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Re: 'Snowflake' Video From South America

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:02:13 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:14:03 -0400
Subject: Re: 'Snowflake' Video From South America

>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:41:39 +0100
>Subject: 'Snowflake' Video From South America


>Subtracting the erratic camera motion and measuring the position
>of the light relative to the house window, I think the object
>seems to drift slowly up and to the left over the rooftop during
>the video. This makes me think of a bright star or planet. But
>of course with no direction or time information to go on it's
>hard to say.  The pattern of lights hints at some optical or
>video artefact but I haven't seen an effect exactly like this
>before. Any thoughts?

I wonder if the guy videoed a bright planet using a "star
filter" or something like that on his lens (a diffraction filter
with three gratings that are 120 degrees apart).

He might have used a color filter as well to make the light
approximately monochromatic to avoid color blur that would occur
when a diffraction filter is used with polychromatic light such
as starlight.

Tha latter portion of the video looks like an "emboss" version
of the first part.  Pulsations of the image could be a
combination of "focus hunting" by the camera and atmospheric

If all this were to turn out to be true, then it would be a

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