posted on Aug, 24 2007 @ 12:15 PM
Originally posted by daystrom
What is your opinion of the lens flare as seen in s117e07888 compared to the dots seen in the other images?
Just to be clear. Photo s117e07888 is from the Atlantis mission STS-117.
The photo s117e07888 shows a different thing known a lens reflection
by the sunlight clearely visible. You have the point where the sunlight
is hitting the lamp and the flares are created, very common effect but
definitelly different from the other photos from the STS-118.
I think photo s117e07888 is an example of what the anomalies in the
STS-118 photos are not: flares. The set of photos taken on August
15 during the spacewalk present four defined round lights on the
background consistent with the position the camera adopted in
every photo. The light reflection is only created when applying
the filter to increase the brightness contrast as I explained.
The set of photos was taken in sequence then the four lights must
have been there at that moment. These are high resolution photos
and I don't see any light source creating a posible flare anywhere
therefore I think these four lights were real captured by the camera
by chance at that lucky moment.