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Mar 6, 2003 Preceeding Session


Arnie said the following to me using Yahoo Messenger.
arnierosner(9:51:21 PM [EST 3/7/2003]: It looks like there was some residual 
   charge left in the camera previous to your first image. The Orion Nebula is 
   clearly embedded in the background.
arnierosner: OK. I seem to remember another client taking a 120 second image 
   of m42. It was probably before your image and it left a latent image on the 
   chip because it was so saturated.
arnierosner: I just don't remember what days this occured or the sequence of 
From: John P. Oliver
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 1:01 PM
Subject: Hoax or Mistake?
Arnie: I assume that the image take by Naji posted at 
naji23.htm was taken with 
one of your scopes. As presented it is clearly a superposition 
of an image of the Orion nebula M42/43 onto a different star 
field. Could you look at your logs and see if by chance the same 
scope imaged M42 immediately before Naji did his image and it 
left a ghost?
John Oliver