Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Optical flash on Jupiter captured by Masayuki Tachikawa, Japan

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Optical flash on Jupiter captured at 18h22m12s (+/- 1 minute) on August 20 (UT). The video was taken by an amateur astronomer, Mr. Masayuki Tachikawa in Kumamoto city, using a Philips Toucam Pro2 attached to the telescope, Takahashi TAO-150 f1100mm with teleview power mate X5. Further information <a href="http://alpo-j.asahikawa-med.ac.jp/kk10/j100820r.htm">here</a> and <a href="http://chiron.mtk.nao.ac.jp/watanabe/optical-flash-on-jupiter">here</a>.