Planetary Sentinel

Anthony Wesley with scope
Anthony Wesley poses with his scope. Wesley is famous for discovering two impacts on Jupiter in the past year.
Anthony Wesley
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.

Click here to listen to the interview with Anthony Wesley.