The Universe Today : Could This be a Planet?

We took the picture below earlier of  39 Leonis.

39 Leonis is a double star with the main star being a yellow dwarf called 39 Leonis A which is the same mass and size as our Sun. The 2nd star is a red dwarf called 39 Leonis B .

We looked at the picture we took and were puzzled by the sphere on the bottom edge of 39 Leonis. We know that this is a double star with the primary star having a mass of 0.98 soles and the secondary star having a mass of 0.24 sole.

We think the sphere is too small to be the secondary star and wonder if it could be a planet? We contemplated that it could be Pluto in the foreground, but neither Pluto not any other planets are in that area.

A puzzle.

On the right side of the picture we enhanced the image of 39 Leonis to show this object better.

The image below was processed by sydneystargazers.com

39 Leonis (Click to Enlarge)

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~ by sydneystargazers on May 10, 2011.

5 Responses to “The Universe Today : Could This be a Planet?”

  1. Hi,

    Can you give me the coordinates of the image?

    Thak you

  2. Hi, is this correct 10:17:14, 23:06:22

    Just put this in Google sky, some crazy light show…

    Thanks

  3. Google Sky Link: http://www.google.com/sky/#latitude=23.358646434828184&longitude=-26.456451416015625&zoom=10&Spitzer=0.00&ChandraXO=0.00&Galex=0.00&IRAS=0.00&WMAP=0.00&Cassini=0.00&slide=1&mI=-1&oI=-1

  4. Found this image of Elenin: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bc4nd5lfa1A/Tb_z16PylXI/AAAAAAAAARc/_X1Fh3ceCdg/s1600/elenin_may3_2011.jpg

    You can see Elenin with a small tail in the middle of the image.

    Thanks

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