Interesting deep space footage shows what appears to be a massive object crashing into Jupiter. The event was recorded in mid March and has set the Astronomy world on fire.
John McKeon was recording the transit of Jupiter’s moons Io and Ganymede from Swords, Ireland, when he spotted the event. He used an 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and his ASI120mm camera. He posted the video on YouTube.
“The original purpose of the imaging session was to get this time-lapse, with a happy coincidence of the impact in the second, last capture of the night,” McKeon wrote.
Gerrit Kernbauer of Modling, Austria, also recorded video of the event using a Skywatcher Newton 200/1000 Telescope. Here’s a look at his video.
Astronomers recently praised “backyard amateur astronomers” for bringing these events to the light. They have also stated that social media has been a huge boost towards the interest of astronomy.