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Originally posted by eaganthorn
Many com sats use IR, the GPS sats use IR and "dark" recon aircraft have been know to show up in low ban IR photography. But not so with stealth though, they don't show up in IR at all, not even with the beacon switched on.
Even “stealth” aircraft can be tracked this way – the F-35 Lightning II, for instance, has limited infared stealth owing to an 40,000 pound thrust, single-engine design that lacks the shielding/dispersal measures of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber et. al. Speaking of which, see the above graphic of a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber at relatively close range, lifted from EADS Eurofighter’s presentation to the Norwegian government as they touted their own aircraft’s advanced IRST cueing sensor.
In total 17 411 flight paths, including track direction and altitude, of migrating birds were recorded for 68 nights from August to October.
Originally posted by nablator
DK sent me the full size picture. It is not the original file, it's been through PhotoShop.
Originally posted by Guzzeppi
Question for the OP. How fast would you say the oblects were moving? Obviously, there are no points of reference other than the tree's below and it sounded like it all happened very quickly. Best guestimate? They look to be rather high altitutude from what I see.
Originally posted by fill0000
dark, again if the pics are too big to post the proper res can you spare a minute to email it also?
Originally posted by silver6ix
Ive said if anyone ca sow me birds (a breed perhaps) that use this loose and disfunctional formation it would help but as far as I can see its not a bird pattern, birds dont just go up and fly any old way and that formation is wide spaced with birds flying loose, they just dont do that.