[Space] a riddle for you all

Blake Barrett Blake at BlakeBarrett.net
Wed Feb 10 14:06:09 PST 2010


If you zoom in on the original image, you can see it looks like a non-ridgid
white object.


On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>wrote:

> That would be... odd.  I imagine correction for the fisheye is in order to
> get a better understanding of the geometry.
>
> The reason I concluded it was an aircraft is it has a rather visible vapor
> trail.  I imagine the balloon very well could leave a trail, but not the
> shard of the balloon.  The trail seems to be completely aligned with the
> object, not above as you'd expect for something that is in free fall.
>
> Do you think the trail could be powder from the interior of the balloon or
> condensation on the rapidly expanded helium?  It would have to be something
> generated or released rather slowly after the burst, due to the alignment
> and trail that appears to be just over the clouds.
>
> But you're right, it does kind of neatly follow the line that our balloon
> took.  Curious.
>
> Did anyone happen to take any calibration images so the fisheye could be
> corrected?  I'd really love to see that image cleaned up and enhanced.
>
> Christie
> _______
> "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." -- W. Blake.
>
> The outer bounds is only the beginning.
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 1:40 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
>
>> I think we just got even more remarkably lucky.
>>
>> Our best guess for the burst time of the balloon, based on
>> accelerometer data, is 17:02:05. This picture is time-stamped
>> 17:02:54, however I set the clock on the camera by hand the day
>> before, and only to the nearest minute. I think we managed to capture
>> a shard of the balloon flying off into the distance seconds after the
>> burst.
>>
>> m.
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > What kind of aircraft do you think that is?  It's so small to make out.
>> > Christie
>> > _______
>> > "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." -- W. Blake.
>> >
>> > The outer bounds is only the beginning.
>> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/
>> >
>> >
>> > On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I just uploaded the complete photoset to
>> >> http://picasaweb.google.com/syncretin/SpacebridgeAlpha02#
>> >>
>> >> Have a look at picture 131:
>> >>
>> >>
>> http://picasaweb.google.com/syncretin/SpacebridgeAlpha02#5436722689403374338
>> >>
>> >> What do you see?
>> >>
>> >> m.
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