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Or just another stupid hoax...
It appeared as if from nowhere, and was quickly gone again seconds later
Diamond shaped UFO
There are a fair number of video clips and photographs of diamond-shaped UFOs. There are also many photos and videos of fuzzy circular UFOs. In many cases these do not show the true shape of the object. That's because they are out of focus!
Many cameras use an autofocus system nowadays. Unfortunately, when you are taking a photo of a small object in the sky, particularly if it is dark, the autofocus system can struggle to get the focus sharp. This results in circle or diamond-shapes, depending on the aperture of the camera.
- video here -
Originally posted by ProudBird:
"Yeah....just checked Stellarium. Video shot in evening. on 6 March. Venus and Jupiter both in the evening sky....depending on exact time, Venus may already have set, so it would be Jupiter."
....given that the video does zoom out enough to have captured both planets....
Originally posted by TeaAndStrumpets:
"....given that the video does zoom out enough to have captured both planets...."
Originally posted by ProudBird
reply to post by TeaAndStrumpets
No, it doesn't: Look again. The videographer is intentionally deceptive.
Yes, Venus and Jupiter are roughly close 'azimuth-wise', but again.....if you've ever used a video camera, and the extreme zoom (as shown in the video), then you will know how narrow the field of view is, at a high zoom level.
Well narrow enough to be able to exclude another bright planet, even if only 10 degrees azimuth(or horizontal) apart.
Originally posted by lost_shaman
There is a possibility that Jupiter is too dim for the camera to pick up, but at -2.14 Apparent Mag. that doesn't say much for the camera being used.