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Re: UFO Over Vancouver Oct 13 2010

From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 17
Archived: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 07:49:36 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Over Vancouver Oct 13 2010

>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:52:02 +0100
>Subject: Re: UFO Over Vancouver Oct 13 2010


>I agree this is a defocused video of a small scintillating light
>source. But I think it's a star.

>The lateral drift with insignificant vertical motion _is_
>characteristic of a non-setting star near the southern horizon.

>Judging from the way the camera is placed - on a window sill or
>similar - it seems clear that it is pointed near the horizon.
>The maximum angular motion of any star during 1 hour (total
>video) is only 15 deg at the celestial equator, and near the S
>horizon it would be much less.

>Moreover the video extract as I recall is only about 12 minutes,
>so the motion is likely no more a few degrees, too small for
>significant altitude change to be discernable. The camera is
>said to be at maximum zoom so the angular FOV is small and it
>doesn't take long for the star to drift across it.

>The witness herself says on the video "When I look just with my
>naked eye it looks like...a star".

>I believe it was taken from Vancouver in the early morning? The
>brightest star Sirius would have been low on the S horizon and
>is the champion of twinklers in this sort of situation.

I agree Martin.

As I sat outside, doing my nightly search of the skies and
checking out the star patterns against the star chart, I watched
- once again - how Venus and Sirius - appear in the sky.

Compared with the image in the video it looks like a star
refracting light and appear to be "twinkling."


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