View Full Version : Does transient shape mean anything for KBO recognition?

2012-Jul-02, 10:06 PM
Image 5/1325179p.ccd30.48.0001.164 displays two different shapes of transients. Transient II-X-63830 displays an oblong shape and transient II-X-63831 displays a circular shape.

89 91 (an additional image of oblong shaped transients)


My questions to the science team are as follows: Is the circular shaped transient more likely to be a variable star? Is the oblong shaped transient more likely to be a identified as a KBO? Does transient 'shape' after image subtraction mean anything after all?