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ravenswoodPJ
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Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
My son came home at 3 am this morning.He told me that while he was walking home from the subway a plane of some sort was fling over head he looked up at it and saw that it had a green light on the bottom of the plane from which a green laser scanned across a large area of ground and passed over him as well,a gas station attendent saw the same thing as him and tried to hide from it.He stayed out side for awhile and the plane continued ot fly over the area scanning.Did anyone else happen to see this or does anyone know what this could be about?
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
No, but it sounds like some sort of surveillance aircraft.
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
NO he doesnt-are you as stupid as that doofy picture son?
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11/19/2012 07:53 PM
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
just some nob shining a laser out the plane , dumb fuck ...
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11/19/2012 07:56 PM
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
sounds scary

but i wouldn't be surprised. lasers have been used to map forests, the laser can even penetrate the trees to see things
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
probably just a spotlight. Lasers have a pretty tight light, don't cover a lot of area.
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
probably just a spotlight. Lasers have a pretty tight light, don't cover a lot of area.
 Quoting: Little Bee


not when they perform a raster scan
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
just some nob shining a laser out the plane , dumb fuck ...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21871567


possibly, but that doesn't account for the "scan" description

though i would agree covert scanning would be better off done with an invisible laser
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
can we get more details please OP?

color of the laser?

height the plane flew at?

thanks
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
Proof or it didn't happen.
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11/19/2012 08:09 PM
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
No, but it sounds like some sort of surveillance aircraft.
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do you even know what a laser is?
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11/19/2012 08:11 PM
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
i've seen the same in MN maybe a month ago now
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11/19/2012 08:27 PM
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i've seen the same in MN maybe a month ago now
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what did you see?

what color was the laser? how did it scan?
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11/19/2012 08:32 PM

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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
May have been one of these.

[link to www.wickedlasers.com]

You can buy attachments that shape the beam and one of them is a scan line. I've got the 750 mW unit myself and you can see it for miles, actually outer space...
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
My son came home at 3 am this morning.He told me that while he was walking home from the subway a plane of some sort was fling over head he looked up at it and saw that it had a green light on the bottom of the plane from which a green laser scanned across a large area of ground and passed over him as well,a gas station attendent saw the same thing as him and tried to hide from it.He stayed out side for awhile and the plane continued ot fly over the area scanning.Did anyone else happen to see this or does anyone know what this could be about?
 Quoting: ravenswoodPJ



Possible survey of what is left of Breezy Point?? 1dunno1

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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
You paid $1000 for a 750mW wickedlaser? Fuck man, you can get a 1w for cheaper on different sites such as o-like.
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May have been one of these.

[link to www.wickedlasers.com]

You can buy attachments that shape the beam and one of them is a scan line. I've got the 750 mW unit myself and you can see it for miles, actually outer space...
 Quoting: N3m3s1s
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
Alright, I looked at the laser link and that was way cool man! What else can lasers do? Would they have any applications in shtf?
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Alright, I looked at the laser link and that was way cool man! What else can lasers do? Would they have any applications in shtf?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27999638


Burning out the eyes of an enemy. I'm not going to go into detail but there are applications for sure.
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
Cheap green lasers can be purchased online for ~30$ which would be visible on the ground from a plane, and vice-versa. Precisely why you dont point at aircraft.

Given the distance to the viewer on the ground, it would be difficult to distinguish the exact positioning / point of emission ie window, or bottom of the craft.


To the poster above me ^^ 1,000$ is a common price for a class 4 DPSS 532, given that the laser is rated at 750mW stable and not just the peak. WL is notorious for fudging numbers...

Depending on the distance, and divergence (with or without beam expander) 750mW being shone at anybodies face would be pretty dumb. A class 4 can cause eye damage to unprotected eyes over a great distance. Had it have been a common class 4 blue 445nm, you get into the 'blue light hazard' as well.

As for seeing it from space, doubt it.. I have seen it done with the ISS, but from a dark location and with a stable 1W+ 445nm.

They may see a faint flicker but no beam is going to appear to them.

Wickedlasers sales propaganda is full of BS, do some reading and avoid those scamming morons.
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
I dont have many more details about this but no it wasnt a little laser pen the green laser covered over more than a block of homes.Thanks for your help,just thought someone from nyc might have seen the same thing.P.S to the OP from the united kingdom who called me a dumd fuck that wasnt very nice of you,how would you like it if I was to say England is a fag country,or do you people still lean on those skinny umberellas and pick hankies out of your sleeves that wouldnt be very nice of me would it?
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
Given the distance to the viewer on the ground, it would be difficult to distinguish the exact positioning / point of emission ie window, or bottom of the craft.

