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Re: Every UFO Investigator Should Have One Of These

From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 17:29:13 -0800
Archived: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 07:07:58 -0500
Subject: Re: Every UFO Investigator Should Have One Of These


>From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul>
>To: <Ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 06:10:14 -0800
>Subject: Every UFO Investigator Should Have One Of These

>Check out this all-in-one recording and illumination flashlight,
>with video and audio capabilities - I wonder how well it would
>really work in the field in UAP/UFO investigations, especially
>at night, as the product also has night-vision. I agree with
>"petland ltd" that this would be a great tool to add to any
>serious investigator's toolkit.

>Only difficult issue for me, personally: the $1,500 price!
>Like yow, man!

>http://www.miiflashcam.com/

Here's another nifty gadget to add to your holiday wish list,
for "only" $400, that might make a very useful device for UFO
field research:

http://www.meade.com/mysky/

It's a point-at-the-sky gizmo, a combinaton GPS with internal
sensors which enable it to know exactly where it is pointing and
then brings up information on celestial objects being pointed
at. It also has a computer interface that can be linked to a
Meade telescope so that the telescope can be made to point at
the same sky object.

With a little hacking, it should be possible to adapt the device
into a mobile tracker that can read out not only latitude,
longitude, and altitude, but azimuth and elevation angles of
where it is pointing. This could be attached to a video or still
camera so that we would have precise tracking information on
whatever was being photographed.

Two such devices separated by a respectable distance would
provide a triangulation baseline, from which the last important
tracking variable, object distance or range, could be calculated
(as long as the object wasn't too far away). Call it a poor
man's radar or theodolite tracking network.

With this data, it would be possible to determine trajectories
and other important information such as speed and acceleration.
Instead of ambiguous images without reference points, as in most
UFO photos or videos, this would enable real determination of
whether we have something anomalous in flight characteristics.

Thus with a little nerd ingenuity and a few thousand dollars for
two gizmos and high quality cameras (plus maybe some laptops),
we could have very useful instrumentation for gathering crucial
information in the field - if only we could get those darn UFOs
to perform for us at will!


David Rudiak


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