posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 01:44 AM
reply to post by nedined
An 18 inch telescope (the one that Leon Elenin used) refers to the DIAMETER of the mirror, the telescope used in this video seems to be less than 3
inches in diameter.
In the video it states that a brown dwarf would not be visible in the infrared spectrum. The reason it is called brown is that almost all of its
output is in the infrared part of the spectrum and little is in the visible spectrum!
On a normal homemade 6 inch dobsonian reflector telescope I can resolve small enough to see the moons of Jupiter (hell, even Galileo could do that).
In this video, he didn't seem to be able to resolve Jupiter to more than a small dot.
At the present moment, comet Elenin is inside the orbit of Jupiter, about half way from the Earth to Jupiter.
If it was a brown dwarf, it would simply be visible and anyone, even with a toy telescope, would be able to see it. We'd be feeling its heat (a brown
dwarf is a cold STAR) and seeing effects of it gravity.
We don't because Comet Elenin is tiny (less than 4 km across). Because it is so small, people with toy telescopes are not likely to see it. Nor is it
likely to have any measurable effect on the Earth.
I'll try & figure out where the maker of this video was looking in the sky when he made it and give you the name of the star he is misidentifying as
Nibiru. I'll also tell you how many light years away it is.