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These images from the Lick Observatory's 120" Telescope show visible-wavelength speckle image reconstructions of Jupiter taken on July 18, 1994 at 04:29 UT (21:29 PDT) and 04:52 UT (21:52 PDT) , respectively.
Dark spots are clearly visible at the impact locations of comet fragments C, A, and E (or, possibly, F), These spots can be seen in the top portion of the image (C on the left, E on the right). As shown, the images are in the same orientation as they were acquired, with the south pole up and east on the left. The spots are approximately 4000 km in diameter on the surface of the planet.
The images were taken with the following parameters:
Wavelength: 550 nm Bandwidth: 40 nm Plate scale: 0.063 arc-sec/pixel Size: 750 x 750 pixels (appx 47 arc-sec x 47 arc-sec) Exposure time: 250 ms No. of frames: 40
Claire Max, Don Gavel, Erik Johansson, LLNL Mike Liu, UC Berkeley Bill Bradford, UC Santa Cruz
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