List of sites holding images of the SL9-Jupiter crash

compiled by Hartmut Frommert

.. finally available as HTML file !

Also available as ascii file

Former "Preliminary list of sites holding images of the SL9-Jupiter crash", 27th edition. No more preliminary since the 17th edition, but:

Thanks to Chris Lewicki, this file has found a very good home on the famous ftp server (now accessible as web archive, Formerly, it could be accessed as follows:
  1. Anon ftp, including FTP-Mail, e.g. to
  2. Gopher to, go to "SEDS ANONYMOUS FTP SITE (FTP.SEDS.ORG) | astro | SL9 | sl9-list"
  3. On a WWW client, the URL is (still!) "" (the newest version always) or ""
Thanks to Christine Kronberg, the SL9 list has found a second home at the Munich Astro Archive,, where it can be accessed by HTTP (Web browsers) as European users should profit from the faster access to this place in Germany.


GOPHER: /pub/astro/SL9/images/recent 1/pub/astro/images/SL-9/

FTP: /astro-stuff/comet-sl9/ /pub/comet/  (infos and images) /pubinfo/comet/gif,/pubinfo/comet/jpeg (Hubble images) /pub/images/sl9/ /pub/sl9/image/ /pub/images/astro/SL9/ (mirrors several major sources)
? /pub/astro/comets/c1993e/ /pub/astro/images/SL-9/ /pc/gifslevy/ /pub/misc/astro/SL9/images/recent/ (mirrors SEDS) hst/pictures/comet-sl9/ (Most STSci + other images)

!! (M Purcell's SL9 photos)  (UH 2.2m and IRTF images)
!! (Water by SL9)  
!!  Jupiter Calibration
?  CTIO images
!!  (Pat Murphy's SL9 page, NRAO)    (Main STScI WWW site) (SL9 FAQ and some pix) (UCLA IR images)  (IR observations)  (McDonald Images)  (Gary Kronk's SL9 page)  (L. Livermore Nat. Lab., Lick pics) (NSSDC) (NSSDC, images) (Hubble image before crash)        (Over 1,440 images !)
               Stars.Galaxies.and.Amazing.Phenomena/Comet.Shoemaker-Levy9/ (ASP Teachers' Newsletter on SL9) (ESO images) (ESO images) (former ftp archive) (Animation A crash) (!! this list !!)  (SL9 impact image browser)       (SL9 Science Results, R.M. Elowitz)  (!! this list !!)       (based on this list, html page) (SL9 in Bill Arnett's Nine Planets tour)        (Munich Astronomy Archive)  Amateur image collection (MAA) (Effelsberg radio pix)             (IUE images)    (SL9 images)  (images by Pic du Midi Observatory, France) (French amateur pics)       (CDS Uni Strasbourg) (Comet directory)          (mirrors SEDS)


"SL9:IMPACT '94 CD-ROM": Sold Out!
Files: 714 images, 50 animations, 814 texts Software: OS/2, Dos, Win, Mac URL:
"Astronomie Software Service":
Pre-Impact images, animations, texts (released July 94) Software: OS/2, Dos, Win, Atari (this disk contains also general [non-SL9] astronomy stuff) Info: roth at (Daniel Roth)
Over 1000 images, text files Software: Dos, Win, Atari Info: roth at (Daniel Roth)
"Shoemaker-Levi Comet Collision with Jupiter":
Files: over 350 images, 16 animations Software: Win, Mac (advertised in the mags) Geppetto & Son Inc, Phone: (800)269-2605 (USA only), Fax +1(303)346-4003
"The Jupiter Impact":
Hundreds of images (gif, [probably Windows] bmp, pict), several animations Software: Win, Mac ASP, Catalog Department, 390 Ashton Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112, USA


The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
25 slide set, "The Jupiter Impact" (AS 230) Some slides are also included in the Keck Observatory series (AS 225) and pre-impact images in the HST Repair Mission set (AS 319). Address: 390 Ashton Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112, USA e-mail: asp at (customer correspondence) Phone: +1 (415) 337 2624, Toll free (U.S. only): 800 335 2624 Fax: +1 (415) 337 5205 URL:
Holiday Film Corporation
20 slide set, of HST images of the impact (20-HST4) Address: P.O.Box 619, 12607 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90608, USA Phone: Toll free (U.S. only): 800 345 6707 Fax: +1 (310) 693 4756 URL:
Sky Publishing Corporation
19 slide set, "Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9" (S0109) - currently out of stock Address: P.O.Box 9111, Belmont, MA 02178-9111, USA Phone: +1 (617) 864 7360, Toll free (U.S. only): 800 253 0245 Fax: +1 (617) 864 6117 URL:


  • "Der Jupiter-Crash", by D. Fischer and H. Heuseler. Birkhaeuser Verlag, P.O.B. 133, CH-4010 Basel, Switzerland; 1994. 236 p., ISBN 3-7643-5116-0, German language.
  • "The Great Comet Crash", by J.G. Spencer and J. Mitton. Cambridge UP, 1995. 128 p., ISBN 0-521-48274-7.
  • "Impact Jupiter: The Crash of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9", by David H. Levy, Plenum, New York, 1995.
  • Videos:

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