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Originally posted by Ysterlong
reply to post by hotbakedtater
Thank you for sharing this with us. It is unbelievable what you can achieve with relatively inexpensive equipment. For me, it is the first time I was made aware of this.
From now on I will look out for similar projects.
Thank you hotbakedtater - a flag for you!
PS. Thanks to Britguy as well - I love those pictures!
Originally posted by Britguy
Here's another good one I like (being a Pentax user too).
I remember doing something similar, but lower altitude, as a teenager. A friend and I built a radio control module with a servo operated shutter release using a cheap compact camera - film only as this was looooong before the age of digital cameras. We then attached the module to a large kite and sent it up. The results were actually pretty impressive.
Originally posted by zupreme
Interesting. NASA and the world governments have, by default, classified all space photos, except for the relative few (which do number thousands admittedly).
I wonder how this development will be dealt with, considering that fact. I'm sure that "they" haven't gone to so much trouble to keep space secret, just to enter an era where high school kids are able to take their own photos.
Maybe it will be criminalized under the guise of keeping the skies clean or something.
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
This picture looks very sharp and clear. I think that these kind of balloons should be released in areas of UFO activity, they might catch something!
Originally posted by Burginthorn
Probably a dumb question, but can anyone explain the lack of stars in these type of pictures?
Its the same with NASA photographs and moon landing photographs - there's never any stars?
I know there's probably a valid explanation, but it kind of spooks me out how I can stand outside, look to the heavens and see zillions of stars from way down here, yet way up there, I am expecting to see even more and there are none?
Originally posted by wiredamerican
Hey forget watching the NASA live stream, we can send our own balloons up and see UFO's for ourselves. Only if we want to by about 5000 dollars worth of gear of course. This story is motivational.