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SoHO Image anomaly 13 Aug 2008, What is this image?
post Aug 20 2008, 07:24 PM
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Over on the BAUT forum, someone pointed out this image


I looked through the SoHO images to be sure it wasn't a hoax, and this image did appear on the official sight with no obvious artifact like this in either the image before or after it.

So it is obviously not a giant comet with a coma twice the diameter of the Sun which only appears for a few minutes... it is probably an artifact inside or right next to SoHO. Does anyone have a good guess as to what it is?
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post Aug 20 2008, 08:02 PM
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Looks to me like a floating piece of lint in the optics, that is out of focus.

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