NASA's Black & White Space Shuttle Video Cameras See into the Invisible?
Dear Jim Oberg, AT first, you said the video camera on STS-75 had no CCD, then when I proved to you that with no CCD, when the camera zooms in towards a closer look at the tether, and focuses on infinity, near-field debris disappears from the focal plane all together and cannot produce an "Airy Disc." Then you said the camera does have a CCD, hoping that would help your theory. With a CCD video camera, near-field small debris (I tested this with a metal tac hanging 6 inches from my video camera) also disappears when the camera zooms towards a distant object. In fact, you cant see anything less a soft blur if that. So how does your theory hold at all either way that the objects are dust bunnies that got too close to the video camera? Either way, on a long zoom, they disappear from the focal plane.
This means that in NASA STS-75, when the video camera zooms in to get a closer look at the tether, we see the tether getting thicker, not due to the camera going out of focus as NASA Reported that the thickness of the tether is due to sunlight reflecting off of the ionized nitrogen gas surrounding the tether and or the energy field surrounding the tether itself. The discs of light would not be there at all if they were illuminated pieces of dust near the camera lens; having not been able to visually survive in the focal plane of the video camera on the long zoom inwards. The only way they would survive would be if they were truly distant objects. The fact that the camera is in focus all the way, means they are not distant stars in an out-of-focus state.
To help clarify certain issues about the NASA UFOs in both of my films, "Dan Aykroyd, Unplugged on UFOs" and "Evidence, the Case for NASA UFOs."
These are excerpts from my book, "Evidence, the Case for NASA UFOs" which I hope will help clarify some of the arguments about UFOs captured on Space Shuttle Video cameras, which I postulate are in the invisible. I firstly base this upon my own seeing a UFO clear as day in Berkeley, 1967-68 with several other agitated witnesses. We all watched in utter amazement as this metallic, disc-shaped UFO hovered at about 3,500 feet in the clear blue sky not far from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. After about twenty minutes, the UFO just blinked out and went invisible. I have been interested in invisibility with regards to UFOs ever since.
With regards to NASA's video cameras peering into the invisible? NASA knows all this and they have video cameras aboard the Space Shuttles and aboard satellites that can see into invisible spectra of light, such as the infrared and the near ultraviolet. I confirmed the wavelengths of the shuttles video cameras with NASA scientists back in 1998, Dr. Joseph Nuth, III, Head of Astrochemistry at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He said that the shuttle’s video cameras could see near UV photons in a letter to me dated April 3, 2000: “Although the camera itself may respond to x-rays and gamma rays (usually as noise), the optics do not serve to focus on anything but visible and near-UV photons. I would be amazed if the optics were not quartz so that the UV cut-off wavelength would be ~ 180 nm. If sapphire the cut-off drops to 160 nm and for CaF2 the cut-off is ~ 135 nm.” UV is divided into near, far and extreme. The near UV is higher in wavelengths frequency than the color violet. It is also invisible to the human eye and spans almost as wide as the visible light spectrum in wavelengths. Many of NASAs video cameras see well into the invisible Infra-red also. Infrared is lower in wavelength frequency than the color red. Infrared is even easier than UV detection.
By definition, what Dr. Nuth is saying that the video cameras can see not only Near UV wavelengths of invisible light, but also Far UV defined here: Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than soft X-rays. It can be subdivided into near UV (380–200 nm wavelength), far or vacuum UV (200–10 nm; abbrev. FUV or VUV), and extreme UV (1–31 nm; abbrev. EUV or XUV). It appears he made a mistake 135 - 180 Nano-meters is into the Far UV, even deeper into this invisible spectra than previously thought.
I have confirmed by letter that the above letter from NASA is true and documented. later, James Oberg tried to say that the video cameras on the shuttle were ordinary video cameras. He was uninformed or lying to protect his UFO debunking theories. He was also firstly an employee at NASA working under John F. Schuessler, whom is today the head of MUFON. John F. Schuessler keeps accurate files of astronaut encounters of UFOs and is a believer while Oberg is a debunker. Can you figure this one out now?