Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby oscillator » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:40 pm

From one of the Google Earth folks...
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The Satellite Overflight of BRC will be at 11:49am on Thursday 9/1
this year. I believe they are tasking the GeoEye-1 satellite with
50cm resolution (as opposed to 1m resolution on the IKONOS satellite
used last year).

Please announce far and wide and encourage people to lay out art to be
photographed from space. I know the water trucks have some plans this
year.

Cheers!
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby knowmad » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:53 pm

thx. been waiting for this info.
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby lemur » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:54 am

some info.. (your font may mangle it)

Now you'll know which direction to spread your ass cheeks toward, or.. which direction to aim your REALLY BIG mirrors..

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Observer's Location: Gerlach ( 40.6520°N, 119.3540°W)
Local Time: Pacific Daylight Time (GMT - 7:00)


Start Time: 11:44:46 10 NNE
at Max Height 11:49:24 86 E
End Time: 11:54:03 10 SSW

(source: the internet)
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby shroom » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:56 am

Does anyone have the link to the 2010 photo? The one that you can zoom in on? I've searched and can't find it.
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby Sic Pup » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:17 am

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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby shroom » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:45 am

Yes! Thanks you! I bookmarked it this time.
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby lemur » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:19 am

that image is aerial photography afaik.
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby b00m3rang » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:05 am

Here's a direct link to the satellite image from 2011: http://www.geeked.info/wp-content/uploa ... EP2011.jpg
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:28 am

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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby Timezone LaFontaine » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:48 am

b00m3rang wrote:Here's a direct link to the satellite image from 2011: http://www.geeked.info/wp-content/uploa ... EP2011.jpg


Wow, the water trucks went big in the open playa. Nice font work there, truckers!
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby cmn » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:29 pm

For those who joined us for a circle at 5:00 & C, it's clearly visible!

The Geoeye version is supposedly 3m. Anyone know where to get the full photo, or is that all we can expect?
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby JStep » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:15 pm

Timezone LaFontaine wrote:
b00m3rang wrote:Here's a direct link to the satellite image from 2011: http://www.geeked.info/wp-content/uploa ... EP2011.jpg


Wow, the water trucks went big in the open playa. Nice font work there, truckers!


That was a project of Jim Bower (the One Mile Clock) and tribe to make the biggest word ever on the playa. They gridded it off, dug a shallow (like less than 3 inch) furrow and the water truck crew was all about helping out, planned it out knowing how fast their water evaporates did a real fast run just before 11:49.
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby JStep » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:26 pm

Found my camp!

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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:31 pm

I can see the pic as it loads, but it dissapears when complete! :?
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby JStep » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:48 pm

FIGJAM wrote:I can see the pic as it loads, but it dissapears when complete! :?


Restart your browser, sounds like a caching error.
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:12 pm

Same thing.

Picture showing as it downloads, then gone when "Done". :x

Damn, I really want that shot!
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:41 pm

Just tried saveing a picture after it went to the white screen and it put it in my pictures just fine, but not on screen from the link. :?
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Re: Satellite Overflight of BRC @ 11:49AM Thurs 9/01/11

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:58 pm

Try right clicking the link and "Save link as.."

I couldn't display it in my browser but it downloaded the full res .jpg just fine..
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