posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 03:22 PM
Originally posted by Sargoth
And is there any consensus on the Hale Bopp companion?
Here's a good article on it with a great photo at the bottom.
Link seems broken. Again, if hale bopp had a companion, why does it only appear in selective photos which either show a tight crop with no background
stars for comparison, a wider image where all the stars are frozen, or it's an excessively bright streak in line with other streaking stars? If
there were a companion, where is it in this excellent up-close image?
No bright stars nearby = nothing to blame for being unusual. The images in your article show signs of either a diffraction spike or a rotated
blooming streak. More tellingly, they do not appear consistently in hale bopp images and there is absolutely no evidence that they were moving at the
same rate as the comet. It's not hard to do a time lapse and show the movement, where is the time lapse showing the movement of this "object"
[edit on 23-2-2009 by ngchunter]