Comet Lovejoy With Shooting Star

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ufoken
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Comet Lovejoy With Shooting Star

Postby ufoken » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:24 pm

I believe this is a shooting star with Comet Lovejoy that BRT took. Can someone confirm this for me?
The picture is slightly shifted in this forum. The actual picture has the comet in the center.
The telescope data is listed after the photo here.

Image

Here is the telescope data:
Request ID R480413
Job ID J213539
Object Type COMET
Object ID C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)
Object Name
Exposure Time 60000 ms
Filter Type BVR
Dark frame Instant
Site Name Tenerife
Telescope Type Name Galaxy
Telescope Name Galaxy Camera
Request Time 05:20 on Wednesday 11 December 2013 (05:20:10 UTC)
Completion Time 06:49 on Saturday 1 February 2014 (06:49:23 UTC)
Comments Comet LoveJoy BVR Filter 60000ms Galaxy Cam
Status Complete

Thanks,
Kenneth

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Re: Comet Lovejoy With Shooting Star

Postby Ed » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:00 pm

That certainly is an interesting shot!
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Given the symmetry of the line and the way it fades in and out, I wonder if it could be a plane with a flashing light? I have seen something like this only once before:

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That second one definitely isn't a meteor (J182582 if you're interested).

But either way it's quite a lucky chance

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Re: Comet Lovejoy With Shooting Star

Postby garypoyner » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:46 pm

Have to say the first one looks like a Meteor to me. Second one isn't.

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Re: Comet Lovejoy With Shooting Star

Postby ufoken » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:57 pm

Thanks guys. I also had an observatory astronomer in Canada look at it and he said he's a meteor. If you look close you can see a couple wider areas than next to them which is when a meteor burns up more at those instances. But the wide area in the middle would also be a high burn time of the meteor as well. I submitted it to NASA's Astronomy Photo of the Day so we'll see if they want to use it. I'm glad you like it. :)

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Re: Comet Lovejoy With Shooting Star

Postby garypoyner » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:46 pm

Do you have a job ID so that we can see the image?

Gary


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