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Originally posted by AlexDJ
-The telescope its a meade LX200..dont know if the Classic version or the GPS version (at least the one they show in the observatory) it's a Smidtch-Cassegraine type of scope, F/10 (focal)
Originally posted by PW229
As for the "UFO," long exposure...it's either a sat taken from very slightly different angles over several days or it's something much closer to the CCD.
Originally posted by donk_316
"Its a UFO!"... come on folks.
And i quote from a youtube response
"Undoubtedly a UFO"? No, it's just another garden- variety video of a fuzzy, indistinguishable point of light that in lack of credible information, tin-foil hatters immediately characterize as a UFO. Just goes to show how gullible ignorant Believers are regardless of what country they're from"
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Originally posted by bigturkey
I think that Americans, and I am one myself, have been socialized to reject UFO's.
To Many Americans, UFOs Are Real and Have Visited Earth in Some Form
More than half (56 percent) of the American public think that UFOs are something real and not just in people's imagination. Nearly as many (48 percent) believe that UFOs have visited earth in some form.
Originally posted by Electro38
In my humble opinion, just because we see lights in the night sky it doesn't automatically mean it's an alien craft. (Whenever we say "UFO" we automatically think aliens.)
I think governments, scientists could be doing all kinds of weird stuff we don't know about. The object in the video could be something like that, maybe a laser experiment. (I bet there are many more lasers being shot into space then alien ufo's)
If it was an alien spacecraft, why do they want to be jumping/bouncing around like that? And why do they always have their headlights on? We earthlings have better stealth technology.
I believe most of the lighted ufo's are probably lasers or secret nasa craft.
(I know there are real alien ufo's, but I'm starting to think that most of what's seen is really us).
Originally posted by dave420
It's not a UFO, even though it's unidentified, because we don't know if it's an object or a trick of the light (considering the massive amount of light entering the telescope). Jumping to the conclusion that it's an object is itself a sign of irrationality. It might be, don't get me wrong, but there's not enough evidence to corroborate that yet.
Originally posted by more_serotonin_pls
This is a very interesting video indeed. Makes such a nice change from the recent flood of youtube rubbish.
The object looks very large indeed, so I was wondering if anyone knows any way of calculating size based on a suggestion that it was in the upper atmosphere?
If NASA do help him out, I doubt they'll make it public, and they'll probably try to get him to sign some kind of non-disclosure agreement, so unfortunately, I have the feeling that we'll never get to the bottom of this.
Still, the video has put on thought into my mind, which is nagging me, despite my belief in ET's and UFO's:
Why on earth do they just bob about so much? Think about planes - they are going somewhere - so are helicopters - following a fixed course most of the time.
Are they shouting 'look at me, look at me?'
It's bugging me at this early hour - 6.50am in the UK.
Still - flagged!
Which is best for describing how aircraft get the needed lift to fly? Bernoulli's equation or Newton's laws and conservation of momentum? This has been an extremely active debate among those who love flying and are involved in the field. If the question is "Which is physically correct?" then the answer is clear -- both are correct. Both are based on valid principles of physics. The Bernoulli equation is simply a statement of the principle of conservation of energy in fluids. Conservation of momentum and Newton's 3rd law are equally valid as foundation principles of nature - we do not see them violated