What are these lights seen from the space station?

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Observer, May 9, 2020.

  1. Observer Registered Member

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    I'm waiting for a chance to get another image. On my phone you can see dozens upon dozens of lights that remind you of stars but the camera is pointed toward Earth and none of those lights change position.

    For some reason when I upload my sharp photos they are blurred so badly when I link to them you can barely see a few of the lights on the message board.
     
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  3. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe the aliens are somehow doing it?
     
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  5. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Let's deal with things one by one. First, the video, which is the one thing you posted that we can all see.

    What is your reaction to my suggested explanation in post 12? Do you consider it plausible?
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Not a matter of plausibility. There's no question those are associated with the camera itself. They do not move relative to the frame of the camera regardless how it pans, tilts or zooms and even across multiple cuts.


    The slow-moving dots only need interpretation. And I see no reason why debris in orbit independent orbits would not fit.
     
  8. Observer Registered Member

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    You are incorrect.
     
  9. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Why is that, then? Give us your reasons.

    And are you going to reply to either my post 23 or my original post 12?
     
  10. Observer Registered Member

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    Read my other posts, I am not going to be redundant to feed a foul cone.
     
  11. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    But you haven't responded to my suggestion.

    I suggested:
    - that the spots that don't change position are in the optics of the camera and
    - that the ones moving from bottom to top are satellites in lower orbits (though they could be orbiting debris as Dave suggests).

    You have not commented on either of these suggestions.

    So far there does not seem to be anything difficult to explain - unless you can explain why these suggestions can't be right.
     
  12. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    And the rest? Like I said, dirt on the camera lens, space debris, light trickery etc etc or any number of other mundane occurrences.
    Still, it's something that UFO nuts would attempt to grab hold of and run with, to help re-enforce their ever failing claims of Aliens or other such nonsense...you agree?
     
  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Good. Since your other posts have already been considered and rejected, and you've got nothing more to add, we'll just go ahead and close this down, OK?
     
  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Also: exchemist: Stop being a foul cone.
     
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  15. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Here is the video with the lens artifacts highlighted across pans, tilts and zooms - even between widely spaced cuts in scenes. They stay rock solid down to the pixel.



    Here's some footage where it stays rock solid to the pixel even when the camera is shaken around.



    Those are some pretty athletic UFOS!


    As for the moving specks - the video solves that expertly at 3:00:


    They're satellites, in lower orbits, which - as exchemist points out - will show them moving from bottom to top of the image.
     
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  16. zgmc Registered Senior Member

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    My buddy told me today that he saw a fleet of objects in the sky a couple nights ago. Turns out it was Elon Musks satellite fleet..
     
  17. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Here's my hovering object couple of days ago

    Anybody have any thoughts?

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  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I am more concerned with why your neighbour is using a dildo as a lightning rod.
     
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  19. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Is corner roof Indonesian decoration

    Here is another one better lit and different angle and slightly different style on the hotel behind

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    Don't think either suitable as lightening rod

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  20. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks for giving me a laugh when I woke up this morning and checked in.

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    But indeed, a new covfefe, perhaps.

    One to add to the list for future use.

    I suspect Observer won't be back. He or she seemed to take a dislike to our efforts to point out a rational explanation.
     

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