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Subject: AGZ0003bn0

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  • djsimister by djsimister

    #asteroid maybe ?

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  • Wrenchman by Wrenchman

    What asteroid?

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    the blue/red/green object to the left is indeed an asteroid
    Nice catch

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  • sabelleable by sabelleable

    how do you know?

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    years and years of experience and seeing literally thousands of them !

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Because the asteroid moves in between exposures it gets caught at slightly different locations in different filters.

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  • sabelleable by sabelleable

    I am finding this very educational and inspiring, thank you.
    So if i'm getting this right, the astroid has been shot three times?

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Every object in SDSS pics id shot in 5 filters: red/near infra-red/UV/far infra-red/blue-green.

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  • sabelleable by sabelleable

    so does the shot takes so long or does the astoid move so fast? (faster than stars and galaxy's ?)

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    If the telescope fixes on a particular part of the sky, the galaxies and stars don't move. It's only asteroids or others 😃 that move

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  • sabelleable by sabelleable

    ah, so if ï spot a range of dots (lined up) in different colours, I may assume it's a moving object?

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Yup ! 😉

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  • sabelleable by sabelleable

    ha! thanx

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  • chevelle42770 by chevelle42770

    is this a nebula?

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  • sat666leg by sat666leg

    thats something new to look for/ asteriods...and i think this is a merger.?

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