posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 11:47 AM
This would be a good idea, but not as easy as you might think. First of all it would take several cameras in order to get decent coverage. You would
also have to take several frames per second in order to catch a fast mover. But to take pictures at night requires long exposures, so pictures of fast
moving objects would wind up looking like a streak. Unless you found something off the shelf, the software to analyze the pictures would be difficult
to write. My guess is it would be a lot more expensive than $1,000.
But let's say you do get it to work, and you do catch something with your skytracking system. Even if you verify it is not one of ours, how much can
be learned from objects in the sky? We already know UFO's exist. There are plenty of pictures. What can be gained from all this hard work?
It is an excellent idea, but I don't see much value in it other than accumulating the frequency of sightings. You just won't get much new info from