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Re: NASA Video Captures UFO In Orbit

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 17:41:04 +0100
Archived: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 16:35:51 -0400
Subject: Re: NASA Video Captures UFO In Orbit

>From: Joachim Koch <lists.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 10:19:00 +0200
>Subject: NASA Video Captures UFO In Orbit



>Any comments? Is this one of the famous ice crystals?

>Joachim Koch

No I don't think this is an ice crystal, on grounds of
appearance, motion, angular size and focus.

Angular size is the weakest argument. Even a very large ice
"crystal" (or flake of crystals) one cm across and only one
metre away from the lens beyond the window glass would be a bit
over half a degree across. This makes the FOV very small and
requires a powerful telephoto, but the angular amplitude of the
camera jitter is quite small in relation to the FOV and this
doesn't suggest such a long lens to me. Unless we are seeing
only a very tiny section of the original video frame of course.

If the "ice crystal" is close enough to the lens to show a
realistic angular size - i.e., maybe "on" the window, inches
from the lens - then quite possibly it would blur into
invisibility due to being well inside the focal distance of a
lens that seems focused on infinity and is probably not stopped
down to a pinhole either because it is pointed well away from
the sun it. (The camera seems focused on the distant tank and
the earth's surface although its true that the pixel resolution
of the uploaded wmv. is pretty coarse)

The object is not sharp, but does have rather clear and only
approximately symmetrical structure, betraying its rotation. The
rotation is discontinuous, and the path of the object across the
frame also appears to be a discontinuous and complex curve
(though a detailed plot of UAP, booster tank and reference frame
against time would need to be made). Not a ballistic free space
trajectory then.

Some "particle" being nudged by manoeuvring jets? But what sort
of "particle" looks and behaves like this?

I'd favour a freak internal window reflection of some kind,
although it's difficult to visualise how, and it doesn't explain
the odd apparent relationship between the orientation of the UAP
and the motion of the booster tank.

Anyway, just some personal impressions. I wonder what the
original video resolution would reveal?

Martin Shough

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