[Space] update

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Sun Feb 7 02:16:22 PST 2010


This is definitely happening tomorrow - the only remaining question is where?

Ozzy suggests San Luis Reservoir. I'm a little nervous about launching
so close to (basically, *in*) the mountains, but the projected track
from the middle of the central valley (a little south of Modesto)
winds up on the edge of the other mountains anyway (see attached KML).

I was generating these with
http://weather.uwyo.edu/polar/balloon_traj.html - anyone still awake I
invite to fire up google earth and experiment with options - but it is
now complaining about the server being too busy, so I'm having trouble
looking up the likely track from the reservoir.

m.

On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 1:26 AM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
> We are on! http://aprs.fi/?call=KJ6ERM
>
> m.
>
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 1:16 AM, Matt Sweeney <mattswe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> without the gsm running, i've gotten several days of life out of my G1
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 12:28 AM, Andrew Gerrand <andrewdg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 12:21 AM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
>>> > Excellent news :) How much did the battery go down during the drive?
>>>
>>> I didn't notice any reduction in battery level after the drive. That
>>> said, the GSM radio wasn't activated (no SIM card) so it won't reflect
>>> real-world performance. What typical battery life did you get out of
>>> it day-to-day?
>>>
>>> > We have the option of using a fisheye lens on the front. I kinda like
>>> > the effect artistically and it probably makes sense to get the extra
>>> > visual range at the cost of the corner pixels, but very open to
>>> > suggestions from anyone more knowledgeable and/or opinionated about
>>> > photography. Examples of each pointed in roughly the same direction
>>> > attached.
>>>
>>> I'm partial to fisheye also. It increases the chances of us capturing
>>> something interesting in any given frame, and a determined individual
>>> can reverse the effect with post-processing if so desired (yet the
>>> reverse is not so).
>>>
>>> Andrew
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>>
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