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Re: Strange Cloud Near Moon - Ally

From: Brian Ally <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 11:06:03 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 12:37:32 -0400
Subject: Re: Strange Cloud Near Moon - Ally


>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 13:33:52 +0100
>Subject: Re: Strange Cloud Near Moon

>>From: Geoff Richardson <geoff.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 17:25:56 +0100
>>Subject: Strange Cloud Near Moon

>>Recently The WHY? Files received two photos which were taken by
>>an astronomer in Canada.

>>http://www.thewhyfiles.net/moonfiles2.htm#cloud

>This post combines responses I already made on another List:

>For what it's worth, this doesn't look like any kind of a/c
>trail or cloud to me. In fact it looks more like either a)
>reflections in window glass, possibly of a curtain or similar,
>illuminated by subdued interior light and showing some blurring
>due to movement during the 1-second exposure, b) lens flares
>from orangeish light sources out of shot, or c) accidental
>double exposure (it doesn't say if they are digital or photo
>emulsions images)  Both photos show some milky glare that could
>be light scattered by window glass, especially the left hand
>one.
>...

>Eric Rush on the ufologyinuk list suggested that the photos
>looked similar to aurora borealis, and there are similarities.
>It's worth looking at. But first note that there are some
>problems with this report.

It says that the film used was Kodak ASA 400.

It looks an awful lot like lens flare to me. Note that the
"whatever" has moved significantly, with relation to the moon,
in the second pic. I think it's unlikely that this was something
actually in the sky (although there's no information as to how
much time elapsed between each photo).

Also, the colour looks a lot like that given off by sodium lamps.

Also note that the camera was a Pentax K1000, which is a very
economical film SLR and the lens was a zoom. I doubt, then, that
this lens had very advanced optics. Ergo, lens flare.

I'm curious as to why an astronomer would be making such lousy
images of the moon using one of the cheapest SLRs and a zoom
lens. I'm skeptical about this claim.


b



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