Summer 1995's Amazing Astronomical Event, and the incredible use of the Web that it spawned, were wonderful to watch.
There is still a lot of good stuff out there. One really good place is the JPL's Comet Shoemaker-Levy Home Page.
And the National Space Science Data Center has put up this page with cool stuff, too. (Some the same as at the JPL site, I think.)
The neat picture above was taken by an astronomer friend of mine, Steve Slivan, with an 8 inch telescope and a small CCD camera from the roof of building 37 here on campus. (Steve also teaches 12s23, "Observing the Stars and Planets," a truly wonderful course.) He has this to say about the image:
Image using Lynxx CCD on C8, no filter UT 1994 Jul 22, 02:34 MIT campus, Bldg. 37 Steve Slivan and Wayne Baumgartner additional equipment: 1 can of Coke 1 can of 3-in-1 household oil slotted screwdriver small adjustable wrench Impact G zone is on left; impact L zone is near center. (Zone K has JUST passed around the right limb) The satellite to the right of Jupiter is Io, headed behind the planet.
Anne's Other Random Stuff Page is sort of "up" from here...
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