Jim, Amateurs have some very good
equipment. Certainly if something was out there that could be seen by
the eye it would be noticed by now by the amateur community.
Sky surveys are done on a frequent
basis by organized Amateur groups to look for approaching objects.
They scan the skies religiously every
night for comets and etc just so they can be the first
to see and name "it" and get themselves in the record books.....
I have been into astronomy for quite
I really doubt the reliability of
the information Bro Riley is trusting.