posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 10:32 AM
Photos aren't going to do much good since your cameras won't capture enough information to identify its position. We need to know what stars are
If you don't have sky maps that identify constellations like Cassiopea, Bootes, Ursa Minor, and so forth, then you need one. It's not enough to say
"I see a weird star in the sky" -- how do you know it's not supposed to be there if you don't really know what the sky looks like?
Check out this planetarium's home page with info about the sky:
AND... get yourself their sky map. Go outside, find the major constellations, and mark on the chart where you are seeing the star:
In order to find out what it really is, we need to know:
* are you all looking at the same thing?
* just exactly where is it?
* once you know what the constellations are, what part of which constellation is it in?
* do you see it throughout the evening or only at certain times?
* does it change position (move closer to other stars or move into another constellation) during the evening?
Then we can look it up with even better software and figure out what it is. There IS a new comet in the skies ... and there are a lot of
If you like informational videos, here's a nice one on the February sky:
So please go tell us what you are seeing and where you are seeing it. Saying "I see a strange star" is rather like saying "I see a strange white
car in the shopping mall's parking lot." There needs to be a bit more information.