Refractor diffraction spikes?
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:24 PM
In an image I recently took with my Orion ED80 I noticed two diffraction like spike things on Ori - HIP 262141 (the really bright star on the right of the image). Is this normal or is there something in my optical train that could be causing this? I don't really mind it, I think it adds to the image, just curious why its there.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:04 PM
I've seen worse, I had to look pretty hard to see it. It's possible something very small is protruding into the light path... but it's not much. I get one or two stars every once in a while with my AT65EDQ that do that.