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Old 08-19-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default Comet Ison: Weird Anomaly

I am usually not spreading the nonsense I see at various conspiracy sites, but this one IS puzzling.

Go the official FITS astronomical image viewer at:

http://hla.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/display...430+WFC3+F606W

and zoom out 2 or so times to get comet ISON in view.

Now click on the "darker" button 2 - 3 times, zoom around a little. Look at the comet.

You get this:





Obviously it cannot be the scope's cross-hairs since they would not be surrounded by dust.

Imaging anomalies due to long exposure??? All the other stars etc. in the images look normal.

Dafuq is this?
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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I, for one, welcome our new iced overlords.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
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Those are the tail lights of a Cylon Raider. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:48 PM   #4
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It's time to stock up on batteries. It's going to be a bumpy ride.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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Interesting
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:15 PM   #6
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Is this from an Earth based telescope or an orbiting telescope?
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #7
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They added that in just to see if people were watching.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #8
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Is this from an Earth based telescope or an orbiting telescope?
It's from Wide Field Camera 3 on Hubble.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:56 PM   #9
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It's from Wide Field Camera 3 on Hubble.
Is it possible these are planets and the line is a result of a long exposure?
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Whoa! Look at the latest image!

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The Necromongers are coming here, apparently...
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