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Did anyone get double star Zeta Piscium?

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#1 Darren Drake

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 04:48 AM

It is a 5th and 6th mag double with a separation of 22 arcseconds and was about a half degree away.  We were analyzing some very high res images taken and found a pic that easily resolved it and a few other dimmer stars in that region of a beautiful corona shot.  Did anyone else capture this?  The pic isn't mine so I can't share here at this moment..



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Posted 13 April 2024 - 08:00 AM

I think I caught several (around 25) faint stars in the “NW” quadrant from the eclipse.  I was wondering at first if they were hot pixels but at slower shutter speeds, they show up as small streaks due to the mirror slap of my SLR.  I haven’t done anything with the raw image yet but they are pretty clear and sharp in the JPEG.  Unfortunately, they don’t show up well in the reduced resolution to meet forum requirements.

 

 

53651920458_5ab2852af9_k.jpg5351317B-01FD-460B-B2E2-7A7EA325117E by majmontana, on Flickr

 

53653372485_4f026547c8_o.jpgIMG_2866 by majmontana, on Flickr
 


Edited by maj, 14 April 2024 - 07:44 AM.

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 08:59 AM

I did, as I mentioned in the thread about the comet. So far, I've identified Zeta Piscium B and A at mags. 6.4 and 5.8, Epsilon Piscium at 4.4 and 88 Piscium at 6.2. Zeta and 88 are to the left of the Sun, and Epsilon is to the right, several solar radii away.

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 11:32 AM

I have yet to analysis what stars I captured.

 

I did see two stars to the left and thought perhaps I was getting reflections from my flattener, but did a quick check and it is a double star.

 

I wont be able to do any real processing until next week unfortunately.



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Posted 13 April 2024 - 01:07 PM

I also haven't analyzed which starts are which, but there's plenty to be had.

 

Here's an image. zoom in and look around (the double can be seen around 11 o'clock). There's another double far lower left.

 
Series 2 aligned To stars radials whiter 25% Res
 
Series 2 aligned To stars radials whiter COMET
 

Wait a minute... what the heck is that streak between 10 and 11 far left. Almost looks like a comet to me (not THE comet). Could be local though. A jet trail? Seems awfully small for that. Shows up in same place over at least a minutes time or so...

 

 

Ok what the heck. Why are my photos showing up so small. I'm uploading high res...


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Posted 13 April 2024 - 01:45 PM

Wait a minute... what the heck is that streak between 10 and 11 far lthough. A jet trail? Seems awfully small for that. Shows up in same place over at least a minutes time or so...



Based on it's position in your image, that appears to be SOHO-5008, a Kreutz sungrazer that was discovered just before the eclipse and has disintegrated since. It's noted on spaceweather.com
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Posted 13 April 2024 - 02:00 PM

I just reviewed some of my images. In my 1/2 sec exposures (f/11 @ ISO 1600) I see a corresponding "smudge" in that position, so it looks like I captured it too, although it's hardly recognizable as a comet.

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 03:03 PM

Hey, that's amazing! I saw the double star in my images (and a bunch of others down to around mag 7-ish, some ringing artifact in this image process) and thought that was cool enough, but I found SOHO-5008 too! Extreme left of frame

ASI6200MC / Redcat 51

#mind blown#

 

HDR 6331-6345 PS blue comet.jpg


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Posted 14 April 2024 - 12:31 PM

Despite the nasty high level clouds, I have it as well.  Exciting!

 

This image really isn't processed except to quickly expose the comet.

 

53653563726_3b2b42ff88_h.jpgComet SOHO-5008 by Daniel McCauley, on Flickr


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Posted 14 April 2024 - 01:34 PM

This is pretty cool.

If anyone gets an image processed 'for' the comet (dan?), maybe we can start a thread for it. When I get some time, I plan to stack all my totality photos of higher exposure, cropped to SOHO-5008, to see if I can get it looking halfway decent. When I zoom in at full res, it does actually "look like" a comet to some degree. 

 

I did notice it moved a bit over the course of totality.


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