Asteroid And Comet And Galaxies
Taken by Kevin Witman on May 8, 2018 @ Cochranville, PA, USA
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Photo-bombed by two solar system interlopers. I have been collecting data over a series of nights for a portrait of the Leo Galaxy Triplet. Little did I realize until after the fact that asteroid 121 Hermione and faint periodic comet 74P Smirnova-Chernykh were also in the field of view. I created a GIF file blinking between the field of view on May 8 and on May 9, 2018. Each evening consists of a 6x11min stack of lights with corresponding darks, flats, and bias frames. The image was recorded using a Stellarvue 102ED refractor and a modified Canon XS DSLR, ISO800.
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Looks like you might have caught something else too! I zoomed in on your photo and noticed something else moving. Its faint, but its there. Probably nothing substantial, but still.

To find it, look STRAIGHT down from the Hyphen in your caption, there is a bright(er) star, its just to the right of it.

Hope you can find it. Gotta zoom in a decent amount, but once you find it, you cant UNFIND it.

Posted by Jabob2787 2018-07-04 22:28:22
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