That is the second that retired engineer Jose Luis Pereira captured footage of a chunk of area rock the scale of London clock tower Large Ben because it crashed into the planet Jupiter earlier this week. That is the primary time something of its variety has been recorded in Brazil and is one thing that Pereira had been attempting to seize for years.
Based mostly close to São Paulo, the Brazilian astronomy fanatic units up his Newtonian 275mm f/5.3 telescope and a QHY5III462C digicam to seize photos of Jupiter and different planets. His digicam was filming when he seen a fast flash of sunshine on the planet.
“To my shock, within the first video I seen a special glow on the planet, however I didn’t pay a lot consideration to it as I believed it is likely to be one thing associated to the parameters adopted, and I continued watching usually,”
Pereira advised Area.com that it wasn’t till the following day that he realised what he had captured. He despatched his information to the French Astronomical Society and acquired affirmation that he had captured an influence on September thirteenth at 10:39 GMT.
Mild on at Jupiter! Anybody residence? This brilliant influence flash was noticed yesterday on the enormous planet by astronomer José Luis Pereira.
Not a variety of information on the impacting object but however its more likely to be massive and/or quick!
— ESA Operations (@esaoperations) September 14, 2021