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Thursday, 2 May 2013

Mistery solved: it's not a UFO, it's a fly

I have sectioned, zoomed, brightened the object that slowed in my video through a telescope on the night of lunar eclipse that took place on 25 April 2013. Then, I thought for sure that in the video appeared a bright object on the Moon.

 It seems I managed to solve the mystery: a fly, possibly a moth, possibly a bat. It depends on the distance from where they are.
I managed to adjust contrasts, so as to see the behavior of the "object" during the flight, and also to see more clear the changing of it's form.

In the video below, we see a chaotic behavior, which a flying object I do not think it could have, which it reaches the edge of the Moon just before getting in front of the Lunar disk, and here's a small, playful thing, flapping it's wings, you can not deny it's there.
I could not see it so well at the first time, because the image was upside down, as seen through the telescope.

Even if it makes its appearance as a light in the video (which made ​​me first think it's an unidentified object), it doesn't matter. Perhaps being on auto exposure, the camera chose to increase its luminosity on the fly / bird, or maybe the fly / bird was illuminated by the city.
In conclusion, I'm glad I have solved this mystery, while I'm sorry that it was not a UFO. My eyes are still looking for a real one, and I hope the wait will not be too long.

Optics: CelestronC8 "-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5) motorized
Device: Sony CX-130
Video mode: Full HD progressive 1920x1080
Filter: no
Date: 25/04/2013
Location: Baia Mare, Romania


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