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June 21, 2010

Mars Section Update

Please see the latest update to the Mars Observing and Alerts page.
http://www.alpo-astronomy.org/marsblog/?page_id=185
Good seeing,
Jim
 
 

June 3, 2010

Suspected Jupiter Impact Captured!

Anthony Wesley from Broken Hill, Australia and Christopher Go from Cebu City, Philippines have both captured a remarkable event in Jupiter’s atmosphere.

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Suspected Jupiter impact event captured by Anthony Wesley and Christopher Go!

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A video of the event by Christopher Go, Cebu City, Philippines:

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This is Anthony Wesley’s video of the event (30 sec, 45m avi)

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Anthony Wesley’s time and location data for this event:

2010-06-03 20:31:29UTC
CM1: 300
CM2: 33.8
CM3: 210.4

L1: 248.8
L2: 342.7
L3: 159.4

Latitude -16.1

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A color version of Anthony’s image can be found at this link.  Observers are encouraged to image the impact site to look for dark features caused by the event.  Please visit Christopher Go’s website for his images of the event (and for comparison images when hunting for impact artifacts).

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Here are some reappearance times for the impact area, thanks to Marc Delcroix and WinJUPOS:

WinJUPOS 8.3.0 (Jupiter), C.M. transit times, 2010/06/04 17:02
Object longitude: L2 = 346,8° + 1,0000°/d * (T – 2010 Jun 03,5)
Time interval: 2010 Jun 03,0 … 2010 Aug 01,0
Output format: Date UT (C.M. of System 2)
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2010 Jun 03 09:17 ( 346°) 19:14 ( 347°)
2010 Jun 04 05:10 ( 347°) 15:07 ( 348°)
2010 Jun 05 01:03 ( 348°) 10:59 ( 349°) 20:56 ( 349°)
2010 Jun 06 06:52 ( 349°) 16:49 ( 350°)
2010 Jun 07 02:45 ( 350°) 12:41 ( 351°) 22:38 ( 351°)
2010 Jun 08 08:34 ( 352°) 18:31 ( 352°)
2010 Jun 09 04:27 ( 352°) 14:23 ( 353°)
2010 Jun 10 00:20 ( 353°) 10:16 ( 354°) 20:13 ( 354°)
2010 Jun 11 06:09 ( 355°) 16:05 ( 355°)
2010 Jun 12 02:02 ( 356°) 11:58 ( 356°) 21:55 ( 357°)
2010 Jun 13 07:51 ( 357°) 17:47 ( 357°)
2010 Jun 14 03:44 ( 358°) 13:40 ( 358°) 23:36 ( 358°)
2010 Jun 15 09:33 ( 359°) 19:29 ( 359°)
2010 Jun 16 05:26 ( 0°) 15:22 ( 0°)

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May 26.2010

ALPO Jupiter Newsletter

The May 25 edition of the ALPO Jupiter Newsletter is now online.

It can be found at:

http://www.alpo-astronomy.org/jupiterblog/?p=32

or here:

http://mysite.verizon.net/macdouc/alpo/jovenews.htm

Clear Skies,
Craig in Tampa

 
 

May 20, 2010

Mars Section Updated

Please see the latest update to Mars observations called “Observations of the NPC fragment Cercropia”  See the update here or visit the Mars section website.

 
 

May 13,2010

The 2010 ALPO Observers Conference

Announcing the 2010 Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers Conference!
July 29th through July 31st
Jacksonville, Florida
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For details, please follow this link:

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Please follow this link to the Schedule of Events and Presentations

Here’s a link to the registration form:

alpo_2010_reg

If you’re having trouble opening the registration form, try this version:  2010_ALPO_Registration

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Follow this link to for map to the Kent Campus in Jacksonville:

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If you’re having trouble opening the map, please try this version: Map to the Kent Campus

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Follow this link for a campus map:

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If you have difficulty opening any link, please contact Larry Owens.

 
 

May 9, 2010

ALPOD for May 2010

An ALPOD has been posted for May 2010.  This is another excellent image by Anthony Wesley (Bird).

wesley_050810

Larry

 
 

May 9, 2010

Link to FireCapture Added

Hello everyone,

With increased interest in Firewire cameras for planetary imaging, I’ve just added 2 links to a capture program called FireCapture, created by TorstenEdelmann. The “beta” link is for a new version that supports PointGrey Research cameras such as the Flea3.  Please access these links under “Image Acquisition” in the right sidebar of our site.

Dark skies,

Larry

 
 

April 19, 2010

Mercury Section Update

Several images for 2009 were just posted on the “Mercury Observations and Alerts” page.

Please visit the Mercury Section, and here is a direct link to the latest images.

Dark skies,
Larry
 
 

April 18, 2010

Mars Section Update

The Mars section has just been updated with some recent observations.  The update is called “Observations of the ‘Blue Syrtis’ Phenomenon“.

Please visit the Mars Section or go directly to the Mars Observations and Alerts page.

Dark skies,
Larry
 
 

April 10, 2010

Saturn & Venus Sections Updated

I’ve just posted a large number of observations for Julius Benton.  Please visit both the Saturn and Venus sections and look under the “alerts and observations” links on each page.  The new observations are in the 2010 albums of each section.  Here’s a direct link to the Saturn observations, and here is a direct link to the Venus observations.

Larry

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