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Something Huge Hit Jupiter Today

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Got a cousin in Charlotte who, not sure if he still is, was the main dude for Meck County Astronomers. Dude travels the world just for eclipses and showers etc.

For CAAC? Every time they meet I always have something I need to do. If he was out there for the Mercury transit (can't remember the park name, but it was off central), I did finally get to meet all of them though - including the head guy.

He had some insane gear. He might have even had a Max (http://www.meade.com/max).

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sounds like him. he lives right near me but i rarely see him. ran into him at the HT Park road. He was walking in as I was walking out and we got to gabbing.

Of course he ends up talking about space. He goes pstall, the sun has been quiet. Get ready and walks off. umm...wait. what do you mean? lol

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Ha, I will try to make it to a CAAC meeting soon and will mention it to him. His setup was astonishing, though. I think it was a Max with an additional 15k in modification - on top of his sun filter. I was floored.

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Slooh is running a live cam in the Canary Islands to check for if the impact left a scar of the sorts. http://events.slooh.com/

Really cool an Amateur Astronomer got the footage, and on an LX200 12"! Must have been a massive collision.

Anyone else an AA? I have a Meade LX800 that I used to run lapses on Saturn and The Orion Nebula through my laptop on crystal clear winter nights. Light pollution from downtown has made that less exciting, but I will go up to the mountains once every couple months and do that now.

Very cool man. I live in nyc and i dont have a car so i use an old school astroscan (sometimes i feel like a 12 year old) and go for deep space stuff. Gives me the portability i need but one day i really want to have a proper setup and do some photography.

Id love to have somethin like an lx800.

Post some pics guy!

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http://i.imgur.com/oUHBr.jpg

Jupiter just saved us from the mayan prophecy.

Classic jupes.

I don't know how you go about identifying where it specifically hit on the planet but here's the live solar system:

http://www.theplanetstoday.com/

It could have literally just saved the earth from something we may have never detected

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Very cool man. I live in nyc and i dont have a car so i use an old school astroscan (sometimes i feel like a 12 year old) and go for deep space stuff. Gives me the portability i need but one day i really want to have a proper setup and do some photography.

Id love to have somethin like an lx800.

Post some pics guy!

Nice! I have a buddy with an Astrocam up near Chapel Hill that I love to look through when I am up there. My 800 isn't very well suited for deep space since I can't get a very wide field of view (even modded), so I get a treat when I get to visit.

My scoping laptop is actually dead atm - had to order a new battery - but I will definitely post what I have grabbed since I have started imaging. And subsequent images as I get out there.

I had a fantastic capture of the Pleiades for my desktop wallpaper for a while that I would have posted but can't find it atm =/

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I don't know how you go about identifying where it specifically hit on the planet but here's the live solar system:

http://www.theplanetstoday.com/

It could have literally just saved the earth from something we may have never detected

Yeah, around this time, when Earth passes closer to Jupiter, you really don't want to learn about a surprise collision.

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I don't know how you go about identifying where it specifically hit on the planet but here's the live solar system:

http://www.theplanetstoday.com/

It could have literally just saved the earth from something we may have never detected

Joking but serious... Jupiter has probably saved our asses many many times.

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Nice! I have a buddy with an Astrocam up near Chapel Hill that I love to look through when I am up there. My 800 isn't very well suited for deep space since I can't get a very wide field of view (even modded), so I get a treat when I get to visit.

My scoping laptop is actually dead atm - had to order a new battery - but I will definitely post what I have grabbed since I have started imaging. And subsequent images as I get out there.

I had a fantastic capture of the Pleiades for my desktop wallpaper for a while that I would have posted but can't find it atm =/

Yea, the wide field and 30 sec setup definitely has its advantages. goIng camping in a couple weeks... Cant wait to get away from the light.

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Panthasan hit it.

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Panthasan hit it.

Wouldn't be the first time he hit something that large and gaseous.

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The Comet Empire.....

Can't be.

The Gamelons haven't attacked yet and everyone knows the Comet Empire won't attack until after we go to Iscandar.

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