Brazilian amateur astronomer detects collision on celestial blide with Jpiter

Manja that thing about come meteor? It worked with Jovian operating systems. Jpiter was violently hit by an asteroid or comet on Monday night (). Electronic a Brazilian was the one to register the knock first.

About dies 15they would15 I turned on the electronic telescope the electronic camera started tweaking operating system parameters on capture, says amateur astronomer Jos Luis Pereira, at So Caetano performs Sul (SP). To my surprise, zero video I noticed a brightness different from zero planet first.

Pereira thought at the beginning that period something more linked to the performance adjustments than to the planet. However it happened simply in the period that. In fact, Jpiter was impacted by an object t 16they would19 (from Braslia) perform day 09 in September.

The Brazilian amateur astronomer is part of the DeTeCt program on monitoring 2 gas giant planets, using a Newtonian telescope with 275 mm over primary mirror, looking for events like these (as well as changes in the atmosphere that can be documented). I only checked the result on the morning perform day 16, when the program alerted me to the high probability of impact, says Pereira .

Jos Luis Pereira with his telescope. (Credit: Jos Luis Pereira)

The result has been reported, electronic now perform rest perform astronomers are looking for independent observations in the world. The coordinator of the DeTeCt project, the Frenchman Marc Delcroix, indicates that a professional observatory in France, with a 45 cm telescope, has also registered, in addition to a third observer in Germany. However, these parallel records have not yet been made official, highlights Pereira. I think from today (15) to tomorrow (13) we will have some confirmation in this regard.

Jpiter is a preferred target for zero asteroids Sun System, with its electronic gravity size, on the way that the event, although unusual, surprising zero. It is worth remembering at this time the biggest impact l monitored with the planet, which occurred in 853, when comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, after sony ericsson fragmented at least 39 pieces, collided with Jpiter over six days.

Those impacts left observable marks on Jpiter for several weeks , recorded in detail by the Hubble Space Telescope. Now, operating system astronomers will look for signals left by the new collision. Electronic for those who come from the meteor group, it is worth remembering that Jpiter has a diameter eleven times larger than the Earth’s. The display observed by Pereira has a size comparable to the carry out on our planet.

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