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#1    DingoLingo

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:46 PM

ok this is taken from one of the storm chasing groups over here in Oz and was posted up on their facebook page

"So what is it???
Experienced photographer Netti Schimke captured this "unknown" tonight from Toogoolawah in SEQLD looking towards Esk @ around 8:15pm. Her camera was very much skywards with no lights or reflections in the area. It seems we can rule out suspicions such as a meteor and plane ect (moving objects) due to the fact the camera was exposed or open for 30 seconds. Another exposure was taken straight after with no similar features.
Very interesting! ~ Jeff ~"

rather interesting.. I thought it might have been a sprite..

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:55 PM

Its dark, and any experienced photographer will know that in the dark it could be anything.
It is impossible to say what it is as we do not really know the distance or exact height.
And those little white dots on the screen are not stars, you can actually see the faint boxes round them where they have been added for effect, while she was signing her name on it.
Sorry, but fake stars and signature does not convince me this is anything special.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:01 AM

What makes you think the stars are fake?

edit: Oh, I cherry picked what I wanted to read.

I don't see the faint boxes.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:05 AM

View Post_Only, on 30 November 2013 - 12:01 AM, said:

What makes you think the stars are fake?

edit: Oh, I cherry picked what I wanted to read.

I don't see the faint boxes.
If you look at the white "dots" closely, there is a faint box round them and some are exactly the same, slightly elongated shape.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:20 AM

If the stars are supposedly fake then there doesn't seem to be any reason to think the "photo" is real either.
Also..what sort of "experienced" photographer is going to take a photo of something "unusual" then plaster their name in huge letters in the image?

P.S: I can see the faint boxes too but assuming for the moment the image is real (which I am not sure it is) could the boxes be a result of the image being taken by a digital camera?


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:26 AM

:santa: ?

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 01:28 AM

actually she is a storm chaser photographer from over here in qld.. this is what makes me think it could be a photo of sprites then anything else.. we have had some rather interesting storms roll through here the past few days..

they have been ruling out sats.. meteors that kind of deal.. due to it being a 30 second exposure..


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 01:46 AM

Unfortunately having the name overlayed upon the photo doesn't help as there can no doubt it has been manipulated, if only to overlay the text.  I would be interested in how the camera was stabilized as it appears the "stars" wobbled a bit, leaving ghost "halos" to the lower right of each.  Interestingly, the object in question does not exhibit the same ghosting.  This leaves one of two possibilities, either the object was overlayed on the photo, or the object emitted light for a short period of time (as lightning would).


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:09 AM

View Postfreetoroam, on 30 November 2013 - 12:05 AM, said:

If you look at the white "dots" closely, there is a faint box round them and some are exactly the same, slightly elongated shape.

Good catch!


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:10 AM

I was going to say perhaps a sprite but they are damn difficult to photograph.   The stars do have those consistent outlines that suggest a copy paste operation.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:19 AM

Dingo, there's several things not right with that image, and I want to see:
- the original, without any processing (a crop including several stars would do, but it needs to have the exif intact..)
- the other exposure taken the same way..

Those 'stars' do not look at all like real stars - from a 30 second exposure there should be many many more of varying brightnesses, plus they should show slight trails, not weird haloes that look more like compression artefacts (of which there are many - it's a very poor quality image and I think those faint boxes come from that excessive compression). The spots might even be hot pixels from a low-quality or worn out sensor..

Let us know if anything more useful surfaces..

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:23 AM

View PostChrLzs, on 30 November 2013 - 03:19 AM, said:

Dingo, there's several things not right with that image, and I want to see:
- the original, without any processing (a crop including several stars would do, but it needs to have the exif intact..)
- the other exposure taken the same way..

Those 'stars' do not look at all like real stars - from a 30 second exposure there should be many many more of varying brightnesses, plus they should show slight trails, not weird haloes that look more like compression artefacts (of which there are many - it's a very poor quality image and I think those faint boxes come from that excessive compression). The spots might even be hot pixels from a low-quality or worn out sensor..

Let us know if anything more useful surfaces..

Yeah, they could be artifacts. That would explain the repeating geometric pattern.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:58 AM

Great picture could be a ufo


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:00 AM

The stars do appear elongated which is in line with the exposure time. Few stars could be due to longer summer days and dark occurring later.
Ive read reports of a possible QLD meteor sighting, heading south to north on the local au astronomy site, Ice in Space..

http://www.iceinspac...ad.php?t=114803


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:10 AM

Ive just enlarged and enhanced it for you

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