Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Impact! Jupiter

Recently while at the McDonald Observatory my wife and I got a chance to view the impact site on Jupiter using the Bash visitor's center's LX200. I've read some reports that say the impact spot is growing. I'm planning on trying to take a look tonight in my Lightbridge (16") or my 10" Dob.

The impact spot is very small so it will require steady sky and high magnification. I encourage you to get your scopes out and look up.

Some info and videos on the impact that happen on Jupiter.

Following is a dumb video: