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by NotRappaport
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Stars/no stars - and other space oddities
Replies: 92
Views: 92971

Re: Stars/no stars - and other space oddities

When I suggested a possible tactic by the people behind nasa, to use an expert on this forum, why didn't you take that as a compliment? Because I am not being "used" by the clowns at NASA or whoever is behind them and resent the implication. I am only presenting conclusions that have been arrived a...
by NotRappaport
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Stars/no stars - and other space oddities
Replies: 92
Views: 92971

Re: Stars/no stars - and other space oddities

As for what NotRappaport noted, I guess that you can achieve the same effect by any or a combination of a) low f-stop b) High ISO sensitivity and c) long exposure time Low f-stop alone is nowhere near enough to photograph stars. A high ISO alone will tend to show more image graininess than is accep...
by NotRappaport
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Stars/no stars - and other space oddities
Replies: 92
Views: 92971

Re: Stars/no stars - and other space oddities

On a personal level, I admit to being biased towards "They are not detectable in the visible spectrum", but that doesn't mean I can't accept the real situation, it will just be harder to convince me. Thus far you've presented no compelling reason to seriously consider such an idea, so the onus woul...
by NotRappaport
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Stars/no stars - and other space oddities
Replies: 92
Views: 92971

Re: Stars/no stars - and other space oddities

it's quite strange that down on Earth seems to be no problem in photographing scenes where stars are quite apparent, like this 360º shoot in Google Maps. Look how bright the Moon is in that image - it's obviously a long exposure. My guess would be 5-10 seconds based on experience and the minimal am...
by NotRappaport
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Stars/no stars - and other space oddities
Replies: 92
Views: 92971

Re: Stars/no stars - and other space oddities

I'm just not convinced that the situation is the same at high altitude where the stars should be much brighter ... my gut instinct says their cameras would be able to see the stars in these videos. Regardless of how much brighter we think stars would be when viewed from that altitude, the Moon and ...
by NotRappaport
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1543
Views: 1430225

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

The color effects in my photographs arise from chromatic aberration . This is quite easy to show by comparing the aberration in each image to the location within the camera frame. Please study and comprehend the illustration below. The top part of the image shows the 12 pictures I previously posted,...
by NotRappaport
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1543
Views: 1430225

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

So what's your final take on Bianconi's "ISS" picture? Is it legit? A "yes or "no" answer will suffice. Of course, more profound comments of yours will be a bonus. My opinion is it is probably legit. So I would say mostly yes. But since any picture at all has the potential to be fake, I cannot be t...
by NotRappaport
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1543
Views: 1430225

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

The array edges (i.e. 1,2,3, and 4) are clearly NOT perpendicular to the sun, as they are brightly illuminated - and so should, obviously, the dishes be. In the Bianconi images, those little big dishes are simply NOT THERE. Get it? Indeed I do "get it" - at a much more circumspect level that you ar...
by NotRappaport
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1543
Views: 1430225

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

Most amusingly, as I looked today into another self-proclaimed "ace ISS photographer" named Julian Wessel, I found that he has already been exposed as a fraud by none other than ...Phil Plait! (i.e. perhaps the most prominent NASA-shilling personnages to be found on the internet). Actually it wasn'...
by NotRappaport
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1543
Views: 1430225

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

Back to the subject at hand, and in particular for the enlightenment of those who can't figure out what angle of view has to do with how the "ISS" appears in various photographs, let's walk through it step by step: The photos I've posted were all taken inside two different 30-second windows. Here is...
by NotRappaport
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1543
Views: 1430225

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

Any idea why Vandebergh would publish such colorful, "xmas tree" images of the Thing - whereas Bianconi releases his images in greyscale? Perhaps he wanted a color image? It comes at the cost of reduced sharpness because monochrome cameras produces sharper astrophotography images. See https://photo...
by NotRappaport
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1543
Views: 1430225

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

Now, I'm sure you will understand my profound perplexity as to how these various amateur shots are so radically different - since they are meant to depict the very same spacecraft (although, of course, under different lighting / atmospheric conditions / photographic equipments - and whatnot). Not r...
by NotRappaport
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1543
Views: 1430225

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

Ok, I took a total of 261 pictures of this pass and it looks like my estimate of it being in frame 1 out of 5 times is about right. Out of the few dozen pictures that it was in, only the ones where it was almost directly overhead and at it's brightest turned out well enough to see anything. https://...
by NotRappaport
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1543
Views: 1430225

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

I agree that the finder-scope-picture-plan is superior to video mode which with that resolution will probably only give you another series of blurry dots. That was my thought as well - with video the resolution would be not much better than the photo resolution at much lower magnification. Although...
by NotRappaport
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1543
Views: 1430225

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

There was another pass tonight that I didn't originally plan on trying to photograph due to it being less bright (-2.7) than tomorrow's predicted -3.6. I decided to go ahead and try getting some shots with just the telescope and camera (no eyepiece). So basically the telescope was like a 600mm zoom ...