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reply to post by skyblueworld
This sequence spans 36 milliseconds of real time. The object was moving East at 1 degree per second.
36 MILLISECONDS ???
-(1 millisecond is 0.001 seconds)-
33.367 milliseconds is the amount of time one frame lasts in an 29.97fps video, BUT HERE WE CLEARLY HAVE MORE THAN 1 FRAME: the object moves.
How did they manage to record that, are they using high speed cameras to record the surface of the Sun? It doesn't really make sense...
Early high-speed cameras used film to record the high-speed events, but today high-speed cameras are entirely electronic using either a charge-coupled device (CCD) or a CMOS active pixel sensor, recording typically over 1,000 frames per second into DRAM and playing images back slowly to study the motion for scientific study of transient phenomena
reply to post by UnmitigatedDisaster
Just a little bit of common sense would be nice folks, you know, like we used to have around here as a matter of course?
thats one big satellite....??
I'm confused about their report of timing as well. Thirty-six milliseconds seems awfully quick for the number of frames presented.
Also, why does it seem to appear from nowhere? Assuming that the gif was the entire sequence then the dot with a line appeared out of no where and moved across.
I'm not an expert at all, so maybe that's why it doesn't make sense to me; but it doesn't make me think of anything fantastical being likely either.
pretty sure SOHO is a cube shape and it does have an occluding disk (which I think is built into the lens). Besides somebody just did the math on the speed of this thing and either way you look at it it is moving faster than even our fastest known terrestrial or space objects.
uh notice the long boom/appendage sticking out the ten/eleven o'clock position of the main circle with the dot on the end of it. Compared to the size of those sunspots (which we are zoomed in on), it nullifies any claim that the object is small. If anyone can't figure that out it's their problem.
since none said it... ummm MERCURY??
The plane was also large compared to the sunspots.
What you see is a satellite imaging the area around the sun, the little dot at the end of the boom is there to block the sun from the camera view so it can get a better picture of what is ejected from the sun etc...
Did someone remember that tethered satellite? it looks like that?
The first proposed use of a railgun in space, the Checmate Railgun would launch 3-ounce slugs at 2 miles per second using only two highly charged rails, vaporizing intercontinental ballistic missiles instantly. This artist's conception appeared in the June 1986 issue of Popular Mechanics.
They started the recording when it was in front of the sun. It then drifts out of view... What you experience as it "coming out of the sun" is just the replay of the GIF animation making you confused about the timing.