Jupiter Impact Update

The Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers had some excellent views of Jupiter Saturday night through my 8 in SCT and Jane’s 7 in refractor. The impact site was clearly distinguishable and we watched it rotate across the disk. We finished the evening with a quick look at the other blue planet, Neptune.

I’ve had a number of requests about future times for viewing the impact site. Here are the best transit times from tonight onwards for Pacific Summer Time – remember the site is visible for about 1 1/2 hours either side of these times.

7/28/2009 1:33 AM
7/30/2009 3:11 AM and 11:03 PM
8/1/2009 4:49 AM
8/2/2009 0:40 AM
8/4/2009 2:18 AM and 10:10 PM
8/6/2009 3:56 AM and 11:48 PM

All times calculated using the excellent Astromist application for PDAs available from astromist.com.