posted on Dec, 3 2008 @ 08:57 AM
Please use the standard hours, minutes, seconds format for right ascension in the future, it makes it much easier to cross check against real
astronomy image archives and the sky. Google is not an authoritative source at all and it's full of mistakes and just plain bad quality images.
Cross checking against the second palomar sky survey shows what appears to be a tumbling satellite passing through the field, that might explain the
lines if they used POSS data to construct the google image. Frankly though it looks just like an airplane passed through the field for that frame, so
they may not have used POSS, plus the lines are much thicker and more consistent than the satellite line in the POSS image.
Looking at your second "anomaly" it looks like the red and green channels are missing from a regular image of ordinary stars. Here's some red
channel data from POSS, I don't see anything unusual, google just screwed up their image:
[edit on 3-12-2008 by ngchunter]