 Quoting: LASERGURU 28023670


could we work some assumptions depending on the make, angle & height of the craft at the time?

obviously certain planes simply have no windows pointing the to ground unless the plane is landing or banking right?
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
Probably a drone checking out the area...

Pretty soon it's going to be like the movie "They Live"
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
P.S to the OP from the united kingdom who called me a dumd fuck that wasnt very nice of you
 Quoting: ravenswoodPJ


i'm guessing they meant if someone shone it from a plane to cause trouble they are a dumb fuck, not you. just my guess though
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
I dont have many more details about this but no it wasnt a little laser pen the green laser covered over more than a block of homes.Thanks for your help,just thought someone from nyc might have seen the same thing.P.S to the OP from the united kingdom who called me a dumd fuck that wasnt very nice of you,how would you like it if I was to say England is a fag country,or do you people still lean on those skinny umberellas and pick hankies out of your sleeves that wouldnt be very nice of me would it?
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Loos like ravenswoodPJ is gay and it makes him cranky.
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27963234


could we work some assumptions depending on the make, angle & height of the craft at the time?

obviously certain planes simply have no windows pointing the to ground unless the plane is landing or banking right?


Wouldnt really matter, its entirely possible and have read of people doing this.

The initial beam is tiny, averaging 2-3mm collimated to parallel. To get the angle would simply require the operator of said laser to be holding it at the top of a small window aiming down, keeping it as close the bottom edge of the frame as possible.

As the beam covers distance and diverges, it becomes quite large. The ground viewer would not see a small dot, rather a large area being covered.


To assume anything related to the plane other than height would pointless.

Saying they were 'scanning', as in rendering an image, is unlikely. Either the OP is exaggerating, or the person who saw it was.

Military uses IR systems, not visible wavelengths for one. Camera systems, guidance, all infrared. Even the small survey systems they use to scan a crime scene or construction site are IR. Using visible wavelengths means that they cant filter out the noise given off by street lights, cars, houses, and during a day operation, DAYLIGHT..

For further assumption, lets refer to Occam's razor tounge
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
[link to www.airborne1.com]

This technology involves a scanning and ranging laser system that produces pinpoint accurate, high-resolution, topographic maps. The original technology has been in existence for 20-30 years, but the commercial applications for LiDAR generated topographic maps have only developed within the last decade. Today the entire process of airborne laser mapping is highly automated from flight planning, to data acquisition, to the generation of digital terrain models.
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[link to www.airborne1.com]

This technology involves a scanning and ranging laser system that produces pinpoint accurate, high-resolution, topographic maps. The original technology has been in existence for 20-30 years, but the commercial applications for LiDAR generated topographic maps have only developed within the last decade. Today the entire process of airborne laser mapping is highly automated from flight planning, to data acquisition, to the generation of digital terrain models.
 Quoting: Salt


Makes sense.
They are making a topographic 3-D map of what is left of Breezy Point after Sandy.
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Maybe it has to do the the areas that are damaged from Sandy.
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
My son came home at 3 am this morning.He told me that while he was walking home from the subway a plane of some sort was fling over head he looked up at it and saw that it had a green light on the bottom of the plane from which a green laser scanned across a large area of ground and passed over him as well,a gas station attendent saw the same thing as him and tried to hide from it.He stayed out side for awhile and the plane continued ot fly over the area scanning.Did anyone else happen to see this or does anyone know what this could be about?
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Yeah, that was a stupid troll ray and you were clearly hit by it.
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
[link to www.airborne1.com]

This technology involves a scanning and ranging laser system that produces pinpoint accurate, high-resolution, topographic maps. The original technology has been in existence for 20-30 years, but the commercial applications for LiDAR generated topographic maps have only developed within the last decade. Today the entire process of airborne laser mapping is highly automated from flight planning, to data acquisition, to the generation of digital terrain models.
 Quoting: Salt


[link to www.airborne1.com]

This technology involves a scanning and ranging laser system that produces pinpoint accurate, high-resolution, topographic maps. The original technology has been in existence for 20-30 years, but the commercial applications for LiDAR generated topographic maps have only developed within the last decade. Today the entire process of airborne laser mapping is highly automated from flight planning, to data acquisition, to the generation of digital terrain models.
 Quoting: Salt


Makes sense.
They are making a topographic 3-D map of what is left of Breezy Point after Sandy.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer



Those systems use IR, they do not paint the landscape in visible green light...burnit
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Re: Laser from plane scanning queens ny last night
kinda odd nobody else noticed it.

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