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Originally posted by Phage
You realize that if it were a round object being illuminated by the Sun the lighting is completely wrong.
It has been appearing for years and it's position corresponds to the roll angle of the satellite.
Originally posted by Trublbrwing
reply to post by ZombieJesus
I'm not falling for that nonsense.
1. I have owned many cameras in many price ranges, none of which were assembled in a clean room by scientists, never had a "fiber" show up in a picture.
2. How come it just all of a sudden shows up? They would have caught that glitch on frame one.
Originally posted by chrismicha77
I don't buy it either but that's just me. I don't ever remember seeing or hearing about this fiber, and noone has brought it up before, that I know of. I'm curious as to when it came online and if it was in view then. If I can find proof it has "always" been there I'll shut up about it.
Originally posted by ZombieJesus
reply to post by alfa1
It's actually a fiber from a cleaning cloth used during manufacture of the camera for the satellite.
Some artifacts are caused by defects in the cameras used to take the images. The most noticeable example is shown below. This is a small fiber on the surface of the Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) camera for the COR2 telescope on STEREO Ahead. The total length of the fiber is just 1 millimeter. It has been there since launch. Most likely this fiber came off of one of the clean room wipes used during the assembly of the camera. Even though the material of the wipes is selected to shed as few particles as possible, the occasional particle does end up inside the instrument.
Sourceedit on 30-6-2011 by ZombieJesus because: (no reason given)
Some guy taking pictures of the sun got images of the same thing.. I don't think it a fiber.