I'm new to the world of Astronomy / AP.. But I think I saw something cool..
I have a Nexstar 8SE, with a f/6.3 focal reducer, and Nikon D5300..
And I was idly watching Betelgeuse last night, testing out the camera - when I saw big bursts on about 20 of my photos.. And then nothing in the next 128 subs I took..
Taken with exposure time of 1.5sec, and ISO 800..
Could someone tell me if I'm witnessing a huge electromagnetic burst of energy from a star about to go supernova.. Or just a peculiarity in the optics?
I've attached a little extra bit of the photo so you can see some other stars for comparison..
(a mystified) Carl
PS.. Lens flare or not.. It's still going on the wall!
Edited by tonysnail, 02 December 2021 - 07:50 PM.