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Originally posted by magma
reply to post by aynock
not very in focus,
we need to work out how large the object is. previous post to this is on the right track .
16.5 km to the headland approx
that means the whitecaps in the middle are about 8km out
that should add some perspective albeit crude
Then, for the object to be 1m (39.37 inches) away from the camera, it will have a length of 0.02943m (1.16 inch);
if it's 100m away (328ft), then it will have a size of 2.943m (9.66ft), etc....
Originally posted by aynock
Originally posted by magma
reply to post by OmegaLogos
Except if the object is at 2o to 30 meters we could blow up it without losing so much integrity.
can that be done with a boulder 20-30m away?
Originally posted by GeisterFahrer
Cliffs in focus .... check
Goat's head in focus .... check
50 foot blue shopping bag in focus ....
Good work. I think this works. Do you have any candidates for the exact balloon?
Originally posted by OmegaLogos
Explanation: I am now 99.999% certain it is a mylar party balloon.
Here is why ...
1stly the best picture so far came from pg2 by RoScoLaz ...
The above gif shows it is highly reflective.
elevenaugust's (11aug) analysis on pg33 concurs with that ...
SkepticOverlord (SO) posted on pg4 and pg29 and pg34 with a lot of evidence pointing towards it being a mylar party balloon.
SO, 11aug and phage also all confirm the exif data is credible.
SO on pg4
11aug on pg12
phage on pg1
I then followed up on all of that starting with 11aug information on sizing stuff found on pg10 ...
And after some rough guestimates [assuming some fisheye type distortions] as to size and range I went ahead and found the reflection [by flipping horizonatlly] on the assumed mylar ballon to be, ahem, reflected in the same landscape on Google Earth App and I detail that on pg38 ...
SO was correct its a festival show mylar balloon about 50cm to 1m in diameter and about 30m to 50m away flying some 30m to 40m above sea level on the wind at a mighty speed of 8m/s [which easily carries it out of sight in seconds].
Personal Disclosure: I hope this helps!
Originally posted by ZetaRediculian
Do you have any candidates for the exact balloon?
Silver Heart Balloon
•18" Diameter silver heart mylar
•Requires Helium to Float
•Self Sealing and Refillable
When inflated, these foil balloons measure 46 cm (wide) x 45 cm (high) and will cost $10.00 each (not including delivery).
These balloons have a self sealing valve and are ready for helium filling. Foil balloons require a foil nozzle to inflate, they need to be inflated with helium. To have this item inflated you will need to take it to a local business that inflates helium balloons such as a florist or party shop.