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Re: NASA Video Captures UFO In Orbit

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 18:19:46 +0100
Archived: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 15:58:58 -0400
Subject: Re: NASA Video Captures UFO In Orbit


>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 16:50:46 -0600
>Subject: Re: NASA Video Captures UFO In Orbit

>>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 17:41:04 +0100
>>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

>>>http://tinyurl.com/ynvxwa

>><snip>

>I also get the impression of a lens flare or reflection, but
>the effect is quite remarkable. I am still pondering Martin's
>earlier comment that the 'object' and the tank jittering in
>sync rules out a flare in the camera optics... for some reason
>that's not obvious to me, but my optics knowledge is only cursory.

I agree It's a bit confusing. I wouldn't claim any special
expertise in optics either, but what I'm getting at is this:

If you reference all motions to the optical axis instead of to
the film frame then, subtracting individual relative motions,
all objects external to the camera describe an identical curve
around this due to camera jitter. An internal lens flare is
sensitive only to the illumination geometry and otherwise is
static relative to the optical axis. It might also alter in
position and appearance as the camera moves in relation to the
light source, but this geometry is quite independent of the
common geometry that all external objects share with reference
to the camera axis. So identical motions within the frame by a
lens flare and the fuel tank would be pure chance.

It appears to me, just looking, that the displacement of tank
and flare during moments of obvious jitter is the same, in
amplitude and direction, but as I said a proper plot of x-y
coordinates against time would be necessary to be sure of this,
if anyone thought it worthwhile.

<snip>

>I must admit, the first thing I thought of when I saw the video
>was the infamous 'drones' from earlier this year.

Never thought of that, but yikes, you're right! Product
placement in NASA videos? Where will it end? Space Shuttle
"Ronald McDonald" with the golden arches on the fuselage??

Martin



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