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Jun 16, 2010 13:51 |  #1

Not sure of the best group so plonked it here.

I was doing a time lapse shoot last night for practice (no is was very bad) and managed to get this on one of the shots. Nothing in the frame before or after. I was using a 10 second gap. ;)

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Jun 16, 2010 15:26 |  #2

WoW,

Seems so, tis a UFO! :shock:


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Jun 16, 2010 16:20 |  #3

One scenario is that it looks like you’ve recorded the Moon, then either Regulus (star) or the planet Mars and also a (trailed) bird in flight?

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Jun 16, 2010 19:42 |  #4

If it can't be identified then....its unidentified
if its flying...it is flying
looks like some sort of object
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Jun 16, 2010 19:45 |  #5

its probably one of these flying rods.


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Jun 18, 2010 05:40 |  #6

ufo? nah, just the first recorded image of Stealthy Ninja


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Jun 18, 2010 05:45 |  #7

LordBrian wrote in post #10373562 (external link)
Not sure of the best group so plonked it here.

I was doing a time lapse shoot last night for practice (no is was very bad) and managed to get this on one of the shots. Nothing in the frame before or after. I was using a 10 second gap. ;)

There wouldn't be anything in the frame before or after as this would have been moving too fast to have been caught in either of those shots as you had a pause of 10 seconds between shots. By my very un-scientific calculations I think that would take roughly 9 seconds to cross your field of view.

Sure it's a UFO...but I very much doubt it is an alien one!


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Jun 18, 2010 08:03 |  #8

Hi there,

You should calculate its speed and size according to your field of view and the exposure time. That will narrow it down a bit, and I'm willing to bet it will have the size & speed of a bird flying :)

either that, or it's chuck norris sneezing or something.


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Jun 18, 2010 15:50 |  #9

ecce_lex wrote in post #10384179 (external link)
Hi there,

You should calculate its speed and size according to your field of view and the exposure time. That will narrow it down a bit, and I'm willing to bet it will have the size & speed of a bird flying :)

either that, or it's chuck norris sneezing or something.

I suspect it was Englands World Cup hopes going south.....:cry:


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Jun 18, 2010 15:52 |  #10

LordBrian wrote in post #10386555 (external link)
I suspect it was Englands World Cup hopes going south.....:cry:

Yeah at least here in the US we can blame the ref ;)


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Jun 18, 2010 17:25 |  #11

sigma pi wrote in post #10386566 (external link)
Yeah at least here in the US we can blame the ref ;)

Yes odd indeed....

At least you have a team that can play football. GO USA :D


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Jun 20, 2010 06:26 |  #12

ecce_lex wrote in post #10384179 (external link)
Hi there,

You should calculate its speed and size according to your field of view and the exposure time.

Unfortunately, unless you know its exact distance from the camera you can't work out those two numbers. It could be an intergalactic mothership 200 miles away travelling at Mach 4 - or it could be a small bird 20 feet away travelling at 10 mph.


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Jun 22, 2010 08:05 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #13

very good point. distance to the observer is indeed a key element.

however, in its absence, i tend to think about the relative probabilities of the possible objects. in your example (nice analogy, very useful for grasping the point you make), I believe I'd rather consider the distance to be small, and the object as well, rather than a large intergalactic mothership a long way away.

but that's hardly a scientific approach :)

[also to be taken into account when deciding between a mere pigeon and the intergalactic ship is the fact that none of them emit light, but rather reflect it, so if we consider the luminosity of the object in the photo to be roughly equivalent to that of a pigeon at a few hundred yards away (which is reasonable), then the intergalactic ship several miles away would have to be made of a very reflective surface - and dark at the same time - in order to retain the same percieved luminosity as that of the supposed pigeon.

does that make any sense at all to you?]

ps: the size of the thing will be an *apparent* size epressed in degrees of arc...


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Jun 22, 2010 09:31 |  #14

It's the reptilians, they're coming!


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Jun 22, 2010 09:52 |  #15

Was there an airport off to your right? It looks like an airliner on final approach, at great distance and with movement blur.


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