Saturday, March 11, 2006

Pinoy finds new red spot on Jupiter


A Cebuano amateur astronomer and astrophotographer gained recognition from the local and international astronomy communities, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States, for his recent discovery of a new red spot on planet Jupiter.

Christopher Go, a member of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) living in Mandaue City, found the spot on the planet using an 11-inch telescope and a CCD camera on Feb. 28 at 3:37 Philippine Standard Time (Feb. 27 at 19:37 Universal Time).

Go’s discovery, as captured in his photographs, was featured on various astronomy websites, such as www.spaceweather.com (on March 6), NASA’s website, Sky and Telescope (March 6 news) and www.space.com, among others.

Philippine Star 03/12/2006 | NASA 03/07/2006

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