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In early October, Crow Tripplehorn -- a frequent moon observer who shoots high definition videos through an 8-inch telescope -- captured intriguing footage of a seemingly unusual object flying above the lunar surface, according to Examiner.com. On Tripplehorn's YouTube page, he pledges to "never run deceptive or misleading clips on this channel. I strive to shoot the highest quality UFO and anomaly footage possible with the equipment at my disposal."
originally posted by: 3n19m470
ETA- yeahkeepwatchingme: I agree with this sentiment.
Maybe a bird? It seems like hes overselling the whole "I got the impression it was Very far away from me" bit. He says it more than once in the video I watched. But maybe thats just my... whats the word... where you are bitter from seing so many hoaxes or mundane objects passed off as ufos? So it makes you slightly biased toward any new info.
I mean, if it was far away, those swerves would be hundreds of miles of deviation. And sure, a "ufo" could do that, no problem.
And if it was a bird, would it cover the whole screen at that magnification level? Maybe its not a bird. Insect? Who knows. As with most of these there is "not enough info" to make any real determination, for me at least.
Still, very cool that he has that equipment to take such high quality videos of the moon. That part was interesting.
I wanna see some footage of the helicopter that buzzed him with a searchlight! I wonder where he does this from? His backyard? Or some place where a passing police heli would have a legitimate reason to check him out? Actually a backyard would be a legitimate place depending on where he lives. Wheres he doing this from? South Central LA?! LOL (actually, its not very funny that people are living in those conditions...)
originally posted by: solarstorm
originally posted by: wmd_2008
lets look at real errors in dealing with images, first he films in HD and boasts about the 1920x1080 resolution which is ok except the stills from his camera would be better than 4K video, if he has a high end Nikon, he says an E model which probably is the D800E stills from that are 7360 x 4912 pixels.
originally posted by: Vrill
a reply to: theantediluvian
Well, there are two possibilities, that is for sure. Its either debris or a craft of some type. If there is a third possibility, I am not sure what it could be.
originally posted by: Vrill
Could this be as simple as Orbital debris that passed through the telescopes field of view? Or something else?
Thoughts? It does look interesting.
originally posted by: parad0x122
a reply to: wmd_2008
Not gonna lie, that was a really well put together debunk attempt :-) How do you know so much about this type of gear / telescopic imagery? I always wanted to learn more about it and maybe get a setup of my own someday. Any suggestions for a beginner?