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Its a lens flare, a dead pixil, some dust in the camera, an "artifact", a glitch, a hoax, anything BUT an unidentified real physical object. Just like all other mysterious images of stuff in space, none of it is real. Anything that can't be explained away in prosaic terms is by definition fake.
lol how can a telescope focusing on the sun have a low earth orbiting satellite in view. That is just the height of illogical ideas. First off it wouldnt even be remotely in focus and even if it was it would take up the entire field of view. Do you have any idea how much zoom you would need to get that much resolution of the sun??
Its something we dont understand...Jesus are we that full of our own ego as a species that we cant just say " dam we dont know " Common sense tells me unless this telescope was on Mercury that is NOT a satellite.
...4. if its a satellite then surely someone somewhere will be able to confirm its existence unless of course its classified...
..however all of the above considered it still doesn't explain why it suddenly appears in the view screen
reply to post by skyblueworld
It looks like it's appearing from nowhere as if it's coming out of the sun.. weird.
It seems like the filming started when the object was already part way across the Sun, but I'm guessing the astronomer was surprised to see the satellite, and quickly hit the 'record' button on the camera after he noticed it.
Soylent Green Is People
reply to post by intrptr
what kind of terrestrial telescope can see that kind of detail on the sun?
Here is one amateur who can with a back yard telescope (albeit with a big back yard telescope):
It's the sun, as viewed from a back garden in High Wycombe: Amateur astronomer captures solar streaks in incredible detail
Here is another from an amateur:
Marvelous Solar Images
And the guy in the OP wasn't even an amateur.
edit on 12/3/2013 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)
lol how can a telescope focusing on the sun have a low earth orbiting satellite in view. That is just the height of illogical ideas. First off it wouldn't even be remotely in focus and even if it was it would take up the entire field of view. Do you have any idea how much zoom you would need to get that much resolution of the sun??
Looks like something that was created when the cat ate some dental floss.
It appears to have something sticking out of it, I have no clue what it is.
reply to post by skyblueworld
For those who can't see it, the "arm" is coming out the top on the left side of the object, and goes quite a ways "up".
reply to post by NoRulesAllowed
Nothing goes up that we don't know about. Cant keep the sky a secret. Sorry want to try again.?
Taken by Richard Schmidt on December 1, 2013 @ Burleith Observatory, Washington, DC.
While imaging sunspots we observed a fast-moving satellite with a long boom arm crossing the field of view. This sequence spans 36 milliseconds of real time. The object was moving East at 1 degree per second. Lunt LS100 solar telescope.
When I try to click on view EXIF data it comes up unavailable
Camera Used: Unavailable Unavailable
Exposure Time: Unavailable
Date Taken: Unavailable
Link to source on spaceweather.com
Long boom arm? I do see something though.
Can ATS solve this case?
I'm don't really have a clue what it is, but neither does the Burleith Observatory.....yet.