posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 09:49 AM
Look at this series of images, from the same site. Notice how the moon is overexposed?
This is what photographer had to say.
P.C. Sherrod: "We used our public viewing scope, an 8" Meade LX 90 telescope and Olympus digital C-3000 camera with 1/40th second
exposures. Saturn's image is suffering from turbulence since it was only 16 degrees from the horizon when taken. The brighter moon is badly
'burned in' from overexposure. Lots of fun, and quickly over!"
Or this one. showing again how the moon would really look like when photographed with saturn. Again, hugely overexposed.
And finally this image.
it was taken at the same time as the image originally posted from the Anomalies website. It looks almost exactly the same, and the photographer says
Photo details: 3 1/2" Questar telescope and an Olympus 3040 digital camera. "Because the Full Moon is 10 times brighter than Saturn, I
shot the Moon... then shot Saturn at a different exposure," says Sandy. "The images were then combined to form the final image.
So if the photographers themselves admit the photographs are composites, why the insistence they are not?
[edit on 7-8-2004 by muppet]