[Space] update

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Sun Feb 7 11:24:59 UTC 2010

Looks better from the reservoir.


On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 2:16 AM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
> 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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