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Three Galaxies and Three Asteroids

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#1 CapnRon

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 12:56 AM

I guess I never thought about the fact that asteroids are considered minor planets and I never paid much attention to this forum's title, I just associated it with planetary imaging.  But it turns out I 'accidentally' imaged three asteroids, while trying to image a triplet of galaxies in Leo (not the famous ones), that led to this thread in "Beginning Deep Sky Imaging "

  https://www.cloudyni...nd-win-a-prize/

 

So I guess it is appropriate that I add my clip of the asteroids, Pasternak, Santana and Buckwald as they passed thru NGC3371 last Saturday night.

 

Asteroid3sm.gif

 

The moving stars were an interesting puzzle and the answer (of all the possibilities) was the most unexpected, by me!

 

Now I know what to look for.


Edited by CapnRon, 26 February 2021 - 12:57 AM.

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#2 chanrobi

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 01:24 AM

Very cool. Never even thought to look for such things in my subs ....


Edited by chanrobi, 26 February 2021 - 01:25 AM.


#3 ziggeman

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 01:43 AM

cool :) du you know the asteroids identities? Their all moving at the same pace. It is not sattellites..Starlink?



#4 Tapio

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 02:57 AM

cool smile.gif du you know the asteroids identities? Their all moving at the same pace. It is not sattellites..Starlink?

It was solved in another thread:
https://www.cloudyni...nd-win-a-prize/


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#5 Sunspot

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 09:34 PM

BTW, the asteroid Santana is named in honor of Carlos Santana. Very cool and a nice catch!



#6 CapnRon

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 10:22 PM

Yes, an author, a mathematician and a rock band leader; quite a group.  Or as Carlos might sing,  very  SMOOOTH!


Edited by CapnRon, 26 February 2021 - 10:23 PM.

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