owlice wrote:This image was sent in by APOD viewer Peter Craven, who took it near Flagstaff on Monday, 7/30/12. The item of interest, shown in detail in the top image, was reported to be a fairly large meteor with a visible bow shock; this determination was made by an observatory scientist.
What is this, please?
yahchanan.com wrote:You need a new scientist. Ask a photographer. We all know it is lens flare.
Jason Denbow wrote:Did the photographer also see the object with the naked eye? That would rule out lens flare.
Jasper Farnsworthy wrote:I'm not convinced it is a lens flare. If you draw a straight line from the tail of the object through its head the line does not intersect the sun, but appears to be above it. However, if the image was taken with a wide angle lens, the photo could be distorted which may account for the discrepancy.
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