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

39 Leonis (Click to Enlarge)

~ 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…


  3. Google Sky Link:

  4. Found this image of Elenin:

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


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