posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 07:55 PM
I went out with Ed and friends at the UFO Expo. I have 30 years experience with observational astronomy and know sky and the standard objects well. I
know satellite and orbital objects by their positions and orbital positions. I have software that knows where satellites are and have identified them
after seeing them.
That night I saw many objects. Meteors, insects, birds, conventional aircraft. But I also saw objects I could not account for. Their dynamics where
impossible by our technological standards. So I have to say that I saw enough to want a pair of goggles. Unfortunately the $3.5K is not in the pocket
yet. I did meet an ex military guy in the lobby afterward who had high quality surplus type 3 NV Scopes with proper adaptive optics and hard case for
I was not impressed with Ed's kluged camera/night-scope. I myself will either have a coupler machined myself and a good fluid mount tripod. Then we
can get good tracking on video for these anomalous objects. I've enough training with a camera to get interesting footage, I am sure.
The substandard videos linked here drove me crazy and I wanted to B-slap the camera people for their lack of command of the gear. They jumped around
and jiggled the image so much I could not see anything except brief flashes of activity momentarily on the periphery. Waste of time watching.
I would get these NV 3 glasses in any case just to look at the sky. It was quite stunning to see 8th and 9th magnitude stars in the mucky Bay Area.
That alone is worth the price of admission.