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Fragment A Collision Animation


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Fragment A collision movie (fraga55.mpg)

This is a beta release of a movie (in MPEG format) of the Fragment A collision from Saturday 16/07/94. It consists of 55 frames taken on Calar Alto (Spain).

The bright object to the right is the closest Galilean satellite Io, moving slowly towards Jupiter. The fainter oval structure in the southern hemisphere is the well-known Great Red Spot. The impact appears above the southeast (lower left) limb of the planet.

The bright spots near the Great Red Spot appearing in some frames are not real, but bad pixels, they will be corrected in the final release of the movie.

We hope you'll enjoy it!

Christoph Birk, Norbert Weitzel, Rainer K\"ohler & Mathias Bachmann

Contact: Mark McCaughrean, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie 
         Koenigstuhl 17, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany 
         Phone: (49) 6221 528 303 
         FAX:   (49) 6221 528 246 
         e-mail (Internet)

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