The FOX "moon hoax" program presented this argument:
There are cross-hairs placed on the camera lenses used
to photograph the alleged moon surface. The crosshairs
must always appear over the objects photographed since
the crosshairs are in front of object before the lens.
However, since some objects [always sunlit and white]
appear to be over the cross hairs, this constitutes
proof that the photographs were manipulated. Wrong...
Example of an object appearing to be over crosshair:
The badastronomy.com website explains this "anomaly"
Sunlit white objects are reflecting so much light the
light overpowers and over-exposes the hair-thin black
crosshairs, so the crosshair then disappears over the
white object and the resulting impression/illusion is
that the sunlit white object is over the cross hair.
To test that overexposure hypothesis I taped a hair
across the lens of a digital camcorder and pointed
the lens at a sunlit white paper. Sure enough, the
brightness coming off the white paper washed out the
hair-line (predictable). As I moved the camera around,
it looked on the camera monitor as if the paper was
magically over the hair-line. The hair I taped over
the lens did not disappear totally, but note that
where it is not washed out, it's thicker than the
Apollo hairline crosses. Also consider that the sun's
brightness would be stronger on the moon since it has
no atmosphere, and I suspect digital cameras prevent
overexposure better. This hypothesis test appears
to explain why some Apollo photos have sunlit white
objects appearing to be in front of lens crosshairs.
GODDARD'S JOURNAL: http://www.erols.com/igoddard/journal.htm
Asking the "wrong" questions, challenging the Official Story
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