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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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G'day ATS people,
Whilst taking pictures of the moon one night simply because I thought it looked cool, I spotted what I thought was a plane in my shot. weird this was, it was 4 am and there are not normally inbound or outbound flights after 1 am in Melbourne, Also, it was in the wrong Direction of the airport but it is in a common flight path.

Anyway, it just seemed to disappeared into nowhere and it didn't look very big at all, in comparison to plains I've seen in that area. when I looked at the pictures they looked really odd so I'm posting here... opinions

I don't care either way, still, I got a weird feeling on this so it would be interesting to here some opinions and thoughts

all 3 were taken on a calm clear night using a tri-pod and a 3 second timer. the 2nd & 3rd pic I cropped as it was just black sky and trying to keep image size down

Pic 1


Pic 2


Pic 3


then it was gone




posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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How long was the light visible for?

The dissipation pattern seems life a fire work, presuming the light was not all that constant.

All the interesting stuff always seems to happen in the dark.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 01:55 PM
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reminds me of the photos dorothy izatt took...

check this thread...
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 01:55 PM
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Plasma energy space worm....that's what I'm sticking with, until someone knowledgeable chimes in with the truth....



ETA: Nice pic of moon....



Des




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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 01:58 PM
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Wow those are some crazy looking strings.

In this instance i dont think they are related. The intial bright image taken appears to me as if a firework was slowly falling back to the earth and then the internal charge was detonated out to each side.

It could have been very far off and looked a bit dull.

Thats my only guess, again more details of its behavior would be helpful
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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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Great pic.

It's amazing you don't get comments from people like phage, et al on the more amazing, organic, untouched pictures. When there is little doubt of cgi, some people have little to say.

F&S.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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well to be honest, I thought it was a plane and the reason is it looked like it was slowly moving south east and then it stopped and then headed north west (best I could tell at night and from far away) now planes fly that route a lot and it often appears as if they are stopped but that is normally because they are heading in my direction. I live 15 km from the airport which is in the north west the moon was just rising in the north east and it was 4 am. the dissipation of the light was about 40 seconds but the object was visible when I went outside and noticed the moon, went inside can grabbed my camera casually and set it up and took the three pictures... all that was about 10 minutes. Also, there isn't much in the way of homes in that area, if I was to guess, it was about 50+ km away nothing really there but the yarra ranges (assuming you know a little about Melbourne and surrounding areas



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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Originally posted by Jaellma
reply to post by MoeFugga
 
Great pic.

It's amazing you don't get comments from people like phage, et al on the more amazing, organic, untouched pictures. When there is little doubt of cgi, some people have little to say.

F&S.



Whats to say other than nice picture of the Moon , the squiggle of light is just a squiggle of light with no defining features to give a clue as to what it may be .



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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really good responses btw, thanks for those...

without the zoom, the light initially looked like a star (not a bright one) but moving like an aircraft, with the naked eye it looked as if it was breaking up or 3-4 very small very faint lights then it was gone... as I said, it wasn't until I plugged it into my computer and saw it on the LED that I decided to ask here for opinions

Also, the picture of the moon is more than just the moon, if you keep scrolling to the far top right of that picture you'll see... Sorry I didn't down size that one to fit the entire image with out the scroll bars, Just thought that might take away from the image
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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Three questions
1 did the star like object brighten then dim before it disappeared
2 Are the pictures posted in the order you took them
3 Are you familiar with how satellites look in the night sky

Thanks


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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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1 yes

2 yes

3 sort of... I know what they are, don't know if I ever really seen one
One thing to point out, even tho the moon is only half, it is relatively close to the object. The light from the moon may be responsible for it not being so bright
A satellite may act similar, but it's in a set orbit is it not and doesn't normally stop and change directions. what it did the 2-3 minutes I was in the house I don't know but I also know it wasn't a bug flying either, it was to smooth and controlled
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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 02:43 PM
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3 sort of... I know what they are, don't know if I ever really seen one

In that case did what you saw look anything like this


I think this one is a slightly better representation


I believe you may have seen an Iridium Satellite Flare ..... they can look pretty cool especially if you don't suffer light pollution



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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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no it was nothing like that at all, and it didn't appear to be so round, and them more I think about the less clear the details are becoming.... it is 5:40 am lol



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by gortex
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3 sort of... I know what they are, don't know if I ever really seen one

In that case did what you saw look anything like this


I think this one is a slightly better representation


I believe you may have seen an Iridium Satellite Flare ..... they can look pretty cool especially if you don't suffer light pollution



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Could be a flasher, I have one that comes by regularly, could be a Noaa satellite, or a redundant Japanese one. What I see without binoculars is similar to this,

www.youtube.com...

Comes in from northwest, and to the naked eye, the flashes are strobe like, and just as bright. You will not see any more than a few recurrences of the flashings as it passes over.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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It somehow looks like the Hessdalen phenomenon. Are the skies busy in Norhern Ireland? In Holland they are (I'm not lying i saw a triangle with non-blinking lights on the points flying overhead this very evening): in august sightings peaked in the Netherlands. I myself saw two orange/red fire-looking oval, speedy lights come over, and these were not lanterns, unless there are rocketpropelled ones on the market. Many other people also saw these strange flying fires, here's a link to a Dutch UFO-forum, which opens with the newest sightings by date. Unfortunately their forum is down at the moment. (www.ufomeldpunt.nl... (picture of a sighting, 10-9-2012, [url=//www.ufomeldpunt.nl...]. It's really exciting, to bad i have other things to do. Here one can see the peak of sightings in august, as recorded by this UFO-site: www.ufomeldpunt.nl...


Any Germans, Belgians, Dens here also witnessing a peak?

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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so when you took the pictures oh this light was the light the main focus of the picture or was the moon in the picture as well?



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 11:35 PM
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I don't know anything about Ireland accept there not to fond of the Britt's lol, I'm in Australia..

Could be one of those satellites..

The Moon was actually what I was intending on capturing, it was reddish before I went to get my Camera, but went yellowish by the time I set it up, the phenomenon was just a bonus and at the time, i just figured it was a plane that was coming in late due to delay's at it's departure airport such as Perth who are 3 hours behind us..

who knows,, at least I know it wasn't an ET encounter



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 03:29 AM
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Your camera moved!!!
Pic 1
Camera Maker: JVC
Camera Model: GZ-HM445
Image Date: 2012-09-11 03:24:52 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 45.3mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.500 s (1/2)
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Center Weight
Light Source: Fluorescent
Flash Fired: No (No Flash available)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined


Pic 2
Camera Maker: JVC
Camera Model: GZ-HM445
Image Date: 2012-09-11 03:25:12 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 109.9mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.500 s (1/2)
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Center Weight
Light Source: Fluorescent
Flash Fired: No (No Flash available)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Title:
Caption:

HALF a second exposure thats why you have a wobbly line!!!

Oh and set the white balance to daylight or your colours will be wrong during daylight and also the moon (reflected sunlight)
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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 05:26 AM
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HUH, Go figure, and Thanks for the Camera Info and explanation... that object didn't look right though but due to dodgy camera setting I buggered it up lol

cheers mate, I always had trouble with nite shots



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 05:31 AM
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Here's some more examples of what happens when the camera moves during a long exposure:



More info here




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