Wispy Clouds Website

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here is a very intriguing local Perth site called Wispy Clouds. Rob Hartland (PhD) – the bloke who runs the site – has an interesting way of finding airborne aerial anomalies (UFOs) using a $400 camera . . .

He takes hundreds of high resolution photos and then scrutinizes each frame in Photoshop. In one session he captured object in 20% of his images. More on his website.

Wispy Clouds Website

Some of the images reminded me of the single person craft observed in the Rendlesham Forest IncidentBritain’s Roswell. In 1980, a Nuclear base was visited by several UFOs, one was a single person craft.Rendlesham Forest Incident.

I can only imagine Rob has probably auditioned various photo techniques, but another comes to mind.

Aerial UFO Photography

1

Point a camera-mounted telescope
at the most peculiar wispy cloud

2

Take an image every 2-3 seconds
using an intervalometer (you can get these for $30, although some of the better cameras have them inbuilt).

3

Open the image folder in Windows
And use the inbuilt windows photo viewer to flick quickly through the images until you spy an anomaly.

The odds of getting a nice shot of a craft are low and it sounds like Rob is having good success with his own technique.

To my mind, these things don’t want to be seen. We’re such a stupid species we’d immediately envy their tech (and angle on some way to obtain it).

There is a sub-culture within astrophotography that’s always fascinated me. Nightlapse photography is where the night sky is photographed over a whole night. The shutter for each image is opened long enough to get a good exposure of the sky and then another photo is taken some minutes later. The images are then played together. When watching nightlapse photography, you can easily see planes and various objects flying through the sky. Planes and bolides fly in straight lines, but if you watch enough of these animations, you can sometimes see objects which turn in mid air – objects which are moving too fast, or are too dark against the night sky for our eyes to see.

Just check out some of the unintentional shots of aerial phenomenae in this 3 minute film…


Timescapes: “Death is the Road to Awe” from Tom Lowe on Vimeo.

Here’s a bunch of the supposed best Nightscapes from round the world. Grab yourself a mocha and let’s go on an armchair alien hunt.

More Night Sky Timelapse

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