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Most of Orion's visually impressive stars don't stand out, but bright Betelgeuse does appear as a small purplish dot just above center. Immediately to the right of Betelgeuse and prominent in the IRAS skyview, expanding debris from a stellar explosion, a supernova remnant, is seen as a large bright ring-shaped feature.
Originally posted by icblue
I was not able to make another obs since then, cause the sky has ever been covered with clouds. (darn European winters).
What intrigues me most is this tubular or lenticular appearance.
Originally posted by nerbot
Nothing to do with an accident between 2 satellites is it?
U.S. Strategic Command is tracking hundreds of satellite fragments. In the 48+ hours since the collision, the debris swarm has spread around both orbits. Experts characterize the distribution as a pair of "clumpy rings"; one ring traces the orbit of Iridium 33, the other traces the orbit of Kosmos 2251.