2008-05-13

World Wide Telescope: Reflection?

I've been noticing a few "mystery objects" while browsing around with WorldWide Telescope, most look like they're aircraft trails and similar things. The most unusual (well, the most attention-grabbing, for me) seems to be a bunch of these:


I'm guessing it's some sort of "reflection" within the telescope?

2 comments:

Stuart said...

It looks like an image of the secondary reflector and support legs being illuminated by a very bright object (e.g. Sirius).

Dave Pearson said...

Ahh, yeah, that would make sense.