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Fragment A Collision Animation


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Fragment A collision movie (sl9_fraga_lin.mpg)

This is a movie (MPEG format) of the Fragment A collision from Saturday 16/07/94. It consists of 100 frames taken on Calar Alto (Spain). It covers about 50min real time.

The bright object to the right is the closest Galilean satellite Io, moving slowly towards Jupiter and behind it. 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 intensity stretch in this movie is linear (see sl9_fraga_log.mpg).

We hope you'll enjoy it!

Movie production team: 

Christoph Birk, Norbert Weitzel, Rainer Koehler & Mathias Bachmann
(Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany)

Observers at Calar Alto:

Tom Herbst, Kurt Birkle, Ulrich Thiele 
(Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany) 

Doug Hamilton 
(Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany)

Hermann Boenhardt, Alex Fiedler, Karl-Heinz Mantel 
(Universitaets Sternwarte Muenchen, Germany) 

Jose Luis Ortiz 
(Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, Granada, Spain) 

Giovanni Calamai, Andrea Richichi 
(Osservatorio di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy) 

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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