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Hi all,

Wondered if anyone knows what the blob is above Auriga, to the upper left of Capella?

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It might be a flare on the lens from the moon, though its quite random, usually lens flares are straight or arcs due to the convex/concave nature of them.

The only thing it looks like to me is a comet, but there isn't any in that area according to Heavens Above and its quite large, way larger that 17pHolmes was.

Anyway, a kick-ass image none the less.

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Yup nice shot. Have you got more than one frame with this in it? I take it you didn't see it until you looked at the image? If it isn't an artefact then scale wise it looks massive! When I first looked I thought M31 but that's way lower NW.

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The nearest deep sky object to that is UGC 3475, but that is magnitude 14.2 so there's no way it's that.

I would say that is most definately lens flare from the moon.:(

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