A Yosemite Winter's Night ..

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A Yosemite Winter's Night ..

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A good place for a log cabin: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap121225.html
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There seem to be a couple of extra stars in the alpha-epsilon Aurigae region.

Anyone know what these might be, or are they imaging artefacts?
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I wouldn't know about those Stella, but, as you are aware, the diffraction spkes around Jupiter are definitely artifacts. Personally, I don't like them and would have preferred to see a nice clean image of Jupiter.
I suppose it's Wally's way of giving his image a Christmas flavour by adding a "Star of Bethlehem" effect.
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Excellent image - agree that the diffraction spikes aren't to my taste.
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It the MacDonalds behind whoever took the shot?
There is quite a bit of white light coming from behind whoever took the shot.
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