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I was browsing Microsoft Worldwide Telescope Worldwide Telescope Microsoft and I saw these wierd images. One near to Canopus and one near Sirius. I click on them and there is no explanation. One of them looks like a bug. Maybe it's some jiant alien spacebug ship


Edited by Unstableiser - 6/22/08 at 4:12am
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Bump, anyone? It's really starting to scare me, I'm obsessed with it! What are they anyone? There must be some space nerds about
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the cross is from the internal mounting of the secondary mirror within the scope. appears the CCD camera bloomed on a bright star.
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mate that looks like a reflection of some kind....??

doubtful its extra terrestrial
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I know it's a mark or something on the telescope but I didn't know what it was exactly and why it was there lol. Sorry for the dramatification, I just thought it was funny because one looks like a bug
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See the mounting of the secondary mirror? This is called a Dobsonian mount which I own a 12" model for years now. When your out of focus on a bright star the secondary mouting fins give you the crosshairs that it's showing..

Here is a light path diagram for this type of scope:



Edit, oh and no aliens as of yet
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