Image of M34/Strange object

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Image of M34/Strange object

Postby andrewscomputers » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:05 pm

Hi all I had a go with my gpcam mono to try and get images of the stars,here is my first attempt after being outside for five hours with my camera and getting a few shots of m34 in the sky.The strange object I picked up in the southeast at between 11.02 to 11.15 pm and was moving across the sky,it looked like a figure of 8,any help appreciated.
Thanks
Andy
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Re: Image of M34/Strange object

Postby Jon O » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:53 pm

This is what the Space Station looked a bit like when I filmed a pass on my phone, a fly as my colleague described it!
Problem is, I don't think there are any visible passes over the UK around that time, they are mostly in the pre-dawn hours!
Though I could be wrong
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Re: Image of M34/Strange object

Postby andrewscomputers » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:11 pm

HI Jon o thats what I thought but I checked the satellites at that time on the heavensonearth website but showed none in that location at that time,I managed to track it manaully on my 8inch scope for a period of 10 minutes to get a proper focus on the object,also I got some video of the object.
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Re: Image of M34/Strange object

Postby Aratus » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:16 am

A bright light seen through an SCT which is slightly out of focus will yield a doughnut shaped image. Two lights close together would give the sort of photograph you have taken. You need to track for a longer period of time to get the dozen or so brighter stars of M34. There are brighter clusters to try if you want to give them a go. M45 for instance is very easy.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: Image of M34/Strange object

Postby andrewscomputers » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:16 pm

Hi Aratus thanks for the advice,I will try again when it is clear and we try to track and give the image a longer time.
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