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Monday, July 04, 2005


It's Comet Clobberin' time

Deep Impact has released it's projectile, and around 3:50 pm AEST the projectile will collide with comet Temple 1. Further information is over at Bad Astronomy Blog, Tom's Astronomy Blog and Astronomy Blog (which directs you back here). Tom's Astronomy Blog has a better list of Web cams for the live impact than me. But I'll repost mine and pinch his formatting to make my list more readable.

Kitt peak will be broadcasting image updates every 45 seconds for the hour before and after impact time.

Mauna Kea will be broadcasting near-realtime images from its 11" Celstron instrument on the night of the impact.

The Small Telescope Science program should have images from participants fairly soon after the event.


In Australia the Charles Sturt University will be watching the skies with their remote telescope.

I'm at the Planetary Society's "Comet Bash" event, blogging live. At http://www.2020hindsight.org/
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