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 <snip> >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." KK Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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