In alt.ufo.reports R Kym Horsell <k...@kymhorsell.com
> In alt.ufo.reports MrPosti...@kymhorsell.com
>> The TESS project is yet another space telescope that looked for
>> various things -- e.g. planetary transits -- in stellar light curves.
>> Various sub-projects have looked at parts of the enormous data stream that
>> came off the telescope and I've zeroed in on DIAmante that looked at
>> mostly dim M-class stars mostly in the S Hem.
The AI s/w has been burning the midnight oil and have started producing
movies of density plots of TESS images.
A sequence of 2k x 2k bits by 2.5 hrs TESS images if boiled down to
a small 20 x 20 pixel tile on the final plot and colored in
depending on the avg anomalous flux over the original TESS image.
The "anomaly" is relative to the average of the whole image set
of that particular part of the sky.
The current display shows the whole sky. Each grid square is
a given 10x10 deg section of the sky as seen from TESS at the
time of image capture. The TESS data has been translated back to
a standart earth-centric RA and Dec hopefully independent of the
position or orbit of TESS at the time.
The positions of the outer planets may be relevant to interpretation
of the movie. Neptune over the time range of the movie is at +ve Dec
around RA 40. The other outer planets incl Pluto are bunched
in the range RA 300-360 at -ve Dec with Pluto as usual at the extreme
inclination of maybe -20.
The movie I've uploaded shows some interesting features.
The colors are unfortunately chosen from a default palette in
my old version of GNUPLOT. But white (+1) indicates the avg brightness
of that 10x10 deg part of the sky is 1 sd above the long-term avg value
for that square. Black (-1) is 1 sd below the long-term avg.
Some areas are seen to "twinkle" as if stars in a co-ordinated way
are brightening and dimming around the same section of the sky.
There are also some features where dark lines or dark regions appear
and fade as if a "whole lot of somethings" got between some stars
TESS was watching over a rather large section of the sky.
Much bigger than 1 10x10 deg tile.
Seemingly you can not only see individual tiles vary in brightness
that statistically seems identical to time-shifted observations of
UFO activity reported across the N Am, but we seem also to see
"lines" of dark and bright that suggest the lateral movements
of dark or bright objects across the sky as seen by TESS.
The s/w is set to update the movie on the web page every now
and then as processing proceeds. Even on a pocket supercomputer
it takes a while to crunch down TB's of images into a 5-min vga movie.
Execution, as they say, is proceeding.
The old movie is at <kymhorsell.com/movie.mp4
> now showing
line-plot versions for 6 bands in the sky.
The new movie -- being updated as each group of 1000 frames comes
off the assembly line -- is at <kymhorsell.com/movie2.mp4