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Re: New Photographs Of Possible UFOs In Brazil -

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 10:30:42 -0000
Fwd Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 09:29:42 -0500
Subject: Re: New Photographs Of Possible UFOs In Brazil -

>From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <gevaerd.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 14:32:52 -0500
>Subject: Re: New Photographs Of Possible UFOs In Brazil

>Brazilian UFO expert engineer Claudeir Covo has analyzed the
>first photo (not the second one) and concluded that the object
>is something in the air, but not as small as a hubcap. I first
>suspected of a copy & paste procedure from other (legitimate)
>UFO photo to one recently shot. That was not the case. We are
>still going on in the investigation and thank you for any new
>info to lead us to a conclusion.

I would like to know Covo's basis for inferring the object's
size. My impression is that it is quite small.

However, examine what appear to be reflections on the near-
specular surface of the object. There is a main dark region
towards the front containing some internal variation in density,
a bright gap on the right, then another small discrete dark
region. If these are reflections (and there is no reason to
believe they are not) then this pattern corresponds to detail in
the scene reflected and contains information about distance and

The pattern suggests a main dark area against the skyline behind
the photographer over his left shoulder (such as a house or
trees) and a secondary narrow dark feature off to his right
(such as maybe an individual tree or utility pole). If you can
visit the location the basic geometry of reflection might be a

If the segment of brighter reflection between the dark
reflections is about 15 degrees wide (as I roughly estimate)
then this corresponds to a separation of about 7 m between the
"house" and "pole" at a distance from the disc of 30m, i.e
objects in the photographer's immediate vicinity, or a
separation of 120m for a distance of 500m, or 240m for 1km and
so in proportion, with the skyline features needing to be more
prominent in real terms the greater the distance. If these are
"horizon" features, say 10 km away, then they are 2400m (about a
mile and a half) apart suggesting very prominent skyline

Martin Shough

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