Re: (IAAC) What!!!! OT
Actually, as pointed out on amastro, it's internal reflections from nearby
Beta Lyrae. I think I've seen a bunch of these while looking through POSS
prints at Dudley Observatory. Brian Skiff says you can see the difference
in the internal reflections and shadow pattern
between the Palomar Schmidt and the UK Schmidt are obvious in the by
comparing the reflection of alpha Cen at about 14h36m -59o30'.
Clear skies, Sue
----- Original Message -----
From: "Toney Burkhart" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 12:52 AM
Subject: Re: (IAAC) What!!!! OT
> Well I think I know what it truly is.
> Many years' back I obtained a complete set of Palomar Survey images on
> In the long wait, I had time to read a lot on information on the presses
of these microfiches.
> The person doing the work said that some of the original plates were not
kept as clean as one would have liked.
> Therefore, some of the original plates had burns on them and even a lot of
dust and were not cleaned before making back up copies. Therefore, what you
have downloaded was a spot where one of these is located.
> If I still had a microfiche viewer, I could search for more of these
oddities for your enjoyment.
> However, this is a very nice looking alien for a future Star Track move to
run across, don't you think <G>
> Clear Skies,
> Toney Burkhart
> San Francisco CA.
> Kim Gowney wrote:
> This is slightly off topic, but does anyone have any Idea about the
enormous space bug
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