Disk Detective Talk

Subject: AWI0000c7l

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  • cprometheus by cprometheus

    What's the object below this star?

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  • cprometheus by cprometheus

    Anyone? Really curious.

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  • TED91 by TED91 moderator

    @ cprometheus: It is very bright star with a diffraction spike.

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  • lrebull by lrebull scientist, translator, admin

    it's a very bright star. The central blotch that is halfway off the thumbnail here is the main part of the PSF (=way the telescope responds)

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  • lrebull by lrebull scientist, translator, admin

    the circle and the spike are also part of the way the telescope responds to a very bright source.

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  • lrebull by lrebull scientist, translator, admin

    if you want something to google, try "airy ring" and "diffraction spike". 😃

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  • geckzilla by geckzilla

    Click the SIMBAD link and you can easily see the whole star, cprom. 😃

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  • cprometheus by cprometheus

    Ah, thank you.

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  • Artman40 by Artman40

    The bright star in question is HD 214813.

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