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Old 21-10-2011, 09:38 AM
Stevec35 (Steve)
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Originally Posted by thunderchildobs View Post
It is more than just seeing "something" you also need to prove it.
A group reported they found a supernova in M31, it turned out be a brighter asteriod. For a supernova we need to get a specturm of the suspect to confirm what it is. As well we take multiple images to prove the "star" hasn't moved or is a camera defect.

Brendan
Yes, that's quite true for things like supernovas but this is a different situation. I have an image of this globular taken almost 18 months before the ESO release and I don't think you could mistake it for a camera defect.

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Originally Posted by John Hothersall View Post
Great thread Steve, makes what we do have some importance sometimes!

John.
Thanks John

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Originally Posted by troypiggo View Post
Best of luck! Hope you do get some credit for it!
Thanks very much. We'll see what happens but realistically I don't hold out that much hope.
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