Jupiter impact morning of March 17, 00:18:45

3 years 2 months ago #105682 by jmckeon
After seeing a fb post about an impact on Jupiter, I realised I had caught the same impact when i went back through my videos:


Was anyone else imaging Jupiter at the same time? I recommend going back over your videos if you were.
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3 years 2 months ago #105683 by scfahy
Thats one for the records.
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3 years 2 months ago #105684 by Fermidox
Replied by Fermidox on topic Jupiter impact morning of March 17, 00:18:45
Great catch John, yours is easily the higher quality of the two videos. I see the Hubble people were contacted but they doubt if there would have been a visible scar. Still an awesome bolide though.
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3 years 2 months ago #105685 by flt158
Congratulations, John McKeon.

I have never seen anything such as this, and thank for putting it on You Tube.
I can make your video full screen!

Aubrey.
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3 years 2 months ago #105686 by Mike
Fantastic work John, a serendipitous discovery of importance! I’ am just thankful we weren’t on the receiving end of such an event, lucky we have a big brother Jupiter to deal with such cosmic events!

I83 Cherryvalley Observatory

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say; "I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER".
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3 years 2 months ago #105687 by Fermidox
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3 years 2 months ago #105688 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Jupiter impact morning of March 17, 00:18:45
Brilliant job John!
Well done! Great catch. Many congrats.
It just goes to show the great work that amateurs can make.
Michael.
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3 years 2 months ago #105689 by donalmcnamara
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Your video is looking good on Cloudy Nights too.
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3 years 2 months ago #105690 by Keith g
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An exceptional capture John, it's so impressive to see not only the initial impact but also the following plume being ejected from Jupiters atmosphere

Keith..

If a telescope can fit into your backyard it's too small. If you can't move it, it's too big." -- John Dobson
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3 years 2 months ago #105691 by johnomahony
Replied by johnomahony on topic Jupiter impact morning of March 17, 00:18:45
Superb capture. Right place at the right time. Well done !

The Lord giveth, the Revenue taketh away. (John 1:16)

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3 years 2 months ago #105692 by Paul Evans
Replied by Paul Evans on topic Jupiter impact morning of March 17, 00:18:45
This is a fabulous capture. I showed the video as part of my warm-up for the Kevin Nolan talk at the IAA this evening ending with "Congratulations to John on that excellent capture..." and the audience burst into spontaneous applause!

Kevin Nolan was also fantastic!

Well done.

Paul.

IAA Webmaster, IFAS Rep and Past President
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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #105693 by mykc
Congratulations on a great coup John. It's a deserved payoff for the dedication required to produce your wonderful time lapse videos.
Mike

Celestron 280 mm f/10 SCT
CG-5 mount
Toolbox full of bits n' bobs
Thermal underwear
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3 years 2 months ago #105694 by Fermidox
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1.5 million views in 3 days!!
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3 years 2 months ago #105695 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Jupiter impact morning of March 17, 00:18:45
Can we link this on the front page of the website? It deserves a special mention.
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3 years 2 months ago #105696 by yohan
Great catch John! Truly amazing to catch this on video, only yourself and another from Austria I think got it, truly fantastic! Keep on watching those skies :scope:
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3 years 2 months ago #105697 by Kinch
Fantastic - well done. I agree with Michael - it deserves a mention on the 'Front Page'.
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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #105698 by flt158
I agree too with Michael and Kinch.

Meanwhile on Russia Today (news TV channel), I just got the end of a news report mentioning that some Irish astronomer observed the impact and showed the very same video on a news bulletin as we have here. Unfortunately, I missed if they mentioned John McKeon.

Kind regards,

Aubrey.
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3 years 2 months ago #105699 by jmckeon
Replied by jmckeon on topic Jupiter impact morning of March 17, 00:18:45
Thanks all. The interest it is generating is really huge not just in the astronomy community. Great to see so many articles spreading the news.

I think this one might be the most infomative:
waterfordwhispersnews.com/2016/03/30/jup...age-say-astronomers/

:laugh:
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3 years 2 months ago #105701 by RandomPillars
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Hahaha. Brilliant article as usual from waterfordwhispers

"... quit trying to upset and disturb Dr. Venkman..."

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2 years 2 weeks ago - 2 years 2 weeks ago #106652 by Fermidox
Replied by Fermidox on topic Jupiter impact morning of March 17, 00:18:45
Another Jovian impact was apparently captured yesterday evening (May 26) by a French observer:



Finbarr.
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