This is strange. I went out around 1PM to do some routine sky watching ....
While I was out there I decided to practice taking video on my new equipment as it is very difficult to get a steady moving shot in full zoom as even
the slightest motion will shake the crap out of the video. I am just south of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and every day there are
gliders flying in the air. So I shot some footage today of gliders, sky divers, and a plane.
Anyway while I was looking at the videos, in this one particular video I noticed a small round object flashing light. Almost looks like a rotating
It comes into the frame at around 26 seconds and you can then see it for the rest of the video.
You can't see the object unless you watch in 1080p in full screen. Watch the lower center-right of the video.
I have taken some zoomed screen shots and it looks like a silver reflective ball reflecting light.
I have been doing a lot of observing of the sky these days and know every object in the area. From balloons of all types, plastic bags, gliders,
planes, sky divers, jet lines, private jets, birds, you name it ...
I haven't been able to properly identify this one ...
Screen Shots from Video:
So far best guesses are mylar balloon however, if you watch the video frame by frame, it appears to come in and out of a cloud. Which would make the
object pretty large.
Footage was recorded w/ a Canon 5D 21 MegaPixel camera using a 100-400mm zoom lens w/ a 2X extender.
edit on 4-10-2011 by freedommusic because:
adding link to screen shots
edit on 4-10-2011 by freedommusic because: adding some images
edit on 4-10-2011 by freedommusic because: removing bad img
edit on 4-10-2011 by freedommusic because: remove embedded video as you just can't see object unless viewed in full
edit on 4-10-2011 by freedommusic because: actually object appears lower center right