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Originally posted by nineix
If you want to know the real truth, the truth that's relatively boring and harder to swallow, well, please find the original source that isn't labeled with a UFO tag, and ask some people WHAT is going on in the video without any prearranged preconceived notions or ideas about aliens.
Originally posted by navy_vet_stg3
I'm guessing it's one of the following...
1: Swamp Gas
3: Lens Flare
Have I forgot any?
These small debris particles are brightly illuminated by the Sun, and are easily seen by the coronagraphs if they wander into the field of view. They are tremendously out-of-focus, and often appear as "donut" shapes in the COR1 and COR2 telescopes because of the central occulter in these telescopes. The bigger the piece of debris appears, the closer it is to the telescope. Because the COR1 and COR2 images are generally built up from a series of images, the same piece of debris will often show up multiple times.
Below are listed the transits of the planets and some bright stars through the FOV of the STEREO spacecrafts' COR2 instruments for 2012.
The format is:
Date&Time of entry - Date&Time of exit Object Direction Notes
Date&Time are UT and are approximate: +/- a few hours.
This list is similar to the Sungrazer's list of transits for the SOHO spacecraft.
Mercury will transit during inferior and superior conjunction with the spacecraft. It is nearly invisible during inferior transits.
2012 STEREO COR2
12/29/11 23:00 - 01/03/12 03:00 Mercury L>R Dim, Inferior
01/10/12 14:00 - 01/20/12 22:00 Jupiter L>R
01/27/12 00:00 - 03/02/12 02:00 Venus R>L
01/31/12 - 02/03/12 Pleiades L>R
03/01/12 14:00 - 03/08/12 00:00 Mercury R>L Bright, Superior
04/01/12 - 04/09/12 M44 cluster L>R
04/22/12 21:00 - 04/30/12 20:00 Regulus L>R
05/12/12 05:00 - 05/13/12 16:00 Mercury L>R Dim, Inferior (Extreme Bottom of FOV)
06/13/12 14:00 - 06/20/12 17:00 Spica L>R
06/17/12 10:00 - 06/25/12 03:00 Saturn L>R
06/17/12 23:00 - 07/12/12 02:00 Mars L>R
06/21/12 06:00 - 07/04/12 00:00 Mercury R>L Bright, Superior
08/27/12 05:00 - 08/29/12 22:00 Mercury L>R Dim, Inferior
11/01/12 09:00 - 11/09/12 16:00 Mercury R>L Bright, Superior
Originally posted by webpirate
The sun isn't conscious.
I'm sorry, but, this isn't what you think it is. It's definitely not a UFO, or anything associated with intelligently controlled spacecraft.