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    I was about to go to sleep last night when again, I noticed this flickering light in the sky that seemed to be giving off many colors very quickly. Up to this point, I had dismissed it as a helicopter, since no plane can move so slowly, or have such colors. But last light I finally decided to expose myself to the coldness of my bed room in order to take a picture of it. I got out my camera, set up the tri-pod on my 2nd story roof and zoomed in. After looking at it for five minuets I decided there is no chance whatsoever that it is a helicopter. It flickered way too much, the colors were to chaotic and vibrant, and its motion was only decided by the spin of the earth-since its pattern followed stars near it. It can't be something that we made, so it must be something in space, very far away; that kind of flickering can only occur when the light has had allot of time to be effected by gravitational pulls, right? This flickering was greater than I have ever seen on another star before, and I have never seen a celestial object emit such colors; what could this thing be? I took a picture with a five second exposure and it appeared either blue or green around the outer edge. I was hoping to get different colors in different shots until I realized that the five second exposure was causing all of the colors in the middle to mix together and form white everywhere but the edge, which for some reason tended to be either blue or green in the time period of the shot. I then tried to film it to show the different colors, but no luck, the camera couldn't focus correctly in film mode. I then with much frustration shot another still, pressing the button with considerably more force then before. The shot was different, it showed the colors in a chaotic way around the white epicenter.....it turned out that by pressing it that hard the camera was still moving while taking the shot, causing the colors to separate. Eureka! I then set the shot up with the entity on the left, held it in position during the shot for 2 seconds, then moved it to the right for the other three seconds. I did it; I was able to show the entire spectrum for that time period in a strait line, almost like a single frame film recording/ time line. The colors were mainly a very vibrant green, red and blue, and gold, yellow, brown, grey, black (It appeared to be a black shape of light...at least thats how it looks to me, even though thats impossible to our knowledge), white, pink, purple, and a few other variations. There were also occasional randomly assorted breaks in the light, causing the flickering. What in the universe acts like this? I have pics, but I just realized that my photobucket will put my name in any link of the pics I put up....so now I have to get a new account without my name in it in order to prevent some psycho from attempting to kill me because of what I say on this forum.
    If no one knows, I will open a new account and try to post the pics tomorrow.


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    haha no ones gonna kill you, but it sounds interesting
    ive seen something like that before but it was pretty small, might be a satellite?


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    Do you mean a man made satellite, or a moon? If a moon is doing that, then it must be going supernova, and were all going to die; if its a satellite, then we should all be very very worried right now....

    I know, no one is going to kill me....because they can't (Green belt in Brazilian jujitsu, Orange in karate, and allot of informal training in 5 other martial arts ). But still, they could try to slander, blackmail, or do other nasty things to me.
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    Moons don't go supernova...

    I don't know if satellites are close enough to look like that, though there is plenty of man made crap up there.
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    Of course moons cannot become a supernova, I was joking.

    Well, I got even better pics of it by using a different method (I am looking at it right now) and photoshoped the heck out of it to bring the resolution to 750 dpi, 650 megabytes. Now I can really see the color transformations; in one frame, I think I can see it. It looks like a star and has an off white brownish color. Also, at times the color transformations are in a perfect line, while at other times the color shift goes all over the area.

    I think its a star.....but what effect is this? I've never read anything about it before.
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    Sounds interesting. I'd love to see those pics.
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    I cant put up the 650 megabyte image for obvious reasons, but here are the others; you can photoshop it yourself to see what looked like a star.



    This is a picture of it through my sliding screen door. Considering how small the entity is, I doubt the screens wires physically got in the way; maybe some type of electromagnetic distortion created by it?


















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    Well whatever it is, it looks quite pretty!

    Just to clarify, are those timelapse ones showing it moving, or you moving the camera? and are these the original or PS ones?

    did it move faster than the stars? the same speed?
    Can you see it every night? is it in the same part of the sky when you do?

    are you sure it's not a farm house on a distant hill, or a boat out on the horizon?

    also, how big is it? the same size as a star/planet?

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    Its the camera turning to the left on an axis (tripod), so it appears that the entity is moving to the right.

    These are the original, the photoshop ones were 6.5X larger than the producer edition of photobucket will take.

    It was moving at around the same speed as the other stars and the moon.

    I've noticed it here and there over the past year, but lately it has been showing up more often; not every night.

    It usually is at about 35 degrees to my position, though it does vary.

    Yes, its not on the earth.

    Those pictures are 10X physical, and 4X digital zoom on a 4 megapixel camera. Just looking at it, it is very small, the width of a pin tip.

    It is larger than all other stars...though the north star is close to as large as it. It is also considerably brighter than most stars.

    By the way, I found 2 more in the sky that I've never seen before; they are smaller and have a shorter color spectrum.
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    well I'm stumped haha!
    Since they move the same speed as the stars that implies they are a looong way away. Or atleast at GEO orbit, although I don't know what could be visible that would be at that distance. So it makes me think they are planets maybe. Unfortunatetly I'm just interested, I'm no expert. Maybe this is a common sight when you know what it is. I've only ever seen fast moving 'ufos' such as satelites or the ISS.

    The pictures make it look really like an electric light source to me, though digital pics can be decieving.

    But i'm intrigued, I really hope you find out what it is!
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    Maybe it's just sirius...
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    You got it all wrong.......

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    Yes - its called a "Hopstar"
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    Trying to name my discovery after yourself eh?

    I doubt I'm the first to see it, then again, maybe I am! I just want more information on it.
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    from what i know it might be a star in the sky shining form a very far distance, i have seen this before to myself but dont know if it is... :-D
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    theoretically, can this be a flickering star? (the light being bent and split though turbolences in the athmosphere)
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