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Does a bright impact flash indicate it was maybe a large object impacting the surface?

It will be interesting to discover what caused the occurrence :think:

You will be getting us all wondering and speculating now Graeme. Thank you for sharing that mystery with us :smile:
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Probably an asteroid. There was one last August too.

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I remember back in the summer of 1994 watching comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 hit Jupiter. It was before I got into astro imaging so no photos but I had a Celestron C-8 at the time and we watched from my driveway and could clearly see the impact scars on the surface. We didn't see the actual impacts because they had happened earlier, I believe during daylight hours in Louisiana, but as they rotated back around it was quite a spectacle.
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Thanks very much for posting this, Graeme! I had missed it.

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Wow, pretty cool Graeme!
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Hi Graeme. An interesting link on this Jupiter impact. Like Greg, I too remember the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crash onto Jupiter in 1994. Further photos and investigation might lead to some answers about what happened. Thanks for posting this solar system news on here Graeme, and the very best of regards.
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Very nice!
I remember the impact of Shoemaker - Levy too. I stood in the garden with an observing buddy and a 10cm Vixen achromat. Like Astrobee said the impact itself was on the other side of Jupiter. A few hours later we could see the results: Dark spots.
The sketches were made later on Rijswijk Observatory with a C14. Google for better pictures. My sketching abilities weren't on the same level as now. The spots remained visible for some weeks if I remember well.
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