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Old 08-08-2018, 04:34 PM
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Slawomir (Suavi)
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Originally Posted by strongmanmike View Post
Thanks a lot Slaw As to the source of the weird star spikes on that idea first time I have seen this strange almost skewed pattern.. I have noticed complex diffraction spikes, of varying appearances, around bright stars with both my FLI cameras and with both my refractors (FSQ and AP152EDF) but not my Newt....strange how it is only that one star in the field too...
Yes, one star only in the entire image so it did trigger my curiosity. And the spikes are actually very unusual and kind of pretty, so I was allowing a possibility of a nebulosity interfering with the light coming out of this star.

Or perhaps it is the lens-camera combination at some specific angles creating such unique localised patterns.
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