C/2016 R2 Dec. 25 High Contrast GIF
Taken by michael j├Ąger on December 25, 2017 @ Jauerling Austria
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Michael, you also captured two asteroids! Both are moving in opposite directions of the head of the comet. One is in the lower left of center and the other is in the upper right hand area.
Posted by richlite 2017-12-27 16:26:49
Great catch for both of you!!

Good eye richlite
Posted by Ron 2017-12-27 17:47:34
Are those two asteroids though? Or is it some sort of editing effect? I ask that because this gif is filled with moving dots that all seem to move in the same direction.

The only exception, which could be an asteroid for real, is a fast moving dot that dives in between the 2 last stars in the comets tail.

Awesome footage nonetheless!
Posted by Toni_4 2017-12-27 18:57:25
My first visit here to this site. I do believe I saw something pass by in this image located just to the left of the line of three stars in the lower right corner. Maybe just image noise, I dont know, as I said my first visit here.
Posted by william1180 2017-12-27 19:00:11
Are you sure these are not hot pixels? When multiple exposures are aligned and you have hot pixels you can come up moving spots that look like asteroids. It has happened to me.
Posted by cmharms2 2017-12-27 19:05:02
This CMOS chip has a few hot pixels.
The processing was done with flat but without dark.
For better presentation, the individual images were sharpened.
Sorry enjoys the comet structure, which is real
Posted by jeanc567 2017-12-27 19:33:02
Great catch, being right in time to catch events like this its always awesome !
There are also 9 slow moving objects that do not seem specs
Ive marked the spots, what do you think ?
Posted by skywatcher88 2017-12-28 08:26:35
Sorry, the real minor planets have a left-to-right movement, everything else is hot pixels. The weakest minor planets I see are 19m8 bright, consider these are blue images.
Regards MJ
Posted by jeanc567 2017-12-28 11:29:08
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