- 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 events.
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