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Originally posted by kakerot7
I don't know. But i don't think that's its a star or a planet, its too big. So we now have to assume that it is a Unidentified Flying Object.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
it might be Venus.
It's kind of an odd shape for Venus
though. But my eyes aren't what
they use to be.
Originally posted by tommyjo
I agree with poster Soylent Green Is People. The images are blurry and it looks like you have camera shake going on? Have a look at your EXIF data on the originals and post the shutter speed? It is no use describing the shape of it on an image with blur and shake as any light source is going to be distorted.
Originally posted by Pauligirl
Go back out tomorrow morning at 5:00. If it's there again in the same place, then it's Venus.
Well I did check it against the unofficial USAF identification chart but didn't see any matches:
Originally posted by jennybee35
You mean not one of the resident experts has come along and solved this mystery? No swamp gas or balloons to believe in? I am shocked, SHOCKED I tell ya'!
I might be able to explain why it looks big on the camera. The human eye isn't a great imager so let's disregard that.
Originally posted by youdidntseeme
That light it definetly Venus. ...As to why it looks so much bigger right now I have no idea.
So next time you get a camera, if you want to take pictures of lights in the sky and avoid the blooming effect, get a camera with a CMOS or bloom-resistant imager.
CCDs also suffer from blooming (where charge "leaks" from one light receptor into surrounding ones)...
Blooming and smearing are also less of a problem with CMOS sensors.