posted on May, 1 2008 @ 03:59 AM
reply to post by verylowfrequency
That's really what I was getting at earlier a few posts back. There are other explanations for U.S. military involvement that don't involve UFO's.
Satellites, ICBM's, rockets, aircraft crashing, all kinds of possibilities. Just because something crashed, the U.S. military got involved, and
something was taken off the site doesn't necessarily mean that it was a UFO. Personally I believe in UFO's but what is the real evidence that this
wasn't something like a satellite or part of an ICBM.
Just to answer about the time lapse photo that was posted, I'm not sure what date the photo was taken. I'm not even sure if we should trust the
date that is given (if there is one). These stars are tracked extremely well most likely by an automated equatorial mount like this:
without the automated unit it is possible to get time lapse photos but tracking the stars across the sky whilst doing so would be extremely difficult
(but still possible I guess). The problem is that if someone was moving the telescope manually (by hand) the stars would obviously be slightly fuzzy
due to the slight wobble that would be created. What date is this photo supposedly taken? If someone were using a manual equatorial mount it is
possible that someone could manually track the stars across the sky but it is extremely unlikely that it would be this clean.
Looking at the moon's distance of movement it is possible to calculate pretty accurately the exposure time. The moon, in astronomical terms, is
about .5 degrees in diameter. Using this as a guide, it would be possible to measure how far the moon traveled in degrees (in this exposure) and,
therefore, you could calculate how long the moon was actually exposed (and, therefore, how long the actual exposure was).
The movement of the moon we actually see is 95% due to earth's rotation and 5% due to the moon moving itself. Combine the two and the moon travels
approximately 1 of it's diameters in an hour across the sky. this means that this exposure would have had to have been extremely long we're talking
hours.. Highly unlikely that someone was manually keeping the telescope aligned with the rotating stars (however with a manual equatorial mount it
isn't completely impossible). IMO this was an automated unit due to the complete lack of any movement at all of the background stars.
[edit on 1-5-2008 by BlasteR]