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Re: Strange Cloud Near Moon - Shell

From: Bob Shell <bob.nul>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 17:45:17 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 08:48:11 -0400
Subject: Re: Strange Cloud Near Moon - Shell

>From: Brian Ally <ufoupdates.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 11:06:03 -0400
>Subject: Re: Strange Cloud Near Moon

>It says that the film used was Kodak ASA 400.

No such thing. The old ASA system of film rating was done away
with in the 70s. Film is rated by ISO numbers. I assume this is
ISO 400 color negative film and either the negatives or prints
were scanned to get digital images.

>It looks an awful lot like lens flare to me. Note that the
>"whatever" has moved significantly, with relation to the moon,
>in the second pic. I think it's unlikely that this was something
>actually in the sky (although there's no information as to how
>much time elapsed between each photo).

Yep. Just about a 99.44% likelihood that this is flare.

>Also, the colour looks a lot like that given off by sodium lamps.

>Also note that the camera was a Pentax K1000, which is a very
>economical film SLR and the lens was a zoom. I doubt, then, that
>this lens had very advanced optics. Ergo, lens flare.

Cheap lens on cheap camera. Righto.

>I'm curious as to why an astronomer would be making such lousy
>images of the moon using one of the cheapest SLRs and a zoom
>lens. I'm skeptical about this claim.

I think someone forgot to put the word "amateur" before
"astronomer in the original.

These pictures are a waste of time.


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