posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 01:17 PM
Originally posted by rolfharriss
Completely forget about whether or not it is an asteroid, why cover up a glitch in such a clumsy way?
How many times do I have to say it? Google sky is NOT a primary source of ANY sky survey data. Who cares how many glitches google sky has? Who
cares?! They're not astronomers, it's just a stupid free web program and all of the same data is available at much higher quality elsewhere! That
said, the "asteroid" glitch is still there, there is no rectangle there on google sky when I checked it just now.
For the record, the coordinates of the "asteroid" glitch are RA: 5h11m34s Dec: -12d50'34"
The coordinates of the image you posted are approximately RA: 5h11m38s Dec: +12d13m, nowhere near the "asteroid" defect.
The browser version of google sky does have a "rectangle" there where there is no SDSS sky coverage. The desktop version of google sky/earth uses DSS
data instead and has no gap there at all.
edit on 8-10-2012 by ngchunter because: (no reason given)