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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
reply to post by Phage
i didnt watch the video, but saw some pics, so if its true the moon has color why didnt it show on the pics and film taken by the astronauts that went to the the moon. was it because of the camera's? I dont know much about cameras or the moon. can anybody clarify why the moon looked all grey in the moon landing videos?
Originally posted by chrisb9
Below is the latest Apollo 17 Landing Site photo released by Nasa last August on 8-25-2011
This photo below is resized down 50% so that it would upload, as the original Nasa Photo is 1600 x 1200 and is 0.98 MB - However, as everyone can see, this photo is blurry and there is no color and clean quality like the man in Texas got in his photo's from his back yard...
edit on 7/25/2012 by chrisb9 because: a few typo corrections
Originally posted by eriktheawful
Cameras are funny things.
In today's world, we use digital cameras and don't even pause to think about what an amazing tech this is.
Growing up, you put film in your camera, took your pictures. If you were lucky, it was a Polaroid camera, and you had a color picture in just a few minutes after it spit it out and you waited for it to self develop.
Or, you used up the film and dropped it off at your local drug store and came back a few days later to get the pictures that had been developed.
But with today's digital cameras, a CCD chip or Charged Coupled Device that is sensitive to light replaced the film.
However, that chip is only sensitive to levels of light. Not color. Filters have to be used, or programming that figures out what colors should be in the pictures. Depending on the camera and type of CCD chip it has, will depend on how well it performs at various light levels.
Cheap digital cameras perform quite well....when light levels are bright. They do not perform well when light levels are low. For a fact, one of the problems with the first digital cameras being used for astrophotography was how to keep the CCD chip cool enough so that long term exposures the pictures would not become saturated with thermal noise.
Expensive cameras are better, and are even designed for lower light levels, to where you will get a much better picture of objects in the sky at night.
So what color is the moon? Again, just step outside and look up with your eyes, especially when the moon is full. Our eyes are designed to take in the full color spectrum of 390 nm to 750 nm.
And that is how we see color during the day too. Light being reflected off the object we are seeing. A red jacket looks red because that is the majority of the wave length of light that is being reflected off of it.
So most of the time, the moon looks silvery white to us. That's because the majority of the material on it that is reflecting light, is reflecting that wave length to our eyes (or film).
Sometimes we see it in different colors: yellow when it's close to the horizon because of dust or pollution in the air. Sometimes redish orange, but not because it looks like that, but the light being reflected back from it is being affected by something in the atmosphere (or because the moon is entering the Earth's shadow during a lunar eclipse).
Are their structures on the moon?
I've yet to see anything that can convince me (or isn't a photoshopped hoax). Old blurry Apollo pics haven't done it for me. Clementine pictures have not. And the LROC hasn't shown anything yet (but it hasn't finished mapping all of the moon either).
Of course you have others yelling that NASA is covering it up! Even with the LROC. That they photoshop the LROC images.
That is kind of funny to me, Since it's a university that is putting those images out, not NASA. But still, I've asked people who say that to show us the proof of this. I mean come on, we're very good at showing how someone photoshopped a building or pyramid into a picture right? So the reverse should be true.
But no one has shown me a LROC picture yet with proof it's been photoshopped. I'm still waiting.
So does this mean there isn't a 20 mile long crashed alien ship on the far side of the moon?
I don't know. Some of those areas have not been mapped by the LROC yet, and all we have are fuzzy Clementine pictures (or photoshopped hoaxes). I think some things do look intriguing. But I want to see a picture with 0.5 meter resolution of it first before I make my mind up.
And before anyone says: NASA will cover it up!
Be of good cheer! I mean, you all are so convinced that NASA will cover it all up....yet they release videos and images time and time again of massive "UFOs" cruising around tethers, the earth, the sun.......without a care in the world, right?
I mean apparently NASA screws up all the time and just lets those videos and pictures out into the public all the time.
But apparently they are really good at covering up buildings on the moon........
Originally posted by DARREN1976
I thought ccd chips where for long exposure pic's/vid's?