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originally posted by: chelsealad
a reply to: jaws1975
I agree with you completely. I am sick and tired of every single abnormalitie been put down to a **expletive*** lensflare or something similar to that.
It's seems to be the flavour of the day.
originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: hesse
Why is everything a lens flare? Can't something BE unexplainable?
originally posted by: jaws1975
Op one of the things you will learn here very quickly is that no matter how convincing or intriguing a picture is, it will never ever be something other than a lens flare, hair, dead pixel, bird, etc etc. There is absolutely nothing in this universe that is beyond our understanding, and having an open mind is for wackjob, tinfoil hat wearing, crazy conspiracy theorist. Ok?
originally posted by: admirethedistance
originally posted by: Sharted
The last picture is quite cool. Anyone know what they could be? Hard to think it's an issue with the lens considering the number of them and how spread out they are.
Internal reflections from whatever instrument took the photo. The fact that they're in the same configuration, with the same spacing between them in multiple images of different areas is a dead giveaway.
Without knowing anything about the setup that took the pictures, I can't say for sure what exactly they're reflections of, but my guess would be mounting points for one of the mirrors...
The observations for the survey were taken between 1997 and 2001, at Mt. Hopkins, Arizona for the Northern Hemisphere data and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile, for the southern hemisphere.
100's of millions of money spent on the technology up there and we still get hairs and lens flare,
I don't even know why you kid yourselves so much, especially the poor efforts to divert the OP's image towards absolute crap comparisons.
It's a good find OP, and maybe we'll get a real answer for it one day.