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Thing next to sun

Post by kimsoo12 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:39 am

This group is totally out of my league in knowledge and I would really appreciate your help. I have been taking pictures and videos the last few days and there is a planet above the sun, a little over the sun's width away, that I would like identified. It stays in the same position to the sun all day. I have taken pictures/videos from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There are glares, but I move the camera around to show them, and to show what is stationary. When I place the glare in the vicinity of the planet, it really shows up, otherwise, it appears as a white cloudy spot in the sky. Please help! I know there is an alignment going on right now, but I still don't know what planet it is. It looks to be about a 1/3 of the size of the sun. Thank you in advance for any light you can shed on this.
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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by kimsoo12 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:38 am

I think it's Venus, but I'm not sure...

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Re: Thing next to sun

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:59 pm

kimsoo12 wrote:This group is totally out of my league in knowledge and I would really appreciate your help. I have been taking pictures and videos the last few days and there is a planet above the sun, a little over the sun's width away, that I would like identified. It stays in the same position to the sun all day. I have taken pictures/videos from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There are glares, but I move the camera around to show them, and to show what is stationary. When I place the glare in the vicinity of the planet, it really shows up, otherwise, it appears as a white cloudy spot in the sky. Please help! I know there is an alignment going on right now, but I still don't know what planet it is. It looks to be about a 1/3 of the size of the sun. Thank you in advance for any light you can shed on this.
Kim
This doesn't sound like anything astronomical. A camera artifact or some kind of atmospheric halo are possibilities. Can you post a link to an image?
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Re: Thing next to sun

Post by bystander » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:20 pm

This is an image she posted in a pm to facebook APOD
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Re: Thing next to sun

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:22 pm

bystander wrote:This is an image she posted in a pm to facebook APOD
kimsoo12.jpg
Looks like internal lens reflections to me.

(Sure would be nice to get rid of the Facebook forum. Very confusing to have discussions fragmented this way. It's happened a couple of times in just the last few days.)
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Re: Thing next to sun

Post by bystander » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:28 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:...
Sure would be nice to get rid of the Facebook forum. ...
APOD on facebook has over 200,000 fans. I don't think it's going anywhere soon.
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Re: Thing next to sun

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:29 pm

bystander wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:...
Sure would be nice to get rid of the Facebook forum. ...
APOD on facebook has over 200,000 fans. I don't think it's going anywhere soon.
No, probably not. But it's nice to dream.
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Re: Thing next to sun

Post by geckzilla » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:23 pm

Yes, to me, that looks like the sun itself being reflected. She also posted a video, but when I tried to view it, it said it was no longer available.
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