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Weird spot in a starry sky quickie

 
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Oct 22, 2014 07:53 |  #1

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On the left side of the image, I noticed something that I thought was off so I thought I would ask what this would possibly be caused by. Was just messing around with my new to me Sony RX100 this morning on the way to work with my Ultra Pod.

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Oct 23, 2014 11:45 |  #2

Looks like a comet but I am not aware of one visible at the moment. Maybe it is a reflection or glare in the lens system.




  
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Oct 23, 2014 14:17 |  #3

It's not a comet . It would be a green spot if it were . Probably some type reflection .




  
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Oct 23, 2014 19:20 |  #4

It is green, and looks like a comet. Yet, the "tail" is pointing right into the terrestrial flare at the bottom right of the photo.

see this YouTube video by Jeff Sullivan showing something very similar with the tail pointing the other way
http://www.youtube.com …=UUyFWeMNzADktv​zuLhJFroHg (external link)


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Oct 23, 2014 20:18 |  #5
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Yeah, it's definitely green. I go with comet




  
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Oct 24, 2014 08:56 |  #6

Siding Spring ?? (Is it visible in the Northern Hemisphere)?




  
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Oct 24, 2014 09:18 |  #7

DavidWatts wrote in post #17229874 (external link)
It is green, and looks like a comet. Yet, the "tail" is pointing right into the terrestrial flare at the bottom right of the photo.

see this YouTube video by Jeff Sullivan showing something very similar with the tail pointing the other way
http://www.youtube.com …=UUyFWeMNzADktv​zuLhJFroHg (external link)

AFVisualPhoto wrote in post #17229955 (external link)
Yeah, it's definitely green. I go with comet

If you will notice in the video of those comets they all had a circular nucleus (head) and the tails all seem to shine straight out from the head in a long slim streak . Now if you click on the OPs' picture and let it take you to their Flickr page then click on all sizes top right corner and choose the largest picture so you can see te image better . You'll see there is no green color , the shape has a cigar like shape and the fan out is very short and fanned like a whisk broom . Then you can see and understand why i say it's not a comet . I've seen this before in images in the past but they have not been identified yet that i know of .




  
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Oct 24, 2014 10:37 |  #8

Anyone know of any rockets going up?


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Oct 24, 2014 10:46 as a reply to  @ beano's post |  #9

Strange.???


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Oct 25, 2014 07:19 |  #10

I was thinking it was maybe a flare but I tried the shot a few times and couldn't get it to happen again in reference to the same light and settings. I figured it was probably something common that I just wasn't aware of. Apologies for it not being the best shot or example to work with. I just hadn't seen anything like it appear in any other shots. I've got a few with satellites and this just looked oddly different to me. Figured maybe it was just the flare or possible a weird shooting star but the few I've seen before didn't make me feel 100% this was the same.


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Oct 25, 2014 08:19 as a reply to  @ modestglock26's post |  #11

That thing is pretty well defined in the 2048 version. How about posting the RAW file in a Dropbox link or at least a 100% crop of the RAW so that we can get a good look at it?


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Oct 25, 2014 08:47 |  #12

rrblint wrote in post #17232216 (external link)
That thing is pretty well defined in the 2048 version. How about posting the RAW file in a Dropbox link or at least a 100% crop of the RAW so that we can get a good look at it?

I only have the jpeg of it as I was trying out the Sony RX100 jpeg settings one morning as I was walking into work. It was just a car rooftop quickie. Wish I could be of more assistance.


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Oct 25, 2014 09:22 as a reply to  @ modestglock26's post |  #13

Is 2048 X 1365 the biggest file that the camera produces(about 3 MP) or can you provide a larger file, even if it is JPEG?


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Oct 25, 2014 09:30 |  #14

I shot it at 20mp on the large/fine settings on the RX100. I think those were viewable in full res on the flickr link for the image. Let me see what I can do.


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Oct 25, 2014 09:33 as a reply to  @ modestglock26's post |  #15

The largest that I see available is 2048 X 1365.


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