I, too, see nothing but grays.Chris Peterson wrote:Do you see colors here? I see nothing but grays. But I have a wheel like this that I use in the classroom, and with that I see lots of colors. So again, a difference I think in how our eyes perceive things directly and how cameras capture them (in this case with the added complexity of video, so time becomes a factor, not just the sensor dynamics).neufer wrote:
Chris, you wrote:
Okay, but so what? If most really bright meteors look green or blue when photographed, then surely the colors reflect some physical properties of the meteors. Surely, in some sense, these meteors are green or blue.But visual observers more commonly report much less saturated color, as well as a range of yellows, oranges, and reds that are not typically seen in photographs. Camera images are a poor representation of the visual experience of color.
My best friend's son saw a bolide some years ago. He was incredibly impressed and kept describing his experience like this: It was green!!