Monday, 22 December 2014

Anomaly near Lesser Magellanic Cloud

While shooting Geminids on 15 December 2014, I came across the anomaly. It is most likely to be a flash from a small asteroid, but the third frame seems to indicate the absence of an associated very faint 9th magnitude star. While unlikely,might this be an extinction ?

Under high magnification, but with no post-processing other than addition of a target circle.  These are 13 second frames.

Peter Quinton
December 2014

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