Re: OT: Current Magnitude of Planet X, per Zetas?
In Article <3CB0FF2B.email@example.com> Thomas MacDonald wrote:
> The question has been raised in Zeta threads: what
> is the current, up-to-date statement by the Zetas, per
> Nancy, of the present magnitude, visual or infrared,
> of Planet X?
Is this as the eye records? Under high light pollution or clear skies on
a remote mountain top? As the camera records? Infrared camera or
Polaroid? As viewed or recorded when the red light comes from the
horizon and passes over more the Earth's surface of overhead? When at
the equator or at a higher or lower latitude? During April, 2002 or
interpreted over a larger time span to be misquoted?
In other words, does it matter? A year ago it was being viewed by the
eye at observatories.
On the night of Sunday April 1st 2001, I reserved the
historic Clark 24" telescope at the Lowell observatory
in Flagstaff, AZ, for my own private viewing. As it
turns out, the telescope operator was unable to point
the Clark in the direction of Orion because there was
a scaffold in the way which only the operator's
supervisor was allowed to move. ... the operator was
determined to give me my money's worth and he
opened up the McAllister telescope, a newer but
smaller scope with a 16" mirror (f3 primary, f18 system,
built in 1963). We trained the big do-hickey on the
Coordinates given for April 1 2001 ... There were 3
stars (I assume they were stars) near the periphery of
the viewable area but absolutely nothing near the middle.
I had asked the operator earlier if this scope would be
able to see something as far away and faint as, say,
Pluto. He said he had seen Pluto with this scope once
before but it was so faint (magnitude 17) he could
only see it out of the corner of his eye. So I tried
focusing on the periphery of the viewable area while
directing my attention to the middle. Lo and behold,
there appeared a faint blip not too far off center. ...
I asked the operator if he would look in the same
fashion. He looked carefully for a couple of minutes
and confirmed what I saw. I took another look to
satisfy myself. Yes, there was definitely something
there. I had the operator center the telescope on the
faint object so that we could get the coordinates more
precisely and then I checked a third time to make
sure we were talking about the same thing. We were;
the elusive blip was centered now.
Sighting TEAM, Lowell
Now it can be captured by Infrared CCD.
Somebody from tt-france had access to the
Haute-Provence Observatory in France (a professional
one) and he had the opportunity to point to the
co-ordinates you indicated. Please have a look at the
photos. Here are the technical details: The first
attached photo ( provided by ESO Digital Sky
Survey) includes the comparison field (one must do
inverse-rotation to compare) The 4 other ones are the
images he took on Jan, 19 2002. using a 5'x5' field
centered on the co-ordinates given by the Zetas on
Jan, 17 2002: RA = 4h 27mn 22s Dec = 12h 8mn 20s.
The two circled objects are the only two objects
which do not exist in the reference field.
Sighting TEAM, Haute-Provence
By mid-2002 the Zetas have stated it will be visible to amateurs with
their scopes. Some 7 weeks prior to the shift the Zetas have stated it
will be visible to humans without the use of binoculars or scopes. Upon
passage it will seem as large as the Moon, with its dust cloud and swirl
of moons and all, to those viewing it from Earth. Whatever magnitude
that equates to. I think this description is better than numbers, which
everyone pounces upon and then loses the forest for the trees, or more
accurately, the forest for the twigs and pine needles. Anything to be
distracted, it seems, from the very scary point of the message.