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    @ KeithBC

    This was taken at night, Venus does not look like this at night. But you can see it's the same/similar thing as his earlier footage:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP8qRSRpFDw]YouTube - A starry body in the night sky[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abezu View Post
    But you can see it's the same/similar thing as his earlier footage:
    Yes, it sure is: bad photography! C'mon, does an out-of-focus image really need a mysterious explanation?

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    I would have liked it if anyone here could have looked deeper into this.

    Maybe it's really relating to this:




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    You're looking in the wrong place. We're astronomers and scientists. We're used to seeing out of focus images, bad photography, comets, stars and planets. We know what they look like.

    You might find a more sympathetic audience on a UFO or conspiracy forum.

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    OK, thanks..

    You mean like this one?
    Before It's News

    Could someone please explain what this bird-like shaped thing is then?

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    It's probably ---------- more than likely------- maybe--- might could be----------- your imagination!

    I have moved this to the OFF Topic forum since it has absolutely nothing to do with comets.............. and everything to do with UFOs and such.
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    @ Joe Lalumia

    OK, I'll take that as a compliment. Imagination is a good thing! ;-)

    To understand the future I think one should start by understanding the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abezu View Post

    This was taken at night, Venus does not look like this at night. But you can see it's the same/similar thing as his earlier footage:

    YouTube - A starry body in the night sky
    THAT is nothing more than a bright point of light going in and out of focus.

    The pattern you see at high zoom is induced by the poor optics of the camera struggling to focus.

    We astronomers DELIBERATELY induce diffraction patterns like this in our telescopes as a means of aligning our optics.

    ANY point of light looks like this when out of focus at high magnification - that could be just about any bright star or planet.
    Venus is usually the first guess, because that is the planet which gets brightest, and is most commonly mistaken for a UFO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abezu View Post
    OK, thanks..

    You mean like this one?
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    Could someone please explain what this bird-like shaped thing is then?
    Sure, though it's probably a waste of time since you're trying to concoct conspiracy theories here.

    With a CCD imager, the pixels have a certain capacity to hold electrons. There's a spec called full well capacity, if you exceed it by a lot the electrons will spill over into adjacent pixels in the same column. What you're seeing is a background star spilling over into adjacent pixels.
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    You're probably not gona get very far with a conspiracy theory in this forum... Next.


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