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2007-Nov-03, 05:51 PM
Hi everyone I was reading an asto forum, someone got a weird pic last night, I think it is a refelection but I may be wrong, may I ask for your opinions

Thank You



2007-Nov-03, 10:28 PM
I looked at the CyberSky4 Atlas . Normally nothing should be there indeed .
Here's a screenshot of the atlas at the same location of the picture.
Maybe you should post this in the Astrophotography thread .

2007-Nov-04, 01:11 AM
Hi bmpbmp.

The person that took that photo is defineately on to something new. I compared it to a Hubble image of same area from 2004, there is nothing there on the hubble photo.

That person should contact the nearest observatory and report his discovery!

Image attacth is a comparision crop with the Hubbles Scopes photo.

2007-Nov-04, 01:17 AM
yes but what could it possibly be

2007-Nov-04, 01:45 AM
There are three things i can think of off the top of my head.

1. A Comet, asteriod, which could be confirmed by takeing photos on various nights.

2. The person caught the beginings of a Planetary Nebula Formation not previously detected.

3. The person caught a GRB After Glow

#2 & 3 could be confirmed by an observatory. Which is why the person should contact one as soon as possible

2007-Nov-04, 05:25 AM
I got curious and had a look at this area with the campus observatory's 0.4m telescope after the night's comet images (starting about 0510 UT on Nov. 4). There's nothing clearly nonstellar in a 5m exposure (see attachment), and nothing at the indicated position. If it was a real object and in fact resolved, it must have moved outside this 20x30-arcminute field.

2007-Nov-04, 05:22 PM
ngc3314 your shot is a little high i think. The object is just below where your picture cuts off.