Can you ID this object?
Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:13 PM
same image with exposure elevated. note, you have to click to download the full resolution picture from photobucket and zoom in to get a better look. This image was taken at 1:44AM CDT from downtown eau claire wiscosin. I believe it was pointed north eastish between Ursa Major and Perseus in that general area. Sorry I cannot give more detail. I thought i'd have crisper pictures but as it turns out, I think 1 second exposure time for a non tracking scope is too long?
Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:16 PM
Did you forget to stretch?
Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:50 PM
Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:40 PM
Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:35 PM
Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:58 PM
mars was not above the horizon at that point
Do you know what it is or are you just playing a game with us?
Posted 16 July 2014 - 07:08 PM
Posted 16 July 2014 - 07:27 PM
It's just an orange point of light in a black field.
Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:00 PM
I do not have a clue what it is. I've looked in stellarium and I cannot see anything that is similar, except the heart shaped nebula or whatever, but I don't think my scope was quite that far east
It's not a nebula or galaxy otherwise there'd be at least one star in the field of view. Considering it's a one second exposure it's either a very bright star or one of the bright planets. The odd shape is probably due to the scope/camera being bumped.
Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:43 AM
Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:12 AM
Since your image was taken through an eyepiece it's entirely possible that the image in the pic is simply a reflection.