Re: And I thought if Nanosail D was obseved flashing, means it's rotating

From: Ralf Vandebergh (
Date: Fri May 27 2011 - 21:41:37 UTC

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    Shape is for sure not artificial, see this short movie:
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    From: Thierry Legault
    Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 10:36 PM
    Subject: Re: And I thought if Nanosail D was obseved flashing, means it's 
    Ted, I fully agree with you about the importance of the rule.
    Instead of making a long e-mail, I have made a page describing a deep
    technical analysis of recent Nanosail images from Mr Vandebergh. As
    you suspect, shape and colors are artifacts. I think that the new
    rule is especially interesting in this "textbook case". I even think
    that now a few raw images extracted from the video are not
    sufficient, the full avi file would be very interesting to assess.
    The analysis:
    >From: Ted Molczan
    >Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 2:52 PM
    >Subject: RE: And I thought if Nanosail D was obseved flashing,means it's
    >Ralf Vandebergh wrote:
    > > Just wanted to link to my website to show an image to support this
    > > discussion, but even that is rejected.
    > > So It's even not possible to support a discussion by showing an image.
    >When you comply with the rules, your images will be allowed:
    >In the rejected report, you claimed to have resolved the "the shape and
    >attitude of the Sail and perhaps a sign of
    >tumbling". Given the size and altitude of the object, the aperture of your
    >optics, and method of tracking, there is room
    >for doubt. The rules are intended to facilitate evaluation of your results.
    >Ted Molczan
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