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PembrokeSteve

Lunar Image with light oddity

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Hi,

This is one of my first moon images: Showing The crater Tycho and Clavius and Schiller regions above, taken with my ZWOASI178MC camera, using my VC200L telescope.  
Imaged on 20/10/2018 ( Sharpcap Timestamp:  20.10.18 T 19.47:49 )

Anyway, I noticed whilst going through my recent moon images this evening, a tiny "dot" of light to the edge of the moon. Not certain if there were any celestial occultations when I captured the image.
The dot of light is clearly visible for the whole duration of my AVI, but with no sign of any movement or flicker.

Could it be a star?
Any ideas of what it could be?

Regards,
Steve

 

10-20-2018_20.48UT_Moon_VC200L_ZWOASI178MC_JPEG.jpg

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A ray of light catching the tip of a peak? may have lasted an instant only?

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I think Sunshine has it. Your imaging with a DSLR (so in colour), and the peak is the exact shade as the moon, also, it's not round.

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Great image. I have seen similar effects before when imaging with my C8 and ASI178MM, when either a crater rim, or a central peak in a crater just catches the sun, but its surroundings are still in darkness.

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Hi,
Many thanks to Ruud, for explaining what the dot of light is for me.
Thanks to everyone else as well for your comments.
This is good information for many of us, if we ever capture these specks of light whilst lunar imaging in the future.
Again Many thanks,

Steve

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