/12 06:11 PM)


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Re: I observed an explosion on Jupiter this morning! new [Re: Freddy WILLEMS]
      #5415908 - 09/11/12 06:48 PM

Congratulations on observing such a rare event!

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