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Retsub
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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis new [Re: kt4hx]
      #6183909 - 11/09/13 12:15 AM

Checking and using your limited info there were a couple of Cosmos sats about that time and direction for you to see. You don't mention any clouds but being down that low and for our area many things seem to change how they look from time to time. Thanks. *BW*

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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis *DELETED* new [Re: kt4hx]
      #6184260 - 11/09/13 09:21 AM

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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis *DELETED* new [Re: BrooksObs]
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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis *DELETED* new [Re: Cotts]
      #6184492 - 11/09/13 11:20 AM

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Edited by BrooksObs (11/09/13 11:22 AM)


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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis new [Re: timtrice]
      #6184703 - 11/09/13 01:20 PM

Quote:

(maybe cigarette's make me see things???).





Some cigarettes will!

Seriously: at the risk of being obvious, could it have been an airplane, on a course that aimed straight toward or away from you so that it didn't seem to move?

A few years back I saw what I thought was an honest-to-God UFO; but it turned out to be a huge weather balloon, high in the atmosphere. Brighter than Venus, and moving toward the horizon with the sun. This excited me, as I've never particularly believed that Earth was surrounded by ET's come to give us anal probes and cop our DNA.

I have some UFO stuff - "Majestic-12" literature - I printed off the web years ago for fun. When I saw my UFO, I checked this stuff, and there was a drawing of exactly what I saw (through binoculars) in a section describing various extraterrestrial craft. ("Holy... *Bleep*!", thought I.)

Then, I looked at the MUFON web site to see if they were calling it a UFO; they were the ones who said it was a weather balloon!

You just never know.

Edit: I reread the original post - could the pulsing have been caused by passing behind a cloud or some other obscuration? And, is there an airport situated anywhere near you that might fit into this scenario?

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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis new [Re: BrooksObs]
      #6184711 - 11/09/13 01:25 PM

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The fact is that the nature of the sighting alone, if not an aircraft, dictates it had to be a satellite, as there is no other possible source.




This is an interesting assertion. "No other possible source"? You're sure? You can prove that?


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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #6184851 - 11/09/13 02:57 PM

Quote:

Quote:

The fact is that the nature of the sighting alone, if not an aircraft, dictates it had to be a satellite, as there is no other possible source.




This is an interesting assertion. "No other possible source"? You're sure? You can prove that?




No actual celestial object can behave in the manner that has been described in the OP. Thus, the only reasonable alternatives are man-made objects such as satellites, or aircraft. If basically stationary in the sky, then probability of it being a satellite is weakened. Even balloons (still aircraft of a sort) would not be anticipated to brighten, fade away, return, fluctuation in brightness, then fade away yet again, over such a short interval.

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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis new [Re: BrooksObs]
      #6184923 - 11/09/13 03:37 PM

Forgive me if I don't share your certainty about these things. Personally, I don't know everything. But then, I don't pretend to.

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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #6184950 - 11/09/13 03:53 PM

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Forgive me if I don't share your certainty about these things. Personally, I don't know everything. But then, I don't pretend to.




Well then, by all means let's all hear your alternate explanations. I certainly await your words of wisdom.

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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis new [Re: BrooksObs]
      #6185059 - 11/09/13 04:57 PM

I have already presented my idea.

But, I'm not the one saying what is and isn't possible. I'm still waiting for some proof to back that statement up. So far all I've seen is opinion.


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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #6185248 - 11/09/13 06:52 PM

I would suggest that any object , be it celestial or something closer to home when viewed low down in the sky near the horizon can , through atmospheric intervention i.e. thin hazy cloud not necessarily obvious to the naked eye , be seen to "brighten , fade away , return , fluctuate in brightness ,then fade away again ".

Whether that object is a star , planet , aircraft , helicopter , satellite , balloon or any other immediately unidentifiable source of light will probably never be proven , but I would like to see possible sensible suggestions made as to it's identity rather than dismissive offhand remarks.

Mini-rant over.


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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis *DELETED* new [Re: BrooksObs]
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Re: Flaring Object in Puppis new [Re: *skyguy*]
      #6187352 - 11/10/13 07:09 PM

Thread is open for business. I will remind everyone that the Terms of Service (that we all agreed to as part of registering for this site) requires us to be respectful.

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