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#1 Alnitak2009

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 08:54 PM

Hi all,

 

Here is a closeup of the star Enif and some dimmer stars. The dimmer stars show a faint reflection to the right. I manually guided this 5 minute exposure at ISO 100 through my Meade 80mm APO and reducer/flattener.

 

These low brightness areas to the the right of some stars is baffling? Can't be star trails because my 80mm APO was piggybacked atop a 16" SCT and I  manually guided with a 12.5mm reticle eyepiece. Must be something in my imagining train? But where?

 

Also Enif has what appears to be a cloud or something to the lower right? I took several imaging and they all show the same thing. Weird.

 

Anyone have any idea what the low brightness areas can be? If no trailing?

 

Don

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