QUOTE (Sunspot @ Jun 3 2010, 11:15 AM)
Again, Anthony Wesley is not credited with the discovery by name.
The omission is especially striking in light of the press release's comments about the value of cooperation between professional and amateur astronomers.
>>"This solitary event caught us by surprise, and we can only see the aftermath of the impact, ....
>>The recent impact underscores the important work performed by amateur astronomers.
>>"This event beautifully illustrates how amateur and professional astronomers can work together..."
It's interesting that the paper noted
several messages up thread, which looks as though it might be the standard scholarly account of the impact discovered by Wesley, and which is cited in the Hubble paper, includes Wesley as second author. And it's also pleasing that wikipedia
says that the 2009 Jupiter impact event is "occasionally referred to as the Wesley impact."