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June 29, 2010

ALPO Conference Events/Presentations Posted

We’ve just posted the schedule of events and presentations for the ALPO Conference for July 29-31 in Jacksonville, FL.

For complete details on the conference, follow this link.

Dark skies,
Larry Owens
 
 

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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