14 September 2012
Jupiter being impacted by Space rock!
Watch this brief video clip of a space rock hitting the face of Jupiter.
The impact was caught by George Hall from Dallas, Texas.
According to Hall on his website, the video was captured using a 12" LX200GPS, 3x Televue Barlow lens and Point Grey Flea 3 camera with Astro IIDC software.
This is an incredible catch for an amateur astronomer. This proves that amateur Astronomers are a valuable asset to science and observation of our solar system or else. Here you can clearly see that when you are out there, anything can happen!
Get out and stare at the night sky, you never know what will happen!
Posted by Stefan Lamoureux