In the past two years, Australian amateur astrophotographer Anthony Wesley has discovered not one, but two impacts on Jupiter. That’s two more than the entire worldwide community of professional astronomers have discovered since the 21 large fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into the giant planet in July 1994.
Why does Wesley shoot the planets and not other objects? What equipment does he use? How long does he observe the planets each time?
In this 12-minute audio interview, S&T imaging editor Sean Walker discusses these and other issues with the now-famous Aussie astrophotographer.