Comet Ison: Weird Anomaly

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  1. flexy

    flexy Diamond Member

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    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/displa...6w_v1&autoscale=&title=Ison+130430+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:

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    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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  2. Tim

    Tim Diamond Member

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    I, for one, welcome our new iced overlords.
     
  3. dank69

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    Those are the tail lights of a Cylon Raider. Nothing to worry about.
     
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    Pocatello Diamond Member

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    It's time to stock up on batteries. It's going to be a bumpy ride.
     
  5. mnewsham

    mnewsham Lifer

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    [​IMG]

    Interesting
     
  6. JulesMaximus

    JulesMaximus No Lifer

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    Is this from an Earth based telescope or an orbiting telescope?
     
  7. ImpulsE69

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    They added that in just to see if people were watching.
     
  8. Oceanas

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    It's from Wide Field Camera 3 on Hubble.
     
  9. JulesMaximus

    JulesMaximus No Lifer

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    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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  12. Kadarin

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    The Necromongers are coming here, apparently...