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#1    seeder

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:16 AM

UFO 'Donut' Caught on ISS Live Video

A strange, donut-shaped, transparent UFO was spotted in a video made from the NASA International Space Station (ISS) live stream on November 4.

The video, posted to USTREAM.com, lasts for about three hours. But it's around the 1:38:00 mark that the weird, ring-shaped unidentified flying object appears. After morphing into a crescent shape and changing colors for about five minutes, the object suddenly disappears from view.

The disappearance coincides with the ISS flying over the Terminator, the line separating day from night and clearly visible from space. Whoever made the video must have had a purpose. Were they aware that the object would appear during that time period?

http://news.gather.c...281474981963083

Watch vid here, ffwd to 1.38 and keep watching

http://www.ustream.t...corded/40481898

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:50 AM

DUH-DUH-DUH-DUUUUUUHHHH!!  i just tried to watch it, but the screen stayed black. In the comments below there was a youtube link for this vid, but when i clicked on that, i was told the content "is not available"......!

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:55 AM

View PostJacques Terreur, on 07 November 2013 - 06:50 AM, said:

DUH-DUH-DUH-DUUUUUUHHHH!!  i just tried to watch it, but the screen stayed black. In the comments below there was a youtube link for this vid, but when i clicked on that, i was told the content "is not available"......!

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MIB silencing the internet again? :lol:

Try this one
http://www.ufocasebo...live-video.html

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:49 AM

thanks for the other link, man! :tu:  didn't work though, i guess it's got something to do with my work computer still running on windows 2000...

what struck me though when i watched the still was that it slightly resembles those so-called "UFOs" from that notorious NASA "tether incident"...that was explained, right? could it be the same phenomenon? Gaaahh... i leave it to you guys with 21st century gear for now.....


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:55 AM

I will be keen to hear Jim's take on it, but as sunlight affects it, surely it has to be a camera defect? They say a lens flare is ruled out, and reflection, but as you say, it does remind one of the STS ice particles. Condensation on the camera lens maybe?


Also, the object appears to reflect sunlight and travels at a relative, constant distance from the ISS as well as maintaining a consistent speed.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:32 AM

Dunno about this particular one, but some ISS camera lenses have a central obstruction (just like mirror (or reflex or catadioptric) lenses), which means all out of focus objects (usually that means things quite close to the camera) will be donuts.  It certainly looks like a bokeh donut...  Eg, here's some from one of my old 'cat' lenses:

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same thing, except this lens had a quite large central obstruction hence the skinnier donuts, and the stuff causing the donuts (which are sunlit sparkles on water) was far away rather than close.

Edited by ChrLzs, 07 November 2013 - 09:33 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:16 AM

And here it is caught on radar




Nah sorry folks its not got anything to do with the ISS, Im just kidding...But after Chrlzs's photo shows the donuts anomaly I had a quick google search to see if I can find more, the above was one of them but is a known radar anomaly

http://www.dailymail...really-mea.html

And I found another similar over someone's HOUSE!...

So for sure its got to be something to do with the camera/lenses.... And as other have said, Jim O will put the story straight

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Tell you what though, that clip was 3 hours long and not much happening, so 'credit' to whoever patiently watched it all - and found the above couple of mins of donut flying ...

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

Isn't it amazing how an inexperienced amateur observer here on earth, with not a clue about photography, lenses, optics, imaging, space sciences, orbital mechanics, operational aspects of a spacecraft, etc, etc, can pore over video footage like this, and spot something that looks odd and they don't understand...


no, wait, it's not that amazing.



BTW, I note that TOM ROSE is responsible for an awful lot of these UFO videos, and he never seems to give a source (as in who spotted the anomaly).  So I wonder if he is the person I described above?

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:00 PM

I'm sure it's dust within the mechanism, but I will defer to those more knowledgeable in camera optics.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:20 PM

View PostKahn, on 07 November 2013 - 12:00 PM, said:

I'm sure it's dust within the mechanism, but I will defer to those more knowledgeable in camera optics.

Close.. but these blobs usually move across the field of view - which means they aren't on/in the camera/lens.  It's usually ice or similar debris, often sunlit, that is drifting past the window quite close to the camera.  Because the camera is focused pretty much on Infinity so as to image the earth below, the little bright nearby speck is thrown out of focus.  The shape of the out of focus blob (technically called 'bokeh') is determined largely by the lens' design.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:34 PM

I would think  a  reflection or a lens thing..  i notice the   appearance and disappearance of the  "donut"  coincides with the brightness of the sunLIGHT  in the view.
..and it never moves... it remains stationary in relation to the ISS.

Notice though .. that clouds pass OVER  the donut...  how does that happen if it's a lens or reflection thingy  going on ???  ..   ???


    I saw an energy donut  in the 70's   .. It's movements were  unexplainable really.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:39 PM

View PostChrLzs, on 07 November 2013 - 11:54 AM, said:

Isn't it amazing how an inexperienced amateur observer here on earth, with not a clue about photography, lenses, optics, imaging, space sciences, orbital mechanics, operational aspects of a spacecraft, etc, etc, can pore over video footage like this, and spot something that looks odd and they don't understand...


no, wait, it's not that amazing.



BTW, I note that TOM ROSE is responsible for an awful lot of these UFO videos, and he never seems to give a source (as in who spotted the anomaly).  So I wonder if he is the person I described above?


OK so on that bit of name info I went back to the OP link

http://news.gather.c...281474981963083

At the bottom of the article its says "Image courtesy of NASA and Blogger"   The 'Blogger' bit...is a link to this blog

http://glancealotlin...live-video.html

And straight away we see " Posted by Tom Rose at 3:06 PM".

So I googled up 'Tom Rose + UFO' and found this list of stuff by the same man

http://www.examiner....user-trose11209

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:29 PM

Looks like the airy-disk camera artifact. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airy_disk

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:52 PM

View Postseeder, on 07 November 2013 - 06:16 AM, said:

UFO 'Donut' Caught on ISS Live Video

A strange, donut-shaped, transparent UFO was spotted in a video made from the NASA International Space Station (ISS) live stream on November 4.

The video, posted to USTREAM.com, lasts for about three hours. But it's around the 1:38:00 mark that the weird, ring-shaped unidentified flying object appears. After morphing into a crescent shape and changing colors for about five minutes, the object suddenly disappears from view.

The disappearance coincides with the ISS flying over the Terminator, the line separating day from night and clearly visible from space. Whoever made the video must have had a purpose. Were they aware that the object would appear during that time period?

http://news.gather.c...281474981963083

Watch vid here, ffwd to 1.38 and keep watching

http://www.ustream.t...corded/40481898



Just some effect of the camera.  Nothing remotely like a UFO.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:23 PM

View Postzoser, on 07 November 2013 - 04:52 PM, said:

Just some effect of the camera.  Nothing remotely like a UFO.

he says after we have all offered potential explanations... and 'nothing like a UFO'? Really, what are UFO's really like then? And no dont start pasting endless pics pls

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