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A "WTF" moment using Google Sky?

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posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:10 AM
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I've been browsing around for a while looking at some interesting things on it, superbright lights, glitches etc. Anyhow, I got bored and decided to look at Sirius, and the first thing I noted was it was hidden, which struck me as odd, but the WTF moment came zooming out slowly. It's this blue thing right above Sirius, it's really REALLY hard to miss. Can anyone identify it for me? I would get a screen cap but I fail lol. Seems like it might be a glitch, but I'm seeing quite a few of these in the high rez areas of space, which makes no sense to me. Anyone have any insight?

COORDINATES:
-13° 24' 10.7"
edit on 25-8-2011 by ShadowMonk because: Added coordinates




posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:17 AM
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Post a screenshot please, not everybody have google sky acces
and it would make your thread look more interesting

and if you dont know how, there is a guide here
www.abovetopsecret.com...
edit on 25-8-2011 by Vandalour because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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Explanation: Here is a quick screengrab of the area in question...



Personal Disclosure: It is most likely a image processing error! If it isn't?
, my next best guess is a nebula from an exploding star!



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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I've seen a bunch of these on google sky. Likely a reflection.



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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I'm sorry, I should have eloborated, I am unable to get a screenshot at all from this pc, at least using the standard printscreen method. Do you know of any other method to do so?



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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Yep, that's it. I was thinking it might be a glare too, but what I found surprising was it was able to see right through it, where as with most instances of glare I've seen it blinded out an area completely. But it's plausible I suppose, seeing as how I'm no astronomy, camera or telescope expert lol. Thank you for the capture with Sirius as a reference!



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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Disregard this post. Already covered.
edit on 25-8-2011 by Daemonicon because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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definatly a reflection of some sort probably sirius itself haha



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by ShadowMonk
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I'm sorry, I should have eloborated, I am unable to get a screenshot at all from this pc, at least using the standard printscreen method. Do you know of any other method to do so?


If you have a snipping tool...you can snip a shot like this:





posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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aviary.com has an app for firefox that should do the trick! Sorry to lazy to find the actual link



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 11:08 AM
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When you see your reflection in a window, can you not also see through the window as well?



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 11:17 AM
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Usually when I see me reflection in a window the light source behind me reflects my background image onto the window too making it near impossible to see in. If you've got a light on in a room, and its dark outside you can't see outside without pressing your face to the glass.



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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This artifact was discussed just a few days ago in this thread.



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:57 PM
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IIRC these little reflections turned out to be a reflection from something on the sattelite. The solar panels or something.



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