[Space] [Noisebridge-discuss] a riddle for you all
ozzymandi at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 14:29:45 PST 2010
It does appear as though there is some line or rope attached to the balloon
fragment, trailing behind it, that line or rope bridges the fragment to the
cloud layer below visually, to make it appear as though they're connected.
If you look at the next frame, however, you can see the 'vapor trail' is
still there (this time clearly attached the the marine layer below), even
after the balloon fragement has fallen well out of frame.
One hell of a lucky capture though, in any case.
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.
> "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." -- W. Blake.
> The outer bounds is only the beginning.
> 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
>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>
>> > 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:
>> >> What do you see?
>> >> m.
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