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    Re: (Fwd) The Most Anomalous Refraction Yet or What ?
    From: Ken Gebhart
    Date: 2009 Aug 5, 13:20 -0500

    Thanks Marcel.
    On Aug 5, 2009, at 9:44 AM, Marcel Tschudin wrote:
    > Ken, you wrote:
    >> I  would say that the picture is a fake of some kind, because the sun
    >> exhibits no refractive "squash".
    > If the picture is a fake of some kind or not is not necessarily
    > related to the sun not showing a refractive squash. The sun shown has
    > the "normal" appearance of an Omega-sun which, due to the large
    > super-adiabatic lapse rate, has a different shape than the "normal"
    > sun with the refractive squash. I observed and photographed a lot of
    > those real Omega-suns. Usually I notice them only afterwards when
    > looking at the pictures taken with a 6x zoom.
    > Marcel
    > >
